Working at Heights Course Online (Video Awareness Training)
An extremely easy to follow, easy to understand short video learning program on one of the most important subject matters of WHS.
Falling from heights is a common cause of injury and death in workplaces.
The risk of serious injury is significantly increased when working at a height that is greater than 2 metres.
This safe working at heights training program features:
- Risk identification using relevant documentation
- Risk control measures using the hierarchy of control
- Fall protection systems and devices
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.