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RIIWHS204E Working Safely At Heights - Arncliffe, Sydney

  • $197.00

Welcome to the RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights Nationally Recognised Training in Canberra.

About this course provider

Training Provider: AlertForce (RTO 91826)

Location: Unit 16, 13-15 Wollongong Road Arncliffe NSW 2205

Course length: 8 hours

Time: from 8am


You are taking a serious risk if you stand, climb, or walk on any structure that is too high to cause injury in the event of a fall. Working at heights is one of the leading causes of workplace deaths.

The government requires that all workers and employers complete safety training in accordance with WHS standards to help reduce risks and improve height safety.

This course is the nationally recognised course for RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights delivered by RTO AlertForce.

What is the Work at Heights Sydney Course?

This course teaches workers how to assess risk and work at heights. Students learn how to select the best fall protection equipment and minimise risks through proper training. Safety at heights training Sydney also covers:

  • Assessment of the hazards associated with working at heights
  • Proper clothing, equipment and footwear
  • Understanding the different types of fall protection
  • Learn how to handle workplace accidents
  • Use the hierarchy of control steps

This hierarchy of control measures gives guidelines for assessing risks and minimising them. There are eight levels of control measures. The workers begin at the lowest level to analyse the conditions.

  1. Do not attempt to perform tasks in high places
  2. Workplace falls prevention
  3. Prevent falls using collective equipment
  4. Use personal protective equipment (PPE), to prevent falls
  5. Reduce distance with collective equipment
  6. Reduce distance with PPE
  7. Minimise consequences for collective equipment
  8. Training can help you minimise the consequences

The training course's primary purpose is to reduce falls. It starts by avoiding high places. Workers who cannot work at heights must take every precaution to minimise the risk.

Next, you need to find safer ways to do your tasks. Workers may choose to work from a lower spot rather than from a higher location. This reduces the need for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Workers should use collective protection equipment if the area is not safe. This could include guardrails and other external devices.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the last step to prevent workers from being injured while working at heights. Personal protective equipment (PPE) may include straps, harnesses, and lanyards.

Workers then focus on mitigating falls after implementing measures to prevent falls. Airbags and nettings are common ways to reduce the risk of falling.

Workers also need instruction and training. The WHS Act recommends that workers take training courses to obtain the required training.

Training courses teach you how to work in dangerous environments. The training courses also teach the correct safety precautions to ensure that working conditions are as safe as possible.


What do I need to learn Sydney Working at Heights Training? 

Working at heights can be fatal. Additional hazards are inherent in high-risk jobs that must be avoided or minimised. You will likely need to take a course in working at heights if your job involves tasks that require you to climb ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or other structures that pose a danger of falling.

You must enrol through an RTO to complete the training course. Before enrolling, make sure you verify that the course is offered by an RTO or its partner. If required by your workplace, an approved training center will offer a curriculum that conforms to the WHS code and a unit of competence.

What is the length of the Working at Heights Training Course? 

The RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights Training Course is a full-day course. It usually lasts approximately six hours depending on how many people are involved. Students have plenty of time to take breaks and eat during the course.

While the Statement of Attainment does not expire, students should refresh their knowledge by attending a working at heights course in Sydney. This is usually every 2 years. Workers may choose to do this online, rather than attending a full-day class. The online course usually takes between two and four hours. Although there is no requirement to take Nationally Recognised Refreshers, it is a good idea to check with your employer to confirm what is allowed.

How High Do You Have to Be in Order to Need a Working at Heights Ticket ?

27%% of all workplace-related injury claims are caused by falls at work. The national code of practice requires that all workers at heights greater than two metres must undergo risk assessments to reduce injuries and fatalities. Workers who work in shorter spaces are still advised by the code of practice to take safety precautions.

What is the average length of a Working at Height ticket?

The expiry date for a license is not set. Refresher courses are a way to stay current on safety practices. Refresher courses reinforce all that you have learned in your initial training.

Online refresher training at heights is possible. This allows you to keep your safety in mind without having to repeat the full-day training course.

If you don't have a certificate yet, enrol in the RIIWHS204E training course for work at heights. You can work safely at heights with the right guidance.