RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights
Working at heights training unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries.
working at heights course applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.
What’s a fall?
Falls are a major cause of death and injury at Australian workplaces. Workers can fall from heights, and at ground level into holes such as openings, trenches or service pits. Falls on the same level can also occur. When there is a chance of falling from one level to another level.
What are the risks of falls?
Workers risk injury or death when they fall from one level to another, or at level. The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation) sets out specific control measures you must put in place when people are working at specified heights in different places of work.
Measures should also be taken to prevent falls when people are working:
• on plant or structures that help gain access to an elevated level
• near an opening they could fall through
• near an edge they could fall over,
• on or near a surface they could fall through
• on or near a slippery, sloping or unstable surface.