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.
There are no pre requisites for the Safe Working at Heights course.
The Work Safely at Heights training plan is derived from the RII09 Resources and Infrastructure Industry training package unit of competency: RIIOHS204A
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 an Loadwise Australia Certificate/Statement of Attainment and Work Safely at Heights card. This course is accredited within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
$265 per person
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