Work Safely at Heights Course

RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

Work safely at heights

RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights course is designed for new and experienced personnel required to work safely at heights at an operational level typically in the resources and infrastructure industries. The course will expose students to a broad range of height risk situations and to implement safe working procedures according to the regulations and legislative requirements governing working safely at heights.   

Students will learn to identify risks and implement appropriate control measures as well as interpret and apply risk assessment documentation, technical and safety information as well as understand the strengths and limitations of the fall protection equipment available for working safely at heights. 

Students will perform two work safely at heights scenarios using various safety systems. This includes installing equipment checking and correctly fitting, adjusting and anchoring fall protection systems and associated equipment.

Provider of Training and Assessment

This course the “Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training RTO 90909” by Safe Act Pty Ltd
Important information prior to enrolment

Unit Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909;

  • RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

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Entry Requirements

An individual undertaking this course  will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry: 

  • Psychological and physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstrations for this course, such as the undertaking of the requirements to work safely at heights wearing appropriate PPE and using appropriate fall protection equipment. Participants will need sufficient physical ability to lift equipment infrequently from ground to overhead and access heights above 2m. 
  • Protective slip resistant footwear/safety shoes and comfortable/practical clothing must be provided by the student and worn during the practical sessions and assessment.  
  • Language, literacy and numeracy requirements – students must be able to read and correctly interpret required documentation relevant to working at height, speak clearly and unambiguously in English, explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues and understand the risk assessment requirements. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and producing any required reports. Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly calculate total fall distances for example. 

Course Duration (face to face)

Face to Face 7 hours (minimum) – full face to face course

Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.

Certificate Renewal Requirements

This certificate does not require renewal

Course Fees and Payments

  • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.
  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.
  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.

Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

What happens at the course?

Learning Activities

Delivery of course information and learning activities.

Assessment Activities

Practical Assessment 

  • Work safely at heights on at least two occasions, including: 
    • on a brittle surface with several skylights
    • on a flat surface with uneven ground conditions
  • Assess hazards and risks associated with working at heights and implement appropriate control methods 
  • Select, wear and care for personal protective equipment 
  • Identify required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment 
  • Check the correct fitting, adjust and anchor fall protection and associated equipment 

Documentation – The student must complete all documentation according to the required standard:

  • Access, interpret and apply technical and safety information. including the JSEA/ SWMS for each scenario, for working at heights 
  • Complete an equipment maintenance log

Theory assessment –A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must successfully complete all assessment questions.

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RIIWHS204E Work Safely At Heights