What is the purpose of this course?
The course provides workers with the required skills and knowledge to work safely at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge identifying the work requirements, work procedures and instructions for the task; accessing and installing equipment; performing work at heights; and cleaning up the work area.
Training is a legal requirement to minimise the risks to health and safety of any person required to work at heights.
Where am I considered to be working at heights?
Where there are risks to health and safety associated with a fall by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury to the person or any other person.
The WHS Regulations states that falls from one level to another includes the risk of a fall:
- in or on an elevated workplace from which a person could fall, or
- in the vicinity of an opening through which a person could fall, or
- in the vicinity of an edge over which a person could fall, or
- on a surface through which a person could fall, or
- in any other place from which a person could fall.
About the course
This is a complete course for beginner and advanced workers alike. They will learn the latest regulation, skills, training and understanding to work safely at heights. This is a competency based training course that will keep working with participants for additional periods of time to help participants achieve the required competency.
Who is this course for
This course is designed for people who in carrying out work for a business or undertaking, could fall from one level to another where it is reasonably likely to cause injury to the person or any other person.
Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory Considerations
While there are no licencing requirements for working safely at heights, the Code of Practice for Managing the Risk of Fall at Workplaces states that a business or undertaking should provide information, training and instruction to workers, including procedures for emergency and rescue, and should also cover:
- the type of control measures used to prevent falls
- procedures for reporting fall hazards and incidents
- the correct selection, fitting, use, care, inspection, maintenance and storage of fall-arrest and restraint equipment
- the correct use of tools and equipment used in the work (for example, using a tool belt instead of carrying tools)
- measures for other potential hazards (for example, electrical hazards).