RIIWHS204E Working Safely at Heights Training Course Toowoomba

RIIWHS204E Working Safely at Heights Training Course in Toowoomba

Unit of Competency

RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights

What does it mean to work safely at heights?

To work safely at heights, risks must be managed if a person may fall less than 3 metres (housing construction), 2 metres (other construction) or if work is on a roof pitch, not more than 26 degrees.

For instance, 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.
  • Un-sheeted 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, including:

  • Incorrect use of ladders and scaffolding
  • 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

Whether you have previous experience or not, Ag Training’s trainers work with you to deliver the best possible result.

Units/Aspects Covered:

In summary, this unit covers working safely at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries and includes:

  • Identifying the work requirements
  • Work procedures and instructions for the task
  • Accessing and installing equipment
  • Performing work at heights
  • Cleaning up the work area

In summary, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment and a Statement of Attainment card to carry in your wallet.

Course Duration

Half-day course

8:00 am – 12 pm

Learning Outcomes

Participants will develop skills to select height safety equipment and apply it to specific tasks, while working in accordance with Height Safety Regulations, Australian Standards and relevant codes of practice.

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