Height Safety Training | RIIWHS204D Working Safely at Heights

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Course Outline – Working Safely at Heights – RIIWHS204D

Suitable for workers in mining, construction and for any tradespeople who need to work at heights. The course covers all aspects of safe access to heights, including:

  • legislative requirements,
  • selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment,
  • practical exercises of setting up fall arrest systems and the rescue of a suspended casualty.

This nationally accredited Work Safely at Heights course has been structured to provide candidates with the necessary practical skills and theoretical understanding to undertake work at height on a broad range of structures and differing environments; as well as working safely in the vicinity of unprotected edges or on steep ground.

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will gain knowledge of:

  • Legislation and governance material relating to working at height
  • What defines ’work at height’
  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • Control measures for working at height
  • Categories for working at height (work restraint, work positioning, fall arrest)
  • Legal requirements for equipment inspection and record keeping
  • Compliance, strengths and characteristics of height safety equipment
  • Legal necessity for provision for rescue capability.
  • Correct inspection, fitting and adjustment of harness (including suspension in harness)
  • Participation in SWMS to control risks for working at height
  • Selection, setup and rigging of anchor straps and slings
  • Pre-use inspection, installation and use of work restraint techniques
  • Pre-use inspection and use of single/twin leg fall arrest lanyards
  • Pre-use inspection, installation and use of fall arrest blocks/inertia reels.
  • Pre-use inspection, installation and use of temporary horizontal safety lines
  • Pre-use inspection, installation and use of height safety connectors
  • Introduction to rescue using a pre-rigged workplace rescue system.

Where appropriate additional client-specific topics will be covered.

Course Duration
  • 1 Day
Training Outcome
  • All successful candidates will receive a Statement of Attainment RIIWHS204D Working Safely at Heights and a personalised ID card as proof of their qualification.
  • CPD Points 8

Remember! To work at height it is a legal necessity to have received training.

NOTE: As of 1 January 2015 you will need a USI (Unique Student Identifier) to complete this course. For more information please call our office on 44729202 or go to http://southcoastcolleges.edu.au/usi-unique-student-identifier/

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At the time of publishing all course dates were accurate, however dates and times are susceptible to change throughout the term. Please be sure to confirm your course dates on enrolment with our reception staff.