Working at Heights Course | WorkSafe Connect | Brisbane | Townsville | Qld

Work Safely at Heights

$275.00 (1 Day)
$275.00 (1 Day)

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About this course

Work Safely at Heights


Work Safely at Heights Training (RIIWHS204E)

Work Safely at Heights (WAH) is the training accreditation suitable for people who are required to work heights.

WorkSafe Connect has been delivering workplace health and safety related working at heights programs for over 15 years and is one of Queensland’s leading suppliers of the working at heights skill set.

This 1-day (8 hour) course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to safely work at heights. The course provides valuable knowledge regarding the safety practices applied when working at heights and the program is made up of the following nationally accredited unit of competency:

  • RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights

Available Dates

Townsville Training

Bayswater Road, Garbutt, Townsville, QLD 4814

7:30am – 4:00pm 28th June 2022

7:30am – 4:00pm 5th July 2022

7:30am – 4:00pm 22nd July 2022

7:30am – 4:00pm 29th July 2022

7:30am – 4:00pm 3rd August 2022

Brisbane Training

Construction Training Centre, 460-492 Beaudesert Road, Salisbury, Brisbane, QLD 4107

7:30am – 4:00pm 9th September 2022

CSQ Funding Options

You may be eligible to receive Construction Skills Queensland funding for this course if you are a worker or an apprentice / trainee in the building and construction industry.

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Reviews and testimonials

Courses are always well covered with plenty of information helping with day to day tasks that translates easily on the day to day site works. Thanks guys.
Jason J, Brisbane

The trainer was really easy to understand and explained things on questions in different ways for me to get a better understanding of why we do this and that. Really happy with the training as always. Thank you.
Brian P, Brisbane

Trainer was thorough and helpful. All harness and plant seemed to be all new and modern.
Jesse B, Brisbane

Great information given and real examples used.
Jason A, Brisbane

Course Details

Our working at heights training course will run the participants through areas including:

  • Legislation
  • Australian Standards
  • Risk assessment
  • Methods of moving tools and equipment
  • Anchor systems, selecting compliant anchorage
  • Fall restraint systems, selection and inspection of equipment and correct use
  • Work positioning systems, selection of equipment and correct use
  • Fall arrest systems including energy absorbing lanyards
  • Ladder securing techniques Accessing and egress from a elevated work area

The skills and knowledge that you obtain during the Work Safely at Heights Training is suitable for working at heights across a wide range of industries including the Resources, Quarrying, Drilling, Agriculture, Councils/Government, Defence, Manufacturing, Heavy Industry and Construction.

Training will be conducted by an experienced trainer assessors who has industry currency, strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.

Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.

WorkSafe Connect offers this course in the following formats:

  • Face to Face – Public Courses (Brisbane and Townsville)
  • Face to Face – Onsite (at your site / workplace)

WorkSafe Connect recognises that whilst there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied.

We will customise the course to suit your unique workplace requirements. Training covers risk assessment, selection and correct use of equipment anchor systems, fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest systems.

If you would like to discuss delivery options in more detail, then please get in contact with us and we would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and options in more detail.

To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.

All assessments are completed during the course – no assessment activities need to be completed prior to or post the training course.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency:

  • RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights

While there is no legislated requirement associated with the refreshing of this competency, industry best practice is to refresh this competency once every 2-3 years. WorkSafe Connect offers a 4-hour refresher course.

If you have any questions regarding what Working Safely at Heights course is most suitable for you then please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team today.

You may be eligible to receive CSQ funding for this course if you work in the building & construction industry and permanently work in Queensland.

If eligible:

  • Employed or unemployed workers receive $225.00 in funding, which means an out of pocket expense of $50.00
  • For apprentices & trainees, the course is fully subsidised with no out of pocket expense

For further details, please click here or get in touch with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you work at height as part of your job or supervise those who do, Working at Height Training ensures that you have valuable knowledge regarding the safety practices of working at heights.

Work at heights training is focused on fall prevention and fall arrest. It is designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills to safely work in any height situation, primarily being aimed at general construction, maintenance, mining, large factories or other work situations where work is conducted where there is a risk of a fall.

Key areas covered as part of our course include:

  • Identify work requirements
  • Identify work procedures and instructions
  • Access and install equipment
  • Perform work at heights
  • Clean up work area

This is a nationally recognised unit of competency and therefore your accreditation does not technically expire.

While there is no legislated requirement set out for the refreshing of this competency, industry best practice suggests that this competency should be refreshed once every 2-3 years.

We consistently work with clients who require refreshing of this competency at least every 2 years.

WorkSafe Connect offers a 4-hour refresher course for participants who have previously had training and have currency in relation to working safely at heights.


The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (the WHS Regulation) sets out the specific control measures that are required where there is a risk of a fall.

The below link provides guidance on managing the risks associated with confined spaces.