Date(s) - 08/07/2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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:
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