Course Dates



If an employer has personnel working where they can fall from one level to another, and there is a risk of injury, provision is to be made to prevent falls, appropriate equipment is to be made available and appropriate training is to be given.   Please make yourself aware of the National Workplace Health and Safety Act, and in particular the National Code Of Practice for “Managing the Risks of Falls at the Workplace.  Here is the link for your copy.

Upon completion of our Height Safety Training programme participants will receive a Statement of Attainment in Units of Competency:

Working at Heights Training OutcomesWorking at Heights association

You will receive the following unit of competency:

Work Safely at Heights RIIWHS204E  

Issued through RTO Safety Training,  RTO #40992

Please print off your Heights pre-course reading notes here heights-pre-course-notes

All training is also based on the Heights Code of Practice Managing-the-risk-of-falls-at-workplaces-COP

Formal Heights Rescue Training is an additional days training

 If your staff require formal heights rescue training, we do conduct a second day of training after the normal Safe Work at Heights course where your staff receive intensive training in heights rescue.  During the Working at Heights Safely Training Course, your staff do cover heights rescue, but no unit of competency is issued.  With the formal training, your staff will spend the day conducting numerous heights rescues, including self-rescue, pole top rescue, overhead rescue using a GOTCHA Kit, and overhead rescue using a ROLLGLISS heights rescue kit.  For more details please click here

Safe Work at Heights Course Format

The working at heights course commences at 7:30am at Villawood Training Centre NSW.WAHA SILVER 2014

Participants will be reviewed in:

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Risk Assessment & Hierarchy of Controls
  • When Fall Prevention is Required
  • Alternate Means of Accessing Heights
  • Height Safety Equipment
  • Safe Anchoring
  • Pre & Post Operational Checks
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Rescue Requirements/Practical Rescue

All participants are required to:

  • conduct a site risk assessment,
  • correctly fit a harness,
  • climb a fixed ladder using a type #1 fall arrestor,
  • operate a rope grab,
  • use a twin tail lanyard on static line and while climbing;
  • use an inertia reel,
  • climb a pole and establish a pole strap
  • establish a temporary anchor point,
  • connect to a permanent anchor point,
  • conduct a heights self-rescue
  • Access, traverse and descend of a roof
  • observe an overhead rescue being demonstated.

This training will require you to participate in physical practical exercises. Ensure you are fully aware of the risks prior to participating and understand the control measures employed.

Participants are supplied the following learning materials for the programme:

  • Height Safety Training Manual
Working at Heights Public Courses

Our safe work at heights course starts at 7:20am at our Villawood Training Centre.  This course takes only ONE DAY and finishes by 3pm.  Due to the popularity of this course, we add additional programmes each week based on demand, so keep an eye at the top of this page for additionally scheduled programmes. Training at our site means you can send staff along for public programmes at times suitable to your work commitments. You can send up to ten staff, but for these numbers we would also arrange special dates/times for your group.

Working at Heights Onsite Courses

If you require onsite training, we can book dates and times to suit you. We take up to ten staff on this course. We will bring to site our purpose built “Height Safety Training Trailer” to ensure your staff receive quality and safe training experience.  This trailer allows us to provide your staff with training in anchoring, use of lanyards and rope grabs, use of static lines, use of pole straps, self-rescue descents, use of control rescue device, climbing ladders with twin tails and overhead rescue.

For more details on our “Mobile Training Centre” and video, please click here.


Course Fees

The following fee structure applies to our Safe Work at Heights training course.   

  1. Public Course Bookings at Villawood
    *  $225  GST FREE per person
    *  Group discount applies for group bookings for up to 10 fixed at $1650 GST FREE
    * Saturday courses at $265 per person
  2. Onsite Course Bookings
    *  This training is conducted at a cost of $2100 GST FREE  for up to ten staff at your site
    *  Travel to/from site  is $85.00 + GST per hour
    *  Airfares & hire car at cost if not organised by client
    *  Accommodation if not supplied by client is billed at cost.
    * For training at your site,  please fill out our site check list and return to us for review.  RST T-0021 Onsite Training Check List

To answer any common questions you might have on working at height terminology, please click here.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH, AND MUST BE ABLE TO FILL OUT ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.  We can train people where English is an issue, but it needs to be on a specially scheduled programme and YOU WILL NEED TO provide an interpreter..

WE CONDUCT HEIGHTS TRAINING FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY & WE NEVER CANCEL A PROGRAMME.    Please book above with the confidence knowing the course will go ahead.

If you can only do weekend training, please click here for details.

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