Work safely at heights – RIIWHS204D

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to working safely at heights.

Description

Starting with a guide to legislation, regulations and the Standards governing working at heights.

This course takes participants through the selection and use of anchor points, harnesses and associated equipment, and the forces generated in falls.

Topics such as ground clearance, the pendulum effect, swing back and rescue are also covered.

The use of different types of height safety equipment such as temporary ladders, EWPs and man cages is considered under the Hierarchy of Control section.

Students are instructed in the selection of fall protection equipment appropriate to the working environment, as well as the strengths and limitations of the equipment, and the relevant inspection and maintenance requirements.

The practical content of the course covers choosing and correctly fitting a harness, putting up a temporary lifeline and a basic introduction to knots.

Though there are no qualification prerequisites, participants must be physically fit for duty and wear normal work clothing and enclosed shoes that are suitable when climbing.

 

Course Structure:

This is a 1-day course that provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights.

The course covers:

  • WHS legislation governing working at heights
  • use of anchor points, harnesses and associated equipment, and the forces generated in falls.
  • Hazard identification and control
  • The use of different types of height safety equipment
  • Harnesses, fall arrest devices and other safety devices
  • Restrictions on certain equipment
  • Practical training accessing and working at heights

Participants must be physically fit for duty and wear normal work clothing and enclosed shoes (preferably work boots) that are suitable when climbing.

 

AIT regular course fee CSQ Funding Remaining fee payable by student
$225 per person $225 per person Nil

 

CSQ funding applicable to eligible applicants only

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