RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Course Introduction

This course has been designed for those who may be required to work at heights and use safety harnesses and fall arrest equipment.

This nationally accredited course offers a comprehensive introduction to safe working at height. The course includes a guide to legislation, regulations and the standards governing working at heights. Participants will be taken through height safety including the selection and use of fall prevention, fall restraint and fall arrest devices.

The practical component of the course covers choosing and correctly fitting a harness, and gives the participants a chance to wear and use a harness, as well as awareness of emergency response procedures.

Who Should Attend

The course is relevant to those who work at height and use safety harnesses and fall arrest equipment or those who are required to supervise others working at heights.

What will I learn?

  • What classifies as ‘Working at Heights’
  • What does the legislation say
  • Risk assessment and hazard control
  • Site specific hazard and height work analyses
  • Plan and prepare for safe work practice
  • Introduction to fall protection equipment including fall prevention, fall restraint and fall arrest devices
  • Select and inspect the fall protection equipment
  • Safe work with ladders and roofs
  • Monitoring of safe work practices
  • Emergency response and rescue requirements
  • Incident reporting

Is there Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) ?

Yes, your history of study, skills and experience can be taken into account but it must support the performance criteria set out in the unit of competency. Documentary evidence and interview will be required.

Assistance with reading, writing or mathematics

We can provide support in some areas. Where we cannot, we will provide direction to other agencies who may be able to assist.

What will the participant receive at the conclusion of the course?

On successful completion of both the online theory and practical components of the course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights, CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry and RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights.

On-site or Dedicated Course

Onsite training is $1,500 (GST exempt) per course up to a maximum of 10 people. Course fees include learning support material and information sheets.

Course Venue and Equipment

Public courses are conducted at our training facility. Where courses are conducted on-site then a suitable venue (which can accommodate up to 10 participants and 1 trainer) and a white board are to be provided by the client company. The venue shall have sufficient space for the participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of the theoretical training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company. Client to provide appropriate equipment for the practical training component. Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.

Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area then additional costs will be applicable. Any air fares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns.

Enrolling in the Course

Contact our office for the latest course schedule and enrolment form. Fax, email or post the completed enrolment form back to Total Management and Training.

Please note you will receive a log in to our training portal to undertake the theory component of this course, prior to attendance on the day. Please ensure you undertake the theory questions online prior to coming to the training.

If you have a group of five or more who require training, a dedicated course can be scheduled and run either at your workplace, or at our training facility.

Dedicated Course

If you have a group of five or more who require training, a dedicated course can be scheduled and run either at your workplace, or at our training facility.



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