Working From Heights Training

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Working From Heights Training – Course Information

Unit Competency: RIIWHS204E    Cost: $265    Duration: 1 Day

Working At Heights Course trains participants on the important safety systems involved in working on temporary work platforms, ladders or any relevant work positioning system. These are systems which happen in high risk construction environments. This course helps train participants to minimise fall hazards, the systems around falls and safe work methods through to evaluating construction of and practicing appropriate work methods.

Next Working From Heights Course Dates 2022 in Brisbane, Toowoomba & Chinchilla

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Working From Heights Costs & Funding Options

Retail Cost: $265

CSQ funded cost (if eligible): $40

To qualify for CSQ funding, specific evidence in support of residency and work related circumstances is required. Apply using the form below.  We will send you the information you need to help determine eligibility.

CSQ Eligibility information can, however be found within this pdf CSQ_202201_Enrolment Form_Int

Locations for Working From Heights with Harness Energy

Harness Energy Provides this course from our primary locations as well as on-site with our mobile training unit.

  • Additional locations and course combinations available for groups and organisations. Use the form  below to either submit a request to call us on 1800 HARNESS (1800 427 637)

Locations for Public Schedule Courses:

  • Brisbane
  • Toowoomba
  • Chinchilla

Locations frequently requested for groups include the following

  • On-Site with Mobile Training Unit (min class sizes apply)
  • Central Qld
  • Wide Bay

What is Working From Heights?

Working from heights involves any situation where workers could be exposed to a fall from one level to another. Also includes protecting workers from hazards which can happen at heights eg falling objects. Can also apply in situations where one is working below ground level eg in trenches.

Who Needs Working From Heights Training?

Anyone who, in the course of their work – eg builders, painters, general construction, mining and oil gas maintenance workers can be exposed to the risk of falling. This can be themselves, colleagues or staff and equipment which can be a hazard when working at heights.  Examples include all kinds of roles such as working around roofs, fragile surfaces, pits, ladders or elevated platforms.

What are the Working From Heights Regulations/Australian Standards??

National and state legislation applies to working at height environments. Examples include WHS Acts and Regulations 2021, Managing the Risk of Falls at WorkPlaces Code of Practice (2018). Legislation and Codes are updated regularly for example the Risk of Falls Code was updated from 2015 to 2018. It is important to keep up to date with the latest regulatory requirements and rules.

Can I book online for this course ?

Absolutely! We have a Quick Apply function below HERE. Once submitted you will receive a confirmation and further communications including joining information, outstanding instructions, what you need to bring etc. These emails will be important so please check your junk email to ensure emails are received correctly.

What do I need to bring to the course?

All course information and Tea/Coffee is provided for you during the course. The course joining instructions will indicate if any special requirements exist. You will however, still need to bring the following:

  • Personal effects
  • Lunch – for full day courses
  • Closed-in strong shoes/working wear
  • Any personal COVID-safe protection eg Masks.

What are Employers’ Requirements for Working at Heights?

Employers have a duty of care to all staff to provide a safe working environment and appropriate safety equipment. Working at height poses unique challenges and employers need to ensure proper processes, training and equipment is available. This is covered as part of the Working at heights Training Course.

How often do you need to do working at heights training?

Industries recommend working at heights training is undertaken by workers and supervisors every two years.

What do I get after working at heights training?

On successfully completing working at heights training you would achieve RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights.

What Does Working From Heights Training Cover?

This training includes both practical skills and knowledge to undertake working at heights safely and competently. This includes selection, inspection and safe use of equipment, risk management, and the requirements of relevant Australian Standards, company procedures and legislation. Training at Harness is also personalised to the relevant needs of each attendee.

Is Working From Heights Training Mandatory?

Work Health & Safety (WHS) regulations indicate that compliance and duty of care exists where there is a risk of falling from one level to another. So, if your business operations include activities which are conducted at height, work-appropriate training would be required for compliance with regulations such as WHS.

How much is Working From Heights Training? When do I have to pay?

This training (as at 01/2022) $265 ($40 if CSQ Funded eligible). All course fees are due prior to attending the course. Please note that any funding that is approved to support your attending this course is processed afterwards.

Please note pricing does get updated from time to time so please check with us if you have any questions.

How does the CSQ Funded Training process work?

All CSQ-funded eligible courses are paid for up front along with eligibility. The actual claim and refund is processed afterwards.

How long is the Working at Heights Course ?

Harness runs this course over one day. However, if it is combined with other courses such as Heights Rescue or combined with Confined Space Rescue the durations will be longer. View the Related Courses Tab for more information on this

Working From Heights Course Content

The Working at Heights Course Equips workers with the knowledge and skills to safely work at height in various situations and industries. With experienced full-time trainers, Harness tailors delivery to meet the learning needs of each individual participant. 

