Work Safely at Heights Training


Course Code RIIWHS204D arrow  Enrol Online
Course Name Work Safely at Heights  
Course Duration 1 day arrow  Payment Plan Available
Course Schedule Weekly / Friday  
Course Times 7.45am to 4.00pm  
Full Course Fees $170.00  
Refresher Fees $100.00  
Location 188 East St, Rockhampton QLD 4700  


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CSQ Funding is available to existing workers currently employed in Building and Construction Industry and who are permanent Qld residents. Please contact us for further assistance regarding CSQ Funding and Eligibility on (07) 4927 0666.

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Nationally Accredited Training

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Course Description

Many people assume that working at heights injuries and fatalities occur as a result of falls from high buildings and structures, but they often occur from falls of only two to four metres.

This course addresses the issues relating to working at heights to ensure participants understand the requirements and procedures that are governed by legislation and to ensure that they and everybody that may be affected by working at heights operations are not subjected to an unacceptable level of risk.

The course includes both theory and practical components, with participants undertaking practical exercises to ensure familiarity with harness and safety systems.

This unit of competency is required to undertake safe working practices when working at heights or depths. This unit is appropriate for those working in a operational roles, at worksites within Civil construction, Coal mining, Drilling, Extractive industries or Metalliferous mining.


Course Topics

The topics covered throughout this training course are as follows:

    • Identify work requirements
    • Work procedures and instructions for the task
    • Accessing and installing equipment
    • Performing work at heights
    • Required documentation
    • Prepare for work
    • Risk assessment
    • Identifying appropriate equipment (harnesses and fall restraint systems etc.)
    • Fall prevention methods
    • Suspension trauma
    • Safety monitoring
    • and cleaning up the work


Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this training course, candidates will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment with the unit of competency RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights.

Refresher Details: Candidates may be required to complete refresher training every five (5) years from date of course completion, if working on a coal mine site. Candidates may also be required to complete this refresher training earlier to comply with any site compliances.

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Course Pre-Requisites

There are no applicable course pre-requisites.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy

This training program requires basic reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Prior to enrolling please contact New Horizons Safety and Training Services to discuss our support services if required.


Your Rights and Responsibilities

It is a requirement of the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) that students be made aware of their rights and responsibilities prior to enrolling into any of our training courses at New Horizons Safety and Training Services.

Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Participant Information Handbook.


How to Enrol

If you would like to register for this course, please download our Course Enrolment Form or alternatively you can Enrol Online. To enquire about our course fee schedule, course availability or enrolling, please contact our office on (07) 4927 0666.

Contact Us

New Horizons Safety and Training Services (RTO No. 31372)

Ph: 07 4927 0666
Fax: 07 4927 0699

188 East St, Rockhampton QLD 4700
PO Box 9938, Frencville QLD 4701

Monday to Friday (AEST) 7.45am - 4.30pm

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Contact Details

188 East Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 9938, Frenchville Qld 4701

Ph: (07) 4927 0666
Fax: (07) 4927 0699

RTO Services

Provider of Nationally Recognised Training and RTO Services. Specialising in training courses for the mining & construction industries. RTO No. 31372