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Height Safety

RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights

This course aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and competently work safely at heights. These skills are applied through written, discussion, questioning, role-plays and practical application for the industry specific unit of competency RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights. Training delivery combines blended delivery learning via the Loadwise Australia online teaching platform and onsite face-to-face delivery via Trainer led practical sessions.


There are no unit pre-requisites for the Work Safely at Heights course however Learners must be physically able to perform practical activities involving working at height. These activities may range from donning a fall arrest harness to climbing ladder systems. Contact our office for clarification if required.

To achieve competency in the Work Safely at Heights assessment Learners will also require the ability to read; correctly interpret signage; speak clearly and unambiguously in English; and to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms as is an understanding of basic mathematics and calculations. Pre-enrolment skills checks are used by Loadwise Australia if doubt arises for students that may have language, literacy and numeracy issues. To enquire for a skills check call (02) 5105 6122 or conduct the free Loadwise Australia LLN skills check accessed at loadwise.com.au


Statement of Attainment displaying Nationally recognized Unit of competency listed below:

RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights

The course also provides students a pathway that can lead onto further qualification in Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure work preparation.


Scheduled courses are carried out on site at Loadwise Australia’s training facility Address;

U3, 18-20 Maryborough st,
ACT. 2609.

Courses can be carried out onsite at workplaces (in the ACT jurisdiction) however a pre-site visit must be arranged to assess suitability for training and assessment.


Blended delivery (Both online knowledge & face to face practical).

Online: Self-paced: Approx. 4 hours online knowledge - must be completed prior to practical workshop.

Practical Workshop: 4.5 hours.

Note: If preferred this course can be delivered entirely as a ‘face to face’ format for group bookings upon request.


$365.00 per person (GST Exempt for accredited training).

Note: A worker may be eligible for course funding if he/she works for a company or organisation that is substantially (at least 80%) engaged in carrying out work described in the Schedule of Work in the Act (Building and Construction Industry Training Levy Act 1999), within the ACT; Contact the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority on 02 6262 5630 for more information.


The first part is course is conducted via the Loadwise Australia on-line learning platform & is designed to provide students with the underpinning knowledge required to work safely at heights.

All the resources necessary to complete the course will be provided to the student, and assessment instruments will include a combination of multiple choice, true-false, fill in the blank, 'select the image', question types. Learners must achieve 100 % pass mark in this component of the course to progress to the practical workshop.

The second part of the course is the practical workshop and assessment. The practical face-to-face session may take place at the Loadwise Australia training facility or other suitable workplace venues of which the candidate can book using the Loadwise Australia website www.loadwise.com.au The Loadwise Australia Trainer will be responsible for providing all appropriate assessment equipment and perform a risk assessment and control or remove any identified risks or hazards to ensure the venue is safe and fit for purpose before the candidate/s arrival. The trainer will assess and record each candidate’s ability to perform all the required practical performance criteria specified within the RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights unit of competency.

Students are provided with a current copy of the Work Health and Safety (Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces) ‘Code of Practice’ that details all current best practice guidelines for working safely at heights. Additional material will be made available during training sessions if required.

Skills we teach

  • Legislation in the Workplace
  • Plan Work - Job at hand; hazards and controls; access and egress
  • Personal Protective Equipment - Fall Restraint Systems; Fall Arrest Systems including full-body harness donning, care and maintenance in accordance with AS 1891
  • Safe Working at Heights - Edge protection; scaffolds; ladder and tower safety; anchor points and static lines; plant access and egress; EWP’s; tools and equipment at heights; housekeeping and rescue procedures
  • Practical assessment - Fall arrest PPE inspection and demonstration of safe, confident work practices at heights
Working at heights safety training and safety harness
Can be accessed from Loadwise Australia Website www.loadwise.com.au
Heights Safety Training requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Loadwise Australia is unable to provide you with your Statement of Attainment until you have provided us with your USI. To apply for a free USI visit the USI website or contact our facility. https://www.usi.gov.au/

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