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Work Safely at Heights

“I thought that the course was very informative. The staff were very helpful and informative. The Facilities were clean, tidy and suited for the course we were doing.”
— James Peterson, Crane Driver

Course Overview

The Work Safely at Heights course offered by Mines Rescue provides participants with an understanding of undertaking safe working practices when working at heights or depths in the resource, infrastructure or general industries. The practical nature of this course allows participants to develop and demonstrate safe work practices at heights.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Identifying the work requirements
  • Work procedures and instructions for the task
  • Accessing and installing equipment
  • Performing work at heights
  • Cleaning up the work area
  • Optional rescue component also available (Level two)
Learning outcomes

This course is available in two levels where level two incorporates a working at heights rescue component to meet the legislative requirements for heights workers.

  • Level one: Working safely at heights
  • Level two: Working safely at heights plus additional rescue component

Upon successful completion of the Working Safely at Heights course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following unit:

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

This unit contributes to the completion of the Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations (RII20215).

Entry requirements

No formal previous learning is required for this course however Mines Rescue encourages participants to gain knowledge and experience of the policies and procedures at their workplace before starting the course.

It is acknowledged that this is a course based on a Certificate II level qualification that requires appropriate levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills to manage course work, in-course activities and assessment tasks.

Further information

Please refer to the Mines Rescue Participants Handbook located on our website for relevant policy information, including Payment Terms and Conditions and Refund and Fees Policy.

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You are encouraged to refer to our Participant Handbook and RPL/CT Handbook for applicants and speak with Mines Rescue prior to commencing training.

For any further information please contact your local Mines Rescue station.

Please click here for a complete course outline, including units of competency and prerequisites.


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