Working at Heights Induction Training
Welcome to the Working at Heights Hazard Guide. This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the risk controls that should be applied to working at heights in the workplace.
This course will provide you with information about:
- working at heights and some of the common situations where working at heights may be required, and
- controls that should be applied to reduce the risk associated with working at heights.
This course has been reviewed by a recognised subject matter expert.
It has been designed to comply with best practice national health and safety standards. Terminology has been chosen for clarity and ease of comprehension across jurisdictions. For example, ‘employer’ has been used to signify the broader term ‘PCBU’, while ‘WHS’ represents both work and occupational health and safety.
This training is not a substitute for professional legal advice. If you require further advice or information, please contact the health and safety regulator in your jurisdiction.
What is working at heights?
Working at heights refers to any work activities where there is a risk of a fall from one level to another.
In the context of construction work, high risk construction work involves a risk of a person falling more than 2 metres, or as specifically defined in legislation in each jurisdiction.
Exposure to working at heights
Working at heights commonly involves working on:
- elevated work platforms, and
- unguarded platforms, walkways and plant.
Working at heights may also involve using mobile elevated work platforms, ladders and fall arrest systems.
Examples of hazards associated with working at heights include:
- being struck by dropped objects, and
- coming into contact with overhead powerlines.
A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course and you are required to get an 80% pass mark to be deemed as understanding the content. It is recommended that training is conducted every 2 years to stay refreshed.