Face to face
RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights


RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights

Working at heights training is required by anyone who will either be working at a heights or around objects that could fall from heights. There is no minimum height required for a job to be classed as working at heights. This course covers all aspects of working at heights whether it be climbing a ladder, working from a platform, to working on a roof. This course will look at different aspects of working at heights to consider when completing a task such as structures you are working on, the ground level and if it is stable, weather conditions and how this impacts how the tasks will be completed, and lighting conditions if they are suitable. This course will cover the following aspects:

Identify work requirements | Why do you need to work at heights? What equipment will you require? What do you need to do before you can complete the task?
Identify work procedures and instructions | Who do you need to talk to before you do the work? Have you checked the work area and equipment?
Access and install equipment | Has all equipment been checked before use?
Perform work at heights | Complete the job safely
Clean up work area | Ensure all equipment is checked and put away correctly

This unit describes a participant s skills and knowledge required to work safety at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit it appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to perform work at heights.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

  • Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age as per WA Skills Training policy
  • All Students must have sound knowledge in English reading and writing skills
  • Students who may require additional support are encouraged to inform WA Skills Training staff prior to commencing the course
  • All course participants are required to wear appropriate PPE – long pants, long sleeve high-viz shirt and steel capped safety boots are required.

Face to face delivered at our Bunbury and Welshpool Training Centres.

Our training dates can be found here Calendar Downloads

To Book Contact us -Welshpool (08) 6330 1400 – Bunbury (08) 9724 7888.

Written and practical assessments

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in accordance with our Issuance Policy and Procedure

WA Skills Training requires a minimum of 25% deposit to secure a booking, or you can choose to pay in full at the time of the booking. Payment can be made by credit card in person or over the phone, or via bank transfer. Final payment is required to be paid in full prior to course commencement.

24 hour cancellation policy

For more information please to CLICK HERE download the Student Handbook.