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RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

Information about the course:

This unit covers working safely at heights in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes: identifying the work requirements, work procedures and instructions for the task; accessing and installing equipment; performing work at heights; and cleaning up the work area.

This unit specifies the competency required to undertake safe working practices when working at heights or depths.

Target audience:

Workers who require additional training and knowledge of working safely at heights.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

Course duration:

  • Full course: 7 hours face-to-face training
  • Refresher course: 7 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There are no pre course study requirments for this course.

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(RIIWHS204D) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Required Skills:

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • demonstrates consistent timely completion of work at heights that safely, effectively and efficiently meets the required outcomes on a minimum of three (3) separate occasions including:
  • accessing, interpreting and applying technical and safety information for working at heights
  • assessing hazards and risk associated with working at heights and implement control methods
  • selecting wearing and caring for personal protective equipment
  • identifying required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment
  • checking that fitting, adjusting and anchoring of fall protection and associated equipment is correct
  • performing work safely at heights

 

Required Knowledge:

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of the following when working safely at heights:

  • names and functions of equipment, components and materials
  • complying with equipment manufacturer’s instructions and specifications safe shifting and handling of tools and materials
  • adhering to statutory and regulatory authority requirements
  • the nature of work undertaken at heights
  • complying with heights safety systems
  • the processes of providing for safe working practices
  • using safety equipment/systems and considerations to facilitate working safely at heights
  • complying with safe work methods

(RIIWHS204D) How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

(RIIWHS204D) Where can I access a copy of the training package?

You can access a copy of the training package here