Key Working At Heights Course Topics:

  • Legislation and rules. Responsibility for yourself and work colleagues is key
  • Safe Work methods – including practicals and enhanced learning methods
  • Hazard Identification and control. 
  • Safety equipment, systems and access – including the systems involved such as fall arrest systems, how to safely work on temporary work platforms, 
  • Work area – evaluation and minimisation of fall hazards through to the construction of areas in work areas…. are all vital. After all,  falls can happen in virtually any environment including high risk construction settings, so the right systems to optimise your safe working environment are key.

Working From Heights courses are provided in accordance with all legislative and compliance requirements.

Course Contents Specifically Includes:

Overview of What is Working at Heights?

  • Work Safely:
    Health & Safety Rules
    Technical and Safety Information
  • Work Details and Impact on Safety:
    Work Instructions
    Work Method Statements
    How to Fill Out a Work Method Statement
    Keeping Everyone Safe
    Emergency Procedures
  • Inspect Worksite, Checking the Weather
    Identify and Control Hazards including Controls for Work at Heights
  • Signs and Safety Barriers:
    Select and Check Safety Equipment
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Fall Prevention Devices; Temporary Work Platforms, Scaffolding, Elevating Work Platforms (EWPs), Mast Climbers, Crane-Lifted Personnel Boxes/Workboxes, Forklifts and Forklift Work Platforms, Edge Protection Systems (Guard Rails), Fall Protection Covers and Safety Mesh
  • Work Positioning Systems:
    Industrial Rope Access Systems
    Restraint Systems
  • Fall-Arrest System including Catch Platforms and Safety Nets
  • Individual Fall-Arrest Systems; Anchor Points, Static Lines, Fall-Arrest Harnesses, lanyards , Inertia Reels, Swing Down and Swing Back – The Pendulum Effect
    Ladders, Anchorage Lines or Rails
  • Checking Equipment before Use:
    Inspecting Fall-Arrest Harnesses
    Inspecting Inertia Reels
    Move Tools and Equipment Safely
  • Check Existing Safety Systems and Equipment:
    Fall-Arrest System Requirements
    Limiting Free-Fall Distance in Fall-Arrest Systems
    Scaffolds, Edge Protection, Foot Walks
  • Safely Access the Work Area:
    Using Portable Ladders for Access
    Ladder Access or Egress
    Connecting to the Fall-Arrest System
  • Work Safely at Heights:
    Keeping Tools and Equipment Safely Stored
    Keeping Safety Equipment in Place
    Handling Equipment and Materials Safely
  • Checking Safety Equipment and Hazards:
    Checking and Adjusting Hazard Controls
    Preventing Suspension Trauma – Applying First Aid for Suspension Trauma
    Reporting All Hazards, Incidents and Injuries
  • Finish Work at Heights:
    Clear the Work Area and Store Tools and Equipment
    Clearing the Work AreaChecking and Storing Tools and Equipment
    Reporting All Faults

Heights Training – Additional Documents to Download

Document NamePublished by?Link
Unit of CompetencyAUS GovernmentLINK
Assessment RequirementsAUS GovernmentLINK 
Student Handbook & Cancellation InformationHarnessLINK
Complaints ProcesHarnessLINK

Training Compliance Overview

Harness Energy complies with the requirements as detailed at the training.gov website HERE: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/RIIWHS204E

Full course outline that Harness Energy delivers including, competencies compliance, outcomes and all relevant information can be found along with course dates and booking information HERE: https://harnessenergy.com.au/working-safely-at-heights-riiwhs204e

Working From Heights Video

Heights Training – Combine and Save!

Working At Heights Plus Rescue

For those who work in higher risk settings, the combination course of working at heights with safety and rescue skills will be a valuable combination resulting in achieving the following:

  • PUAEME001 – Provide emergency care
  • PUAFIR210 – Prevent injury
  • PUASAR022 – Participate in a Rescue Operation
  • RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights

Working At Heights Plus Confined Space Rescue

For those who work in higher risk settings, the combination course of working at heights with confined space rescue skills results in achieving the following:

  • PUAEME001 Provide emergency care
  • PUAFIR210 Prevent injury
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
  • RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

Working At Heights Trainer Feedback!

“John’s Cool – makes you enjoy the day”

“John did a great job of explaining everything”

“Amazing virtual reality training. First time and really impressive “

“Course was amazing at including all the people”

Why Working From Heights Training is Important

Do you work in a setting where a fall could happen? OR

Do you manage a team where this is a potential risk?

Fall risks or hazards increase when working at heights (something that could happen in many industries) such as on temporary work platforms, trenches or ladders.  Everyone has a duty of care towards the health and safety of all staff. That means an ability to both understand and follow safe work methods, identification of fall hazards and contribute to safe systems to arrest falls, quality training is a must.

Harness Energy provides a range of legally complying Working at Heights training courses.  Compliance is with RIIWHS204E.

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