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Work Safely at Heights

Course Overview

Duration: 1 day
Times: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Class size: 10 students
Prerequisite: No pre-requisite
Assessment type: Theory and practical

Work Safely at Heights is also conducted as a Night Course. Please contact us for further information.

Units of Competency

Course Code Course Name
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

Course Description

People such as scaffolders, riggers and operators of elevating work platforms are exposed to the dangers of working at heights on a regular basis.

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safety at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit it appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to perform work at heights.

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of the following when working safely at heights:

  • names and functions of equipment, components and materials
  • complying with equipment manufacturer’s instructions and specifications
  • safe shifting and handling of tools and materials
  • adhering to statutory and regulatory authority requirements
  • the nature of work undertaken at heights
  • complying with heights safety systems
  • the processes of providing for safe working practices
  • using safety equipment/systems and considerations to facilitate working safely at heights
  • complying with safe work methods

Why Train with Us?

  • Large variety of funding options available:
  • CSQ Short Course
  • BERT Training Fund
  • We do not cancel courses due to low numbers*
  • We include RII units
  • Extensive range of plant equipment
  • Tax deduction for accredited training
  • *Except where required by the state safe work regulator 

    Course Topics

    • OHS and legislative obligations
    • Identify work requirements
    • Identify work procedures and instructions
    • Access and install equipment
    • Perform work at heights
    • Clean up work area

    Course Training & Outcomes

    Training & Assessment

    With successful completion of the training & assessment, applicants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) and wallet-sized plastic competency card for:

    RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

    Students will receive their SOA and Card on their final day of training & assessment (provided they have been deemed competent).

    Training Requirements & What To Bring

    • Assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
    • All current High Risk Work Licences
    • Logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision (if available)
    • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course.
    • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
    • The Legislation requires the applicant to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
    • PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.

    WH&S More Skills will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please go here to read our complete Terms and Conditions and Refunds & Cancellations policy.

    Training Facilities

    The training facilities are comfortable air conditioned with modern training aids. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as well as fridges and a microwave for participants to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.

    Students have direct access to all the necessary plant required for the relevant course i.e. Cranes, EWP, Forklifts and Scaffold.

    The Construction Training Centre offers a free car park for all students and visitors, as well as a cafe onsite.

    On-site Training & Group Bookings

    We also offer onsite training as well as group booking options at our training facilities.

    Onsite training and group bookings provide the advantage of being able to choose the course dates as it is suitable for you and your employees.

    For more information contact us on (07) 3183 0000 or send an email enquiry.