Working at Heights

Overview

Where there is a fall risk, an employer is responsible to ensure that staff are trained on how to work safely and use the equipