RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

This unit of competency describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safety at heights, or below the ground where there are dangers of greater depths. The Working At Heights course is appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to perform work at heights.

Falling from heights is one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury in the building industry today. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.

Entry requirements

Course participants need to be over eighteen (18) years of age and are expected to be able to speak, read and write English to a sufficient standard to complete the course. It is also advisable that course participants have at least a reasonable level of fitness and a desire to work outdoors.


This course consists of one (1) unit of competency:



This course involves a one day class with our highly experienced training team. It will include presentations, group work and practical activities


Upon successful completion of this training course, participants will be enabled to:

  • Identify legislation, regulations and safety requirements.
  • Identify scope of task and work activities
  • Manage hazards
  • Identify safety systems and equipment
  • Identify scope of task and work activities
  • Manage hazards
  • Identify safety systems and equipment
  • Safely access work area
  • Conduct work at heights safely
  • Monitor safety equipment and risk treatments
  • Apply emergency procedures
  • Finalise operations, clear work area, store tools and equipment


Assessment is against the National Standard, which applies in all states and territories. Our RTO’s assessors are fully licensed and accredited.

We will issue a Statement of Attainment on the successful completion of this unit of competency.

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