HEIGHT SAFETY

This course is aimed at those who are required to carry out work at heights. The course covers identifying work requirements and instructions for undertaking the task, accessing and installing equipment, performing the work at heights and cleaning up the work area.

This refresher course is aimed at those who have previously undertaken the complete training course for Work Safely at Heights and need to refresh their knowledge and skills.

This course is designed for those responsible for supervising work at heights. It covers rapid response training and advanced fall arrest techniques.

This course has been designed in line with AS/NZS 1891.4 for those who are responsible for inspecting and tagging height safety equipment.

This course covers permitting and includes how to identify hazards, assess the risk and make necessary changes when raising a Working at Height Permit. It also identifies and describes the responsibilities of accountable people on a permit, identifying the currency and validity of a permit and managing the working at heights records.

Be Your Best Working at Heights in Perth

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Working at height is inherently dangerous, and it’s absolutely essential that everyone involved in such endeavours has the training needed to operate safely and deal with unexpected hazards along the way. With the right training, you can eliminate risks and minimise the impact of accidents.

Each of our courses has been carefully designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to perform key positions for work at height. These include training for primary workers in high places, as well as for overseers, inspectors and permit raisers. We also offer work at height refreshers in some cases.  

 

Overview of Our Courses Covering Rescue Training in Perth

Here’s an overview of our training courses that cover working at heights:

  • Work Safely at Heights
    This is a full-day course aimed at those who carry out work at heights. It’s a comprehensive course that teaches participants to safely and properly undertake their task – including how to install the necessary equipment, perform the actual work and clean up the work area once the task is complete.
    Enrollees will learn how to correctly fit a full body harness. They’ll also be trained to interpret and understand prevailing laws and regulations that pertain to working at height. They’ll learn about ground clearance, the pendulum effect and the force generated in falls. Emergency rescue procedures are also covered.  

 

  • Work Safely at Heights Refresher
    Participants who have completed the above course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment. This certificate never expires, but industry standards recommend refreshing every two years. This refresher provides all the necessary retraining in an efficient, four-hour training session.
    In the course of this refresher, participants will review all of the essential information covered in the original course (with any relevant updates). This information includes legislative requirements, associated risk with work at height, priority of access, types of anchors, physical controls and more. Applicants must have completed the original Work Safely at Height course in order to undertake this refresher.

 

  • Height Safety Supervisor
    This is essentially an advanced version of the Work Safely at Heights course, and it’s intended specifically for those who oversee the work of others. It covers a range of advanced techniques used to arrest a fall and includes rapid response training. Upon completion, applicants will be capable of supervising other operators who are working at height.  
    Some of the advanced techniques covered in this course include anchor selection, setup and use of static lifelines, provision of drop lines and instruction in limited freefall. Applicants must have completed a Work at Heights course within the last two years. They’ll be issued a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.  

 

  • Height Safety Equipment Inspector
    When heights are involved, maintaining a safe working environment requires routine inspection of equipment, as well as proper preparation and maintenance techniques. This course has been designed in accordance with AS/NZS 1891.4, and it covers everything needed to inspect and properly tag height-safety equipment.
    Participants will learn to identify potential defects in lanyards, harnesses and personal equipment. They’ll also be trained to inspect ropes, slings, steel rails, fibre ropes and webbing and fall-arrest devices. Successful completion of this half-day course results in a nationally recognised statement of attainment.

 

  • Rio Tinto Work Safely at Heights Permit Issuer
    This safety course teaches participants how to assess risk, identify hazards and make any necessary changes when they are in the process of raising a working at height permit. In addition to that, it also teaches enrollees about the various responsibilities of accountable persons on a permit.
    Participants will attain in-depth knowledge regarding safe working heights, including the RTIO HSEQ standards for working at height. They’ll also be able to describe the process through which potential hazards are identified and ultimately controlled. Above all, they’ll become intimately aware of the permit process. Successful participants receive a certificate of participation.  

 

Why Choose Saferight for Work at Heights Training in Perth

There’s no better training organisation in Perth than Saferight. We’ve been active for more than 25 years, working to make WA worksites safer for everyone involved. Given our years of experience and standing in the local community, we firmly believe that you won’t find a more qualified or better-recognised trainer for working at heights.

We are an official Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and many of our courses are nationally recognised. For your convenience, we conduct training sessions at our dedicated facilities, but can also arrange to bring the training to your facility. Call us toll-free on 1800 352 335 to arrange working from heights training for your team, or contact us via the website to request more information.