Work Safely at Heights (WAH) - RIIWHS204D

The Work Safely at Heights training course is designed for those who are required to carry out work at heights.  These tasks can be a high-risk activity and must be taken seriously and no person is to conduct any work activity without proper training in the equipment and personal protective equipment they are to use. This course covers all of the areas required to ensure your safety in the workplace.


The aim of this course is to provide participants with good knowledge of the following key points and the ability to apply this knowledge with wisdom in a practical way:

  • Legislation requirements
  • Identification of work requirements, work procedures and instructions
  • Definition of working at heights
  • Risk assessment and Hierarchy of Control
  • Environment
  • Access and installation of equipment
  • Dropped objects
  • Edge management
  • Scaffolding
  • Fall injury prevention systems
  • Rescue plan
  • Suspension tolerance
  • Perform work at heights
  • Clear and clean up work area


The specified pre-requisite unit required is shown below and it is strongly recommended that all participants are able to meet the Entry Requirements before attempting this course.

  • Sufficient level of language and literacy skills to perform the assessment and complete calculations
  • Presentation of participant’s own Unique Student Identifier (USI) number
  • No vertigo or fear of heights
  • Physical flexibility
  • Ability to wear a safety harness rated to 160 kg
  • Age 18 years or over


1 day (8 hours) consisting of:

  • Classroom training: Accredited and Licensing
  • Practical skills training: Accredited and Licensing
  • Assessment: Accredited theory and practical


On successful completion of this course, participants are presented with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights.