WORKING AT HEIGHTS

GENERAL INDUSTRY TRAINING

WORKING AT HEIGHTS

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to ensure that 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 procedures, equipment and safety systems.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Interpret and apply technical and safety information for working at heights
  • Assess hazards and risk associated with working at heights and implement control methods
  • Select wear and care for personal protective equipment
  • Identify required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment
  • Check that fitting, adjusting and anchoring of fall protection and associated equipment is correct
  • Perform work safely at heights
  • Safe shifting and handling of tools and materials
  • Adhere to statutory and regulatory authority requirements
  • Comply with heights safety systems
  • Comply with safe work methods
  • Locate and apply relevant documentation, policies and procedures

WORKING AT HEIGHTS

DELIVERY

Specialist trainer delivered – theory and assessment

DURATION

1 Day

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

As this course contains safety critical information participants must have the ability to read, write and understand English

AVAILABILITY

Subject to a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 participants per session

UNIT

RIIWHS204D

DESCRIPTION

Work safely at heights

WH&S Legislation for Training

A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practiable, the provision of any information, instruction, training or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out.

You must ensure that information, training and instruction provided to a worker is suitable and adequate having regard to:

  • The nature of the work carried out by the worker
  • The nature of the risks associated with the work at the time the information, training or instruction is provided
  • The control measures implemented

You must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the information, training and instruction is provided in a way that is readily understandable by any person to whom it is provided.

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