RIIWHS204D – Work Safely at Heights

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Work safely at heights provides participants with the required knowledge to identify safe work requirements and procedures associated with working at heights tasks. Participants will be exposed to a variety of working at heights equipment which they will be required to inspect and use in a variety of working at heights exercises.


The course is targeted at personnel who are required to carry out work tasks at height. The course is aimed at a variety of industries including oil & gas, mining,construction and manufacturing.


The course has been designed to align with and meet the principals set by the industry skills council in relation to the unit of competency RIIWHS204D - Work Safely at Heights from the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

In particular the course provides participants the following:

  • The names and functions of equipment, components and materials including manufactures instructions and specifications.
  • Techniques to safely shift and handle tools at heights.
  • Relevant statutory and regulatory authority requirements.
  • The nature of work undertaken at height.
  • Height safety systems.
  • Processes for providing safe working practices.
  • Safety equipment / systems and considerations to facilitate working safely at heights.

Career Opportunities/Pathways

On completion of this unit students may wish to undertake further studies towards a qualification.
Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre training staff are available to discuss further training options with course participants.

Course Pre-requisites


Assessment & Competency Achievement

Course assessments include written tests, projects and practical observations.
All participants will be assessed on performance and understanding using assessment tools aligned to the unit of competency RIIWHS204D.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS204D - Work Safely at Heights.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This unit requires the ability to read and interpret work method statements and communicate within a team environment. Writing is required to the level of completing required workplace reports/forms.

Course Duration

1 Day

  • 8:30am to 4:30pm

Number of Participants

Minimum 4 participants

Maximum 6 participants

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at www.farstadsimulation-tms.com or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.