Working Safely At Heights

Course Outline



Working Safely at Heights

(1 day course)

Course Code: RIIWHS204D

WHO should complete working safely at heights training?

Anyone who exposes themselves to the risk of a fall, whilst conducting any work activity in Australia. In particular, anyone who wears a harness as part of a control measure when working at any height. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • All height safety operators,
  • Height safety supervisors,
  • Height safety equipment inspectors and
  • Height safety managers

WHY do you need working safely at heights training?

The Law:
Section 21 of the OH&S Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

Australian Standards:

“Operators at entry level who are required to perform harness based work at heights shall be trained and assessed in a nationally accredited general height safety course or a course of equal standard, to a level of competence where they can work under a supervisor.”

AS1891.4 - Industrial Fall arrest systems and devices - Selection, use and Maintenance (2.2.11.a.ii)

WHAT is covered in the working safely at heights training course?

The following subjects are covered throughout the course:

  • The fall hazards to which you are exposed
  • The risk of injury associated with the task
  • Identify work area requirements and assess the hazards and risks associated with working at heights
  • Access work areas using appropriate height safety measures
  • Why control measures are needed and how to implement them

WHERE are the working safely at heights training courses conducted?

How Safe is your workplace?

If safety is important to you and your staff when working at heights, you must always ask yourself the question "How safe is your Workplace?"How Safe Is your Workplace?



  • $280.00 Per Person.
Book 2-3 courses to receive a 7.5% discount off all courses booked.
Book 4 or more courses to receive a 15% discount off all courses booked.

WHEN are working safely at heights courses conducted?


  • Tuesday 8th May 2018 - 1 position remaining 
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018.
  • Thursday 24th May 2018.
  • Wednesday 30th May 2018.
  • Friday 8th June 2018.
  • Friday 15th June 2018.

Duration & course times:

1 Day course (07:45am - 16:00pm Approx.)

Course Numbers:

Maximum 12


  • Enclosed shoes and hi-visibility clothing are required
  • WAM Training can provide a hi-visibility safety vest for courses on our site


Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer written test, incorporating a Safe Work Method Statement, and a practical assessment involving the use of height safety equipment


Upon successful completion, trainees will be able to use harnesses for work conducted at height and undertake general work at height.
Successful trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and Proof of Training Card.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required and numeracy to work by themselves and as part of a team with some accountability of their own work areas in defined and routine tasks. Trainees must be able to utilise workplace documentation using basic written English, with limited guidance

Health Note:

The training and assessment includes working at heights and will involve bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting. Please refer to ‘Trainee Health Form’ for further advice.

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Thank you for choosing WAM Training.

Our Working Safely at Heights training course is Nationally accredited and are conducted primarily at the WAM Training’s Laverton North Industrial Training facility. The course duration is 1 day.

Safe selection, inspection and use of harnesses and other commonly used Working at Heights control strategies are assessed and demonstrated throughout this 1-day course.

Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and a WAM Training “proof of Training” card complete with your photo.
The statement of attainment and the proof of training card will be available at the completion of your course

The Working safely at Heights course will guide you through the outcomes required for you to:

  1. Identify work requirements
  2. Identify work procedures and instructions for the task
  3. Access and install equipment
  4. Perform work at heights
  5. Clean up and storage of Height safety equipment.
The training and assessment will involve working at heights, climbing vertical ladders, bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting.
There will be a knowledge assessment to test your knowledge at the end of the training session and a practical assessment to confirm your grasp of the working at height principles presented and discussed throughout the day.

For all enquiries and bookings please contact our office on

1800 143 343

or email to

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Course Reviews


14.03.18 -Murat S.

Great instructor, very informed and presentation of subject matter was outstanding.


14.03.18 - Joseph T.

I have done a lot of courses over the years and often felt disappointed with what I received, but this course was quite the opposite. the trainer's knowledge and direct. easy to understand training method made this course so valuable and worthwhile. thanks Steve. 


14.03.18 - Chris T

Trainer was great.


14.03.18 - Anonymous

Steve did a great job.


14.03.18 - Anonymous

Well presented and informative course.


08.03.18 - Phil F.

Great job, keep it up, thanks.


08.03.18 - James F.

Very friendly atmosphere.


05.03.18 - Graeme J.

Well done. Trainer was very experienced and very practical.


28.02.18 - Sainath B.

Trainer is extremely awesome and was not at all boring. Trainer explained the course in excellent an manner. 


19.02.18 - Dan C.

Very good set up. Very real life situations.


09.02.18 - Anonymous

Excellent course - Trainer was very helpful and informative. 


09.02.18 - Anonymous

Good trainer - very thorough.


06.12.17 - Anonymous

Great training.


06.12.17 - David F

Great job - great instructor.


30.11.17 - Rod J

Great trainer, low stress environment. 


14.11.17 - Christopher H

Much better training company than I have had previously. More knowledgeable.


14.11.17 - Anonymous

Very Informative.


09.11.17 - Anonymous

Very good course and the trainer.


09.11.17 - Anonymous

Assessment was very good.


09.11.17 - Anonymous

Very knowledgeable. Assessment were a broad range to include building industry. 


23.10.17 - Steve

Steve was very clear and inspired.


23.10.17 - Damian R

Trainer had good mix of examples of real life situations.


23.10.17 - James S

Steve was a great instructor - would be very glad to have him instruct my next course.


20.10.17 - Anonymous 

Trainer knows what he is talking about.


19.10.17 - Anonymous 

Dave was good to explain all our queries and made it a bit fun. 


19.10.17 - Anonymous

Dave did a great job which made the course very enjoyable.


19.10.17 - Anonymous

Great day.


19.10.17 - Herald T

The course was layout was easy to follow and understand. Trainer made it easier and interesting so I could pay attention


19.10.17 - Anonymous

Very happy with training, Dave's a great trainer.


19.10.17 - Dan B

Very happy with training.


9.10.17 - T. H.

Practical was great.


12.09.17 - Anonymous

All good as always, thanks!.


12.09.17 - Truong

Steve was very engaging and knowledgeable.


08.09.017 - Andrew M

Trainer was very knowledgeable. Practical was very impressive.


06.09.17 - Jack G

Great course, office staff are amazing.


04.09.17 - Paul H

I really did learn new stuff today.


30.08.17 - Anonymous

Great course very informative trainer.


30.08.17 - Anonymous

Best class (training) going ahead.


30.08.17 - Anonymous

Great course, very informative trainer.


30.08.17 - Tom C

Great place to do training.


01.07.17  - Mark D

Excellent training and trainer 


18.07.17 - Kiean G

Trainer knowledge was excellent.


13.07.17 - Anonymous

Excellent presenter with a vast amount of knowledge.


26.06.17 - Anonymous

Great instructor with great attitude.


15.06.17 - Anonymous

I appreciated and hope that you will try to keep it up. Because saftey is a must for everyone. Thanks alot WAM for training.


11.06.17 - Jeff H

Great course, leave learnt alot.


26.05.17 -  Ivan S

It was great experience to use various height restraint equipment. Good value courses.


18.05.17 - Theo A

Very professional and to the point.


12.05.17 - Anonymous

Happy and will be back!


12.05.17 - Daniel K

Good variety of training systems.