An average of 1260 workers are injured every year due to falling from heights. Most of these falls are from relatively low heights (5m or less). 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 requisite
There are no pre requisites for the Safe Working at Heights course.

Course Content
The Work Safely at Heights training plan is derived from the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry training package unit of competency: RIIWHS204D
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.

Competent candidates will be issued with a nationally recognized  'Statement of Attainment' reflecting the RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights unit of competency and a wallet sized card.

8 hours.

Maximum Participants 
8 persons

$295 per person

$115 per person after TFA rebate if eligible (see note below)

Note: Loadwise Australia has been  approved for training funding by The ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA) for eligible workers who work a minimun of 80% of time in the construction building industry. Rebates are issued after successful course completion.


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2014 Dates:





10, 16, 17, 22

January  2015           

12, 16, 23, 28,

















  • Resources Required, On Site
  • Fall-arrest and fall-restraint PPE
  • Aluminum ladders
  • Practical assessment area (above 2m)
  • Air-conditioned training room comfortable for 8 people
  • White board
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