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RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heigths

Qualification Description - Work Safely at Heights Training

This nationally recognised “Online Refresher Course Work Safely at Heights” training course gives trainees the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently work at heights. ‘Working at Heights’ is whenever people are at risk of falling from, into or through one level to another or at risk of hitting others below with falling objects.

When working at height, preparation and planning are essential. Falls from height can leave people with permanent and debilitating injuries. Falls often occur from roofs, scaffolds, ladders, trucks and mezzanine floors or into pits or holes. On completion the trainees will be able to competently understand and perform.

Course outcome
  • Perform inspection on height safety equipment
  • Wear and maintain height safety equipment
  • Select a suitable anchorage point and how to safety use it
  • Install and use fall arrest and fall restraint system
  • Store and care for necessary equipment
  • Identify appropriate rescue procedures
  • Understand legislation, Australian Standards and Codes of Practice relevant to working and being safe at various heights and fall prevention equipment.
    What is credit transfer?
    Credit transfer is an administrative process, where a training provider recognises and accepts Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation (RTO).
    What is RPL?
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous relevant training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject or a whole program (qualification).
    What is competency-based training?
    Competency-based training is a method of training that focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information in order to achieve competency. It is geared to the attainment and demonstration of skills to meet industry-defined standards, rather than to a learner’s achievement relative to that of others.
    What is competency-based assessment?
    Competency-based assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgements about whether a person has achieved competency. It is sometimes termed a criterion-referenced process, because it involves people being assessed against fixed criteria or pre-determined benchmarks – such as those expressed in units of competency.