Work Safely at Heights
National Unit: RIIWHS204D – Work Safely at Heights
Duration: 8 hours
This unit it appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to perform work at heights.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors.
Your Work at Heights Safely licence (Unit of Competency RIIWHS204A) does not have an expiry date. However, it is important to note the Working at Heights Association (WAHA) and other industry bodies recommend that this training be refreshed every 2 years and this is a site requirement on many worksites.
As per the Work Health and Safety Act and the Work Health Safety Regulations, the person conducting business undertaking (PCBU) for the workplace, has the primary duty of care to ensure that employees and subcontractors are not exposed to health and safety risks whilst undertaking work on the premises.
The person in control of the workplace (PCBU) has specific obligations under the WHS Regulations to manage any fall related risk including the following:
Where reasonably practicable, any work exposed to the risk of a fall be rather done on the ground or a solid construction.
- Provide adequate and safe access to and from the work zone.
- Minimise the risk of a fall by providing a fall protection device (guardrailing or barrier systems), a work positioning system (an adjustable length lanyard and harness system or rope access/abseil system) or a fall arrest system (harness and fixed lanyard system connected to an anchorage).
- Provide adequate instruction and guidance to employees and subcontractors in the safe use and maintenance of safety systems provided.
Workers have a duty of care to ensure they take reasonable care for their own health and safety as well as other persons around them. Workers must comply with guidance and procedures set out by the workplace manager and be responsible in reporting any unsafe situation to the workplace manager.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 8 hours
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes