Working at Heights Course Brisbane

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What is defined as working at heights?

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, Section 78 states; “The PCBU at a workplace, must manage risks to health and safety associated with a fall by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury to the person or any other person.”

However, the Queensland Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017, Section 92 states; “(1) A coal mine’s safety and health management system must provide for controlling risk associated with working at heights at the mine. (2) If a person is required to work at a height greater than 2.4m, the system must provide for minimising the person’s risk of injury from falling.”

What does this mean?

Different regulators define working at heights differently for different industries.  If you want to know more, book into one of our working at heights courses today.

Our Working at Heights Course Brisbane supports compliance with the Work Health and Safety legislation and the Coal Mining Safety and Health legislation, however licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, sites and Industry sectors.

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Working at Heights Course Brisbane

RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights

Important information prior to enrolment

Course Fees and Payments

The fee for this course is $240 per person – book with a group to receive a discount

For group/company bookings, please contact us for a free quote on 1300 707 677

Refund and fee protection policy, including cooling-off period – please refer to the student handbook

Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a All Training Services training facility.

Course Duration

Face to Face 8 hours (minimum) – full face to face course

Pre-course study

There is no pre-course study for the Work safely at heights course.


The Working at Heights course Brisbane is essential if you’re working in a position where there is any risk of a fall in the resources, factory, construction, maintenance and infrastructure industries.

Our working at heights training will provide you with the skills, knowledge and most importantly the confidence required to work safely at heights in the work environment safely.  For most work sites the White card, working at heights training and confined space training, are the first step and basic requirements prior to stepping foot on a worksite.

With a view to preventing falls, the Working at Heights Course Brisbane will help you to work at any height in the work environment.  You will learn to apply policies and procedures, use document information to interpret and apply technical and safety information; assess hazards and risks for working at heights and how to control them; use of personal protective equipment; identifying safety systems and fall protection equipment (rigging of and anchoring systems) and checking the fitting, adjustments and anchoring of fall protection equipment.

Who is this course recommended for?

Our Working at Heights Course Brisbane is recommended for workers who are working at heights or supervise tasks whilst at height will benefit from this course, which may include; but not limited to:ladder height safety training course brisbane

•    Sign fabricators / writers and installers
•    Electricians
•    Electrical engineers
•    Maintenance personnel
•    Plumbers
•    Scaffolders
•    Rope access workers / technicians
•    Riggers
•    Belt Splicers
•    Rubber Liners
•    Fitters
•    Welders
•    Boilermakers
•    Sheetmetal workers
•    Supervisors
•    Roofers
•    Carpenters
•    Labourers
•    Franna / Crane Operators
•    EWP / Boom Operators
•    Field Service Technicians
•    CCTV Technicians
•    NDT Technicians
•    NBN installation technicians
•    Structural Engineers
•    Managers
•    Telecommunications and cable installation personnel
•    CSG/LNG workers
•    Work Health and Safety representatives and advisors


You will learn

•    What is classified as “Working at Heights” under relevant legislation
•    About AS1891 Industrial fall arrest systems and devices
•    About other relevant Australian Standards eg: AS1892, AS4142, AS4497
•    About Managing the risk of falls at workplaces Code of Practice 2018
•    How to select the correct height safety equipment
•    How to inspect and install your height safety equipment
•    How to correctly fit and adjust harnesses, belts, anchor points
•    How to use safety equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
•    About fall prevention devices
•    About work positioning systems
•    About fall arrest equipment
•    About ladder safety
•    How to calculate fall clearances
•    How to perform work at heights safely


•    Tea and coffee facilities
•    Course material
•    Equipment required to complete the training
•    Training conducted by our experienced height safety specialists
•    Maximum of 12 students per course
•    Extensive knowledge of Australian Standards AS1891 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices
•    Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation
•    Theory and practical training
•    Risk management advice for the type of work to be conducted

Course requirements

For the Working at Heights Course Brisbane, it is recommended that participants should have sound LLN skills (language, literacy and numeracy).  The participant should contact All Training Services prior to enrolment for a free assessment if they’re unsure whether they meet this requirement.

Additional support services (such as LLN support) may be required at the cost of the individual based on the individuals needs.  All Training Services additional support services can be found on our Resources page.

•    Please read the All Training Services Student Handbook for student rights and obligations prior to course registration.
•    By enrolling in a course you are deemed to have accepted the policies and procedures of All Training Services
•    Please be at the course 15 minutes prior to commencement of course.
•    Admission after the course has commenced will be left to Management’s discretion.  A 100% fee will be charged for non-attendance if less than 48 hours or no notice is given in writing.

Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including complaints

Please refer to the Student Handbook for all details relating to your rights and responsibilities.


There are no prerequisites for the Working at Heights Course Brisbane; however applicants should be over 18 years of age.

Participants must provide

•    Own lunch
•    Own transport
•    Must wear suitable clothing and enclosed in footwear
•    Please bring photo identification as needed for your course

Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.

Entry Requirements

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • Physical fitness to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills including gaining access, working, and egress from a place of height whilst wearing the appropriate PPE.
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course.

What happens at the course?

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

  • Practical Assessment – The assessor must observe all required performance tasks for at least two (2) practical scenarios:
    • Identify work requirements
    • Identify work procedures and instructions
    • Access and install equipment
    • Perform work at heights
    • Clean up work area
  • Theory assessment – A written exam consisting of short answer and multiple-choice questions. All questions must be completed.

Unit(s) Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights

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Provider of Training and Assessment

Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

Please click this link to view the Allens Training Pty Ltd Student Handbook for this course.

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Relevant courses

Our Working at Heights Course Brisbane is often conducted in Brisbane and surrounding areas, and can be packaged with other courses of your choice.  Please contact All Training Services for a free quote on course packages and receive significant savings.

Call us to make an arrangement suitable for you 1300 707 677