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Anchor 23
RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights

Outcome: Nationally recognised statement of attainment 

Course Cost: 

$210.00 pp in Hobart (individuals/unemployed)

$250.00 pp in Hobart (60% funded by Keystone if eligible)

$250.00 pp in Launceston/Devonport (60% funded by Keystone if eligible)

Please enquire about group booking rates


Course Duration: 6-8 hours (experience, competency and class size dependent)


Location: Onsite or offsite, statewide

Pre-requisites: Must be 16 years of age and possess good language, literacy and numeracy skills

What to bring: USI Number ( Biscuits, tea, coffee and drinks are provided. There are many takeaway food options nearby or feel free to bring your own lunch

CPD points acquired: 6 (please contact CBOS to find out if you are eligible)

PPE requirements: Safety boots, long pants and Hi Vis short/long sleeve shirt.

Course description:

  • WHS Act 2012, Regulations, COP’s, A/S

  • Risk Assessment, SWMS, JSA’s

  • Hierarchy of Control

  • Fall prevention devices (passive/active)

  • Work positioning systems and ladders

  • Fall restraint versus fall arrest

  • Heights equipment Inspection and maintenance

  • Anchor points, anchor slings, karabiners

  • Type 1 and type 2 fall arrest devices

  • Horizontal/vertical lifelines

  • Fall clearance distances

  • Suspension trauma and rescue techniques


Unit Descriptor

  • ​Identify work requirements

  • Identify work procedures and instructions

  • Access and install equipment

  • Perform work at heights

  • Clean up work area



This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

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Work Safely at Heights

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