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Date(s) - 22/08/2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Ag Training

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Unit of Competency RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Risks must be managed if a person could fall less than 3 metres (housing construction), 2 metres (other Construction) or if work is on a roof pitch not more than 26 degrees. Hazards that may present a risk from a fall include:

  • Vertical reinforcing steel, the edge of a rubbish skip, a picket fence, or a stack of bricks below workers.
  • Unsheeted floor bearers and joists 2 metres below workers.
  • Work on a brittle roof

Causes of falls:

There are many reasons why workers fall from heights, here are the most common;

  • Incorrect use of ladders and scaffold,
  • Slippery surface (weather)
  • Poor housekeeping,
  • Unprotected edges,
  • Working near open holes,
  • Insufficient level of training and fitness,
  • Lack of supervision and
  • Incorrect use of PPE

Qualifications that include this unit:

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

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