RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

Work Safely At Heights

Courses Info

Safe Working at Heights is a must for most employees in the workforce. On the 1st July 2007, Occupational Health & Safety (Prevention of Falls) regulations came into effect. These regulations place obligations on employers to take preventative measures if there is any likelihood of an employee being subjected to a fall risk of greater than 2 metres.

Course Outcome

Learners who successfully complete this course, will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the above unit of competency.

Course Overview

On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to identify the hazards associated with falls and risks, as well as implement effective Control Measures. They will have a clear understanding of their rights and obligations under the Prevention of Falls Regulations, and study the safe use of ladders, scaffold & EWPs and various types of harnesses and restraint systems.


The course is conducted over 8 hours and includes theory and practical. The theoretical components will be conducted face-to-face in the classroom and all practical elements will be demonstrated, practiced and assessed in a simulated workplace environment or approved workplace location.

Training Location

Training can be conducted at our Laverton training centre or on your premises provided certain requirements are met.

Learners must be comfortable with working at heights to be able to complete the practical assessments.

Learners must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to assist in determining suitability.

Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport must be presented as evidence of ID.