Work Safely at Heights

RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights
RIIRIS201E – Conduct local risk control

3D Safety Services offers public and private group and individual training for working safely at heights. We run public courses in Newcastle, NSW and private courses across NSW. A nationally recognised training program covering hazard identification, risk management and best practice in working at heights.

This course involves advanced concepts on how to work safely at heights through a combined delivery approach, using both theory and practical exercises.

It is a legal requirement that any person, regardless of industry, who performs any type of work off the ground, must be trained in working at heights. This one-day course is ideally suited to workers in the construction and mining industries, who either work above 2 metres or where fall protection equipment is required.

Course Content

– WHS Legislation
– Risk assessment and Hierarchy of Control
– Basic Height Terminologies
– Height Safety Equipment
– Anchoring
– Safe Ladder Techniques
– Maintenance and Inspection
– Emergency procedures and rescue requirements
– Developing Site Procedures and Safe Work Methods (SWMS, JSA’s)

The program involves an extensive practical skills development module in a simulated or real workplace and includes two Working at Heights practicals.

Course Elements

The essential outcomes for the course as prescribed in the unit of competency requirements are:

RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights: Identify work requirements, identify work procedures and instructions, access and install equipment, perform work at heights and clean up work area.

RIIRIS201E – Conduct local risk control: Plan and prepare for risk control, assess and identify unacceptable risk, identify, assess and implement risk treatments and complete records and reports.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students will receive a Wallet Card and Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework for the following units of competency:
RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights
RIIRIS201E – Conduct local risk control

Course Duration

Course duration is 1 day (approx 8 hours total) – 7:30am-3:30pm.

Course Venue: Newcastle, NSW

Training and assessment is conducted at the 3D Safety Training Centre in Cameron Park or training can be conducted on-site at the premises of industry clients providing there have suitable infrastructure and training facilities.

Max Students



$200 per Person

Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund policy



Entry Requirements

Physical ability to successfully complete practical tasks and assessments

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Language, literacy and numeracy skills are required at a level to read, complete, interpret and communicate workplace documentation relevant to working at heights.

Delivery Method

THEORY – including presentations, demonstrations and group discussions
PRACTICAL – using equipment in simulated or real workplace environment

Assessment Process

Students are assessed based on a multiple choice and short answer written assessment as well as observation of practical skills.

Further Information

For more information about the course contact 1300 663 195 or you can Enquire Online. This course requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI) . To apply for a free USI visit

Detailed student information is available in the Student Information Handbook. This booklet contains important information regarding your rights and obligations. Please download our student handbook in our Student Resources section.

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