Course Summary

This nationally accredited one-day Work Safely at Heights training course is designed for workers who are required to work at heights. If an employer has personnel working where they can fall from one height to another and there is risk of injury, then a provision must be made to prevent falls. Appropriate equipment must be made available and appropriate training must be given under the National Workplace Health and Safety Act and in particular, the National Code Of Practice for Managing Risks of Falls at the Workplace.

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to work safely at heights. This course will enable you to comply with current WHS Legislation. This course covers risk assessment, the right selection and correct use of equipment, rigging and anchor systems, fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest systems.

Trainees are trained how to correctly select height safety equipment and how to apply it.

Our Training is conducted by experienced Emergency Services personnel, who have the knowledge and experience to walk you through the requirements to operate confined space equipment safely. We specialise in tailoring training scenarios to your workplace needs.

Course Content
  • Training conducted by experienced Height Safety Specialist
  • Knowledge on relevant Legislation and Australian Standards for working at heights
  • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your workplace
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of work at height to be undertaken
  • Plenty of practical hands on training to ensure workers can be safe when working at heights
Topics Include:
  • Height Safety Regulations and WHS legislation
  • Australian Standards
  • Risk assessment and hazard elimination
  • Equipment Inspection & Maintenance
  • Management & Employee responsibilities
  • Fall restraint systems, selection of equipment and correct use
  • Work positioning systems, selection of equipment and correct use
  • Fall arrest systems & Safety Equipment
  • Height Safety Training Equipment
  • Correct safe ladder techniques
  • Suspension trauma
Assessment Methods:
  • Multiple choice & written questions
  • Practical demonstrations/skills observations
  • A4 Certificate
  • Wallet Card (upon request)
  • All training resources

1 day (approximately 10 hours). Max of 8 Trainees per course. A typical course runs from 7:30am – 5:30pm


Upon successful completion a Certificate and Wallet Card (upon request) will be issued for RIIWHS204D – Work Safely at Heights.


Participants are required to re-certify every 3 years from their completion date to maintain currency.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.



*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.

ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 434 067 for a quote.

Training is conducted in partnership and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. ERT Group also delivers accredited Training and Assessment under the auspice of Safety Corp Pty Ltd RTO Provider No.91694.

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