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RIIWHS204E Working Safely At Heights - Mitchell, Canberra

  • $400.00

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

About this course provider

Training Provider: AlertForce (RTO 91826)

Location: Unit 2, 42-44 Essington St Mitchell ACT 2911

Course length: 8 hours

Time: from 8am


Safe Work Australia claims that working high up is the leading cause of onsite deaths. In the construction industry, 37% of all falls-related fatalities were caused by falls. However, falls can happen anywhere there is a high work environment.

A program of approved training is necessary to stay safe while working from heights higher than two metres. This training covers all the steps necessary to manage the dangers of working at heights. The training covers how to assess the surrounding environment and apply risk control measures. Here's a closer look into the training.

Who Should Attend Work at Heights Training Canberra?

The previous working at heights certificates did not apply if workers were located two metres or greater above the ground, or on another platform. WHS regulations changed and training is often required to perform tasks that may involve falling from any height.

Safety regulations mandate that PCBUs provide all necessary safety training to minimise hazards. Safety training is most commonly required for the following:

  • Assisting with ladder tasks
  • Working on uneven or instabile surfaces
  • Tasks performed on tops of tall structures
  • Working on elevated platforms

Retake the course if you have already completed older units related to height safety. RIIWHS204E replaced RIIWHS204D and complies the Work Health and Safety Regulations.

This training course is also required in order to take several other training courses. This training course is required, depending on your industry. These industries typically require heights training: 

  • Gas supply
  • Infrastructure and resources
  • Management of the land and agriculture
  • Transport and logistics
  • Civil construction

Before enrolling for the training course you will also need your white card. Construction induction training is often required for entry to other courses. It is a smart idea to retake the training if your work experience has been less than 2 years.

What are the learning outcomes for the Work Safely at Heights Course? 

RIIWHS204E - Work Safely at Heights is the competency unit for heights training . This course is designed to teach how to work safely in heights. This course is designed for compliance with all applicable laws and covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Safety procedures: How to interpret
  • Understanding WHS requirements
  • Checking and identifying safety equipment
  • Potential hazards can be identified and managed
  • Selecting and wearing personal protection equipment
  • Accessing and installing equipment
  • Perform work at height
  • After completing the task, clean up your work area

It is important to use safety equipment properly during training. You will be taught how to properly use personal protective equip (PPE), such a harness. The training also covers how to test the equipment before using it.

The process for managing hazards includes learning how to implement hazard controls. The steps include identifying hazards, applying engineering controls, administering controls, and using personal protective equipment (PPE). 

The following list of control measures can reduce risk. Most effective is to remove the need to work from high heights, but PPE is the least effective at reducing hazards exposure.

What length is the work at heights course?

Face to face training usually lasts for one day. However, it all depends on the number involved.

Online refresher course are self-paced. You can do the training at your convenience in just a few hours, or over the course several days.

What is the cost for the Working at Heights Canberra Course?

The cost of training courses depends on where you are taking it and what kind of course it is. Online training tends be less expensive. Face-to face training is still necessary to conform to industry standards.

AlertForce face-to face RIIWHS204E training will cost you around $400 per head. But, there may be Training Fund Authority subsidies available which can bring the cost down by about $220 per user (ask about eligibility). 

When should I consider retaking the Working at Heights Course 

Many employers require employees to take refresher training every two-three years. Refresher training should be completed every two to three years by industry standards.

A Statement of Attainment will be issued to you after your completion of height safety training. The training does not actually expire. To find out more about the course Work Safely At Heights Training, contact AlertForce or OHS.com.au on 1300 307 445.