Work Safely at Heights Training Course

Work Safely at Heights


This course is designed for students to gain the skills and qualifications to work safely at heights for the Civil Construction, Mining, Building, Facilities and Asset Management industries. We offer competitive pricing on all our courses and are happy to negotiate where more than one course or more than one student will be completing the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is not available for this course. Discuss this with our support staff prior to beginning the course. Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a Photo identification card detailing your qualifications and a certificate demonstrating a Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Foundation Skills required

This section describes those pre-requisite language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.


Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations


Uses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1. Identify work requirements
1.1 Access, interpret and apply height safety procedures and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Inspect site to determine layout and physical condition, condition of structures, prevailing weather conditions, equipment requirements and potential hazards
1.3 Adhere to WHS requirements
1.4 Identify, select and check safety equipment for serviceability
1.5 Identify, manage and report potential risks and hazards
2. Identify work procedures and instructions
2.1 Consult with authorised personnel to select materials, tools and equipment and check for serviceability
2.2 Select, wear and care for personal protective equipment
2.3 Inspect/install fall protection and perimeter protection equipment
2.4 Identify approved methods of moving tools and equipment to work area and minimise potential hazards associated with tools at heights
2.5 Ensure safety system has been installed correctly
2.6 Select and install appropriate signs and barricades
3. Access and install equipment
3.1 Consult with authorised personnel to ensure anchor fall protection and associated equipment is correctly fitted and adjusted
3.2 Ensure all required equipment is installed
3.3 Use recommended methods to access work area for people, tools and equipment
3.4 Locate tools and materials to eliminate or minimise the risk of items being knocked down

4. Perform work at heights
4.1 Check access from ground to work area and ensure it is safe
4.2 Keep fall equipment in place and adjusted appropriately for movement during work
4.3 Undertake manual handling of materials and equipment
4.4 Locate materials and equipment ensuring that they are safely secured and distributed
4.5 Check safety system periodically for compliance
4.6 Monitor risk control measures to ensure that they are effective and appropriate
4.7 Reassess risk control measures, as required, in accordance with changed work practices and/or site conditions and undertake alterations
5. Clean up work area
5.1 Consult with authorised personnel to ensure safety system is dismantled and removed
5.2 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials
5.3 Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment

Exerpt from –

Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.