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Working Safely At Heights


This course is facilitated by one of the most practically experienced Australian trainers in height safety relative to the appropriate Australian Standards. It overviews the information necessary for workplaces to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. It details duties and obligations of staff when working at height. It objectively focuses on issues that need to be addressed by the Australian Standard, the OH&S Act & Regs and the specific safety needs of staff who work at heights.


To identify the issues and hazards related to working at heights, formulate strategies to address the hazards and ensure that the organization's worksite staff comply with the required practices and procedures to eliminate circumstances that may lead to a workplace accident.


  • 15 minute DVD's relating to 'Working Safely at Heights'
  • What constitutes 'height'
  • Duties of management and staff under the OH&S Act
  • Safe use of ladders and scaffolding
  • When scaffolding expertise is required
  • Correct selection, fitting and use of safety harnesses
  • Minimizing risk, injury and illness through correct job safety analysis
  • Reporting of accidents and near misses
  • Policies, procedures and record keeping
  • Induction procedures for new staff members.

 Expected learning outcomes

  • Understand and apply requirements for a safe work place as defined by the Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act
  • Understand housekeeping and job safety analysis and how they affect hazard identification, management and prevention process
  • Understand the importance of having written “work safe” procedures for all height work

Fees and facilitation

  • Courses are ideally facilitated at the workplace at a time convenient to clients
  • Duration is about 6 hours (plus meal and convenience breaks)
  • Participants are issued with a colour competency based workbook
  • We use a Powerpoint presentation & a data projector and latest DVD's.
  • The fee for a course is $220(+gst) per person (minimum 6 participants)
  • There is a travelling and accommodation (if applicable) charge for country areas
  • Participants are issued with a Certificate of Completion

PLEASE NOTE: We have a large range of top quality height safety equipment avialable for purchase by clients.



 Phone | 08 8278 3588   Fax | 08 8278 5699   Email |  owen@festraining.com.au