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RIIWHS204E
Work safely at heights

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries.

It 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.

 

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Performance Evidence Required

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • work safely at heights on at least two occasions, including:

    • accessing, interpreting and applying technical and safety information for working at heights

    • assessing hazards and risks associated with working at heights and implementing control methods

    • selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment

    • identifying required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment

    • checking the correct fitting, adjusting and anchoring of fall protection and associated equipment

    • performing work safely at heights.

 

During the above, the candidate must: 

  • locate and apply relevant documentation, policies and procedures and confirm that the work activity is compliant

  • implement the requirements, procedures and techniques for working safely at heights

  • work effectively with others to work safely at heights in a way that meets all required outcomes

  • communicate clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions and to determine coordination requirements prior to commencing and during work activities.

Knowledge Evidence Required

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • key legislation required to work safely at heights

  • key policies, procedures and documentation required to work safely at heights, including:

    • statutory and regulatory authority requirements

  • principles and techniques for work safely at heights, including:

    • heights safety systems

    • safe work methods

  • principles and techniques for identifying names and functions of equipment, components and materials

  • principles and techniques for complying with equipment manufacturer instructions and specifications

  • safe shifting and handling of tools and materials

  • principles and techniques for identifying relevant hazards and emergencies

  • techniques for coordinating and communicating job activities with others.

Course Prerequisites

There are no pre requisites for this unit.

Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance.

Clothing: We suggest that you wear clothing as would expected in the worksite, as the practical nature of the demonstrations and practice may possibly require bending, kneeling and climbing. Steel capped boots and appropriate PPE clothing are recommended.

 

Learn more about the Australian Government’s competency and assessment requirements for this course at http://training.gov.au/training/details/riiwhs204E

Course Details

Face to Face:

 

Fist Aid and Fire's accredited RIIWHS204E is 4.5 hours in duration and covers both theory and practical elements of conducting safe working at heights practices.

The course is undertaken at your site.

 

There is a short multiple choice quiz at the end of the training covering the course theory learnt that day. Students will also be assessed on practical skills as a requirement to pass the course.

 

A Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights will be issued to the successful participant.

Certificate Validity

The RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights certificate is generally valid for 3 Years. 

Industry recommendations do vary and may require that skills are refreshed more often.