Work Safely At Heights

People working at heights on a power line using a harness

Height Safety Perth

Haz-Ed’s Work Safely At Heights Course is designed to assist employers and employees to develop a better understanding of working safely at heights.

Participants earn their working at heights ticket while being introduced to important legislation, codes of practice and Australian standards relating to working at height.  Through this course you will develop the ability to identify hazards, analyse job safety and understand the hierarchy of controls required to safely work at heights.

This course will cover a range of safety issues related to working at heights. From how forces are generated in falls, to the correct selection and use of anchor points and height safety equipment. The use of ladders, scaffolding and elevated work platforms will also be introduced.

Throughout the course, students will develop and apply skills in the safe management of working at heights. These skills include; correctly fitting a full body harness, identify harness features, inspecting and maintaining safety equipment. The working at heights ticket will also cover basic height rescue operations.

Participants will gain experience with a wide selection of height safety equipment, tailored to suit the company’s individual requirements.

Course Enrolment Details

Enrol in our working safely at heights course RIIWHS204D.


Preventing falls while working at heights

This course also contains specific detail about the prevention of falls, including;

  • Safety practices to implement systems to prevent falls
  • Safe methods of working at height or on brittle surfaces
  • Emergency procedures and hazard reporting
  • Proper use, care and storage of equipment for working at heights

Working with Elevating Work Platforms (EWP)

A range of safety topics will be covered specifically for working with Elevating Work Platforms (EWP);

  • Safe height and reach of the EWP unit
  • Safe working load of the EWP unit
  • The ground conditions
  • Position of overhead power lines and other electrical hazards

For more information see our >> Elevating Work Platform Training Course

Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Requirements in WA

  • Inspection of fall injury prevention systems – Regulation 3.51 of the OH&S Regulations 1996 requires that: a competent person inspects fall injury prevention systems and details when and how often the inspections be carried out.
  • Inspection of anchorages – Regulation 3.52 of the OH&S Regulations 1996 states under what circumstances inspections are carried out.
  • Requirements for edge protection – Where a risk of falling is at 2 or more metres including work performed on scaffolds, landings, fixed staircases, formwork or suspended slabs, edge protection or a fall injury prevention system must be provided and detailed in regulation 3.55 of the OH&S Regulations 1996
  • Requirements for working on brittle or fragile roofing – Work performed on or around roofing materials made of asbestos, glass, fibreglass etc. is required to conform to regulation 3.57 of the OH&S Regulations 1996

View more on the Government of Western Australia’s Code of practice – Prevention of falls at workplaces

Safety Equipment

View Haz-Ed’s full range of safety equipment.

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