This course is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely at heights suitable for those working in the mining and resources industry, and the building and construction industry. On completion of this course, participants will have knowledge of the WHS, Legislation and Australian Standards relating to working at heights; be able to identify and control hazards; understand job planning and resources required, access and egress; fall arrest systems and Personal Protective Equipment plus work confidently and competently at heights.

Pre requiste

There are no unit pre requisites for the Safe Working at Heights course however Learners must be physically able to perform practical activities involving working at height. These activities may range from donning fall protection harnesses to climbing ladder systems. (Contact our office for clarification if required).

To achieve competency in the Work Safely at Heights assessment Learners will require the ability to read; correctly interpret signage; speak clearly unambiguously in English; and to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues.

Pre- enrolment skills checks are used by Loadwise Australia if doubt arises for Learners that may have language, literacy and numeracy issues.

To enquire for skills check call 02 6100 6460.

Course Overview

  • Legislation in the Workplace - WHS Act and Regulations;  specific regulations referring to Fall Prevention; National Code of Practice; National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work; Australian/NZ Standards 1891 part 1 to 4.
  • Plan Work - Job at hand; hazards; access and egress; eliminate hazards as far as is practicable; where hazards still exist plan for use of equipment to prevent falls.
  • Personal Protective Equipment - Fall Restraint Systems; Fall Arrest Systems including full-body harness donning, care and maintenance in accordance with AS 1891; lanyards; shock absorbers; fall-arrest devices; hardware and system clearances.
  • Safe Working at Heights - Edge protection; scaffolds; ladder and tower safety; anchor points and static lines; plant access and egress; EWP’s; tools and equipment at heights; house keeping and rescue procedures.
  • Practical assessment - Fall arrest PPE inspection and demonstration of safe, confident working practices at heights.

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RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights unit of competency.


8 hours.

Maximun Participants

8 persons

$295 per person

Refund policy

Please refer to our Refund Policy

USI Requirements

Work Safely at Heights training requires a Unique Student Indentifier (USI). Loadwise Australia is unable to provide you with your Statement of Attainment until you provided us with your USI. To apply for a free USI visit the USI website or contact our facility on 02 61006460.

Further Information

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2015 Dates:








02, 08, 10, 23, 28


05, 14, 26


09, 22, 26


01, 07, 16, 31


10, 19, 24, 25


04, 10, 15


07, 13, 22, 28


03, 12, 20


04, 10, 15, 23

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