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RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights


On-site at your workplace or alternatively a suitable training venue can be organised.
Face to face delivery. The course involves a theory and practical assessment. This course can be conducted on-site provided specific requirements are met.
There are no prerequisites, however participants must be able to converse and comprehend basic English.
  • Government issued photo identification
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Closed toe shoes
Upon successful completion, participants receive a wallet card and an electronic copy of Statement of Attainment.

Work Safely at Heights RIIWHS204D

This nationally recognised unit is designed to provide participants currently working or intending to work at heights in VIC, with the knowledge and skills to safely work in any height situation.

The course is primarily aimed at general construction, maintenance, mining, large factories or other work situations. The course content includes occupational health and safety awareness, identifying and controlling hazards, fall arrest and fall restraint systems and equipment selection and use.

Identifying work requirements
  • Accessing, interpreting and applying height safety procedures and ensure the work activity is compliant
  • Inspecting site to determine layout and physical condition, condition of structures, prevailing weather conditions, equipment requirements and potential hazards
  • Adhering to WHS requirements
  • Identifying, selecting and checking safety equipment for serviceability
  • Identifying, managing and reporting potential risks and hazards
Identifying work procedures and instructions
  • Consulting with authorised personnel to select materials, tools and equipment and check for serviceability
  • Selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment
  • Inspecting/installing fall protection and perimeter protection equipment
  • Identifying approved methods of moving tools and equipment to work area and minimising potential hazards associated with tools at heights
  • Ensuring safety system has been installed correctly
  • Selecting and installing appropriate signs and barricades
Accessing and installing equipment
  • Consulting with authorised personnel to ensure anchor fall protection and associated equipment is correctly fitted and adjusted
  • Ensuring all required equipment is installed
  • Using recommended methods to access work area for people, tools and equipment
  • Locating tools and materials to eliminate or minimise the risk of items being knocked down
Performing work at heights
  • Checking access from ground to work area and ensure it is safe
  • Keeping fall equipment in place and adjusted appropriately for movement during work
  • Undertaking manual handling of materials and equipment
  • Locating materials and equipment ensuring that they are safely secured and distributed
  • Checking safety system periodically for compliance
  • Monitoring risk control measures to ensure that they are effective and appropriate
  • Reassessing risk control measures, as required, in accordance with changed work practices and/or site conditions and undertaking alterations
Cleaning up work area
  • Consulting with authorised personnel to ensure safety system is dismantled and removed
  • Clearing work area and dispose of or recycle materials
  • Cleaning, checking, maintaining and storing tools and equipment