A nationally accredited program covering hazard identification, risk management and best practice in working at heights.

Participants in the course will learn advanced concepts on how to work safely at heights through a combined delivery approach, using both theory and practical exercises.

It is a legal requirement that any person, regardless of industry, who performs any type of work more than 2 meters off the ground, must be trained in working at heights. This one-day course is ideally suited to workers in the construction and mining industries, who either work above 2 meters or where fall protection equipment is required.

Our working at heights course is performed by our experienced height safety trainers who have years of experience in a number of industries and trades.



This training module has a theory component delivered in the training room and a practical component delivered in the workshop utilising tasks that your employees undertake as a part of their duties.

This course is based on material from:

-  Australian Standards 1891 -Industrial Fall Arrest Systems; AS 1891.4-2009  - Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices - Selection, use and maintenance; AS 1891.4-2007 – Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and devices – Harnesses and ancillary equipment

-  Code of Practice – Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces 

The Heights Safety Program, delivered in the training room and in the workshop under supervision of a trainer/assessor, covers:

-  WH&S Legislation

-  Risk assessment and Hierarchy of Control

-  Basic Height Terminologies

-  Height Safety Equipment

-  Anchoring

-  Safe Ladder Techniques

-  Maintenance and Inspection

-  Emergency procedures and rescue requirements

-  Developing Site Procedures and Safe Work Methods (SWMS, JSA’s)


-  An outline of the regulatory requirements in regards to working at heights

-  Detailed explanation of fall protection practices and devices used in industry

-  Practical demonstration in the correct methods of fitting and storing fall protection devices

-  Principles behind the process of identifying and controlling hazards in the workplace through the use of a Safe Work Method Statements.



-  To identify the level of competence of each person working at heights

-  To remove complacency and apathy and concern in relation to the inherent risks associated with this process

-  To achieve an awareness and respect for the potential for this task to cause serious injuries to all involved


-  To identify unsafe work practices

-  To identify and assess hazardous work practices

-  To use the correct equipment for the process involved

-  Observe all regulatory requirements

-  To report all incidents and faults to the designated person



The program involves an extensive practical skills development module in a simulated or real workplace and include a Work at Heights rescue practical


Course duration is 1 day (approx 8 hours total) - 7:30am-3:30pm.




Physical ability to successfully complete practical tasks and assessments


Language, literacy and numeracy skills are required at a level to read, complete, interpret and communicate workplace documentation relevant to working at heights. 


THEORY – including presentations, demonstrations and group discussions

PRACTICAL – using equipment in simulated or real workplace environment



Students are assessed based on a multiple choice and short answer written assessment as well as observation of practical skills.


Upon successful completion a Statement of Attainment and Wallet Card will be issued for:

RIIWHS204D – Work Safely at Heights

To enquire about our Working at Heights Training call 1300 663 195 or fill in the Contact Us form.