working at heights course

working at heights course

Course Overview:

Work at heights training is focused on fall prevention rather than fall arrest. It is designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills to safely work in any height situation, primarily being aimed at general construction, maintenance, mining, large factories or other work situations where work is conducted in a place where a fall from one level to another is possible.

HRTA NSW recognises that whilst there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. We will always customise the course to suit your unique workplace requirements. Training covers risk assessment, selection and correct use of equipment, rigging and of anchor systems, fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest systems.

Course Content

  • WHS legislation governing working at heights
  • use of anchor points, harnesses and associated equipment, and the forces generated in falls.
  • Hazard identification and control
  • The use of different types of height safety equipment
  • Harnesses, fall arrest devices and other safety devices
  • Restrictions on certain equipment
  • Practical training accessing and working at heights

Course Outcomes

This nationally recognised course covers theoretical and practical aspects of working at height.

During the course we will assist you to develop safe work method statements and risk assessments for working at height. All workers who conduct or supervise tasks whilst at height will find this course beneficial to workplace safety. This course will enable you to comply with current WHS legislation.

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Participants must be over 18 years of age;
  • Must have GOOD English skills (be able to read, write, speak and understand technical concepts in English);
  • Be able to understand mathematical equations; and
  • Provide 100 points of Identification as per SafeWork NSW requirements. If a participant fails to bring 100 points of identification a re-booking fee of will be charged for assessment to be re-scheduled.


Course Details

These are a few details which will come in handy should you decide to proceed and enrol:

Training Location
To fulfill the in-person training requirements which require both practical demonstration and a written component, HRTA NSW has a purpose-built training ground in Ingleburn. This site offers all of the necessary venue requirements along with our qualified trainers and assessors.

Course Certification
On completion of the course, payment of fees, and when all requirements have been met, you will receive a Statement of Attainment issued by your registered training organisation. 

Course Duration
This course can be completed in just one day – consisting of training and assessment


at HRTA NSW only (GST Exempt)