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Working At Heights Course Melbourne

Working at heights in Victoria — and around the world — has inherent risks, like falls, injuries, and even death. According to Safe Work Australia, falls from heights are a leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries in the workplace — to mitigate these risks and ensure a safe working environment, individuals need to receive proper training to work safely at heights.

Our Working at Heights Course in Melbourne equips participants with the knowledge and skills to identify potential hazards, understand safety procedures, and effectively use fall prevention and protection equipment.

It is important for individuals working in industries like construction, mining, and maintenance to undergo comprehensive training to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Book Working at Heights Training in Melbourne online with Fire & Safety Australia — Australia’s leading workplace safety training provider.

About our Working at Heights Training in Melbourne & Course Content

Our Working at Heights Course in Melbourne is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the hazards associated with working at heights and the necessary skills to mitigate those risks. The course typically covers the following topics, promoting safe work while working from heights in Victoria.

Legislation & Regulations

One of the first things participants will learn in the Working at Heights Course is the legislation and regulations governing working at heights in Victoria. This includes an overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and specific regulations related to working at heights. Understanding these laws ensures compliance and promotes a safe work environment.

Hazard Identification, Risk Control Measures & Risk Assessment

Identifying potential hazards and assessing the associated risks is critical to working at heights. Participants will learn to identify common hazards, like unstable surfaces, unprotected edges, and inadequate fall protection systems. They will also be trained in conducting risk assessments to determine the severity of the risks and implement appropriate control measures.

Fall Prevention & Protection

Preventing falls should be a top priority when working at heights. This course will cover various fall prevention strategies, including using guardrails, safety nets, and work positioning systems properly. Participants will also learn about fall equipment, like harnesses, lanyards, and anchor points, and how to correctly select, inspect, and use them.

Safety Equipment & Tools

Working at heights often involves the use of specialised equipment and tools. The safety system is essential, so participants will receive training on the proper use, maintenance, and inspection of ladders, scaffolding, fall arrest systems, elevated work platforms (EWP), and other associated equipment. They will also learn about the limitations and potential risks associated with each type of equipment.

We will also provide advice on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Emergency Procedures & Rescue

In the event of an emergency or a fall, it is crucial to have effective emergency procedures and rescue plans in place. Our course covers emergency response protocols, communication strategies, and basic rescue techniques. Participants will learn how to respond quickly and efficiently to emergencies until professional medical help arrives.

Training & Practical Assessment

To ensure participants can apply the knowledge and skills learned in this course, practical training and assessment are integral components. During the practical sessions, participants will have hands-on experience with various fall prevention and protection equipment and will be assessed on their ability to use the equipment correctly, identify hazards, and implement safety measures.

Certification, Compliance & Your Working at Heights Ticket in Victoria

Upon successful completion of our Working at Heights Training Course, participants will receive a nationally recognised certification (RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights). This certification demonstrates that they have met the required competency standards for working at heights.

It is important to ensure that the training provider is registered and accredited by a recognised authority, such as the Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Fire & Safety Australia is an RTO who can provide nationally recognised training for you and your team.

Customised Training Options

With Fire & Safety Australia, training can be delivered in different formats, like face-to-face classroom and practical training at our state-of-the-art training centre, on-site training at your location, or a combination of both.

Learn to work safely in your own way. Contact us for custom Working at Heights Training in Melbourne.


Who needs working at heights training?

Working at heights training is essential for anyone who performs tasks at elevated levels, like general construction workers, maintenance personnel, and roofers. In Melbourne, compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations may also mandate this training for certain roles.

How long does working at heights training take?

Working at heights training can vary depending on the specific course. The training can range from half a day to multiple days.

How many team members can I book for training?

Our group sizes range from one person to groups of 12.

How often should I complete refresher training?

The need for refresher or renewal training varies based on industry standards, employer policies, and the specific requirements of the training course. In some cases, refresher training may be required every 1-3 years to ensure that individuals maintain their competency and stay current with best practices.

Do I need a high risk work licence to complete this training?

No, you do not need a high risk work licence to complete RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights. While this course is focused on fall prevention and equips workers with the knowledge and skills to work from heights safely, it does not require a high risk work licence.

This course covers theoretical and practical aspects of working at height, including risk assessment, equipment usage, and safety systems. Additionally, the course provides a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment upon successful completion, separate from a high risk work licence.

How can I assess the risk of working at height?

Risk assessment is a crucial aspect of working at height. It involves identifying potential hazards, evaluating the likelihood and severity of accidents, and implementing control measures to mitigate risks. Factors such as the task at hand, the work environment, and the capabilities of the workers should be considered during risk assessment.

What equipment is typically used when working at height?

Required safety equipment commonly used at height includes harnesses, lanyards, anchor points, guardrails, safety nets, and personal protective equipment (PPE) like helmets and non-slip footwear.

You are not required to bring this equipment to training except for your PPE.

What is the cooling-off period for course cancellations?

There is a 2-day cooling-off period upon receipt of payment for public courses and distance learning cancellations.

Is prior experience necessary to enrol in a Working at Heights Rescue Course in Melbourne?

No prior experience is necessary to enrol in our Working at Height Course in Melbourne. These courses are designed to accommodate individuals with various experience levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

Are there different specialisations within Working at Heights?

Yes, we offer specialised Working at Height Courses tailored to specific industries or scenarios, like tower rescue, confined space rescue, or industrial rope rescue. These specialised courses provide in-depth training for unique working at height rescue situations.

Do I need training for working at heights in Victoria?

Yes, if you are required to work at heights as part of your role, you must undergo competency-based work safely at heights training in Victoria. This training is encompassed under our RIIWHS204E course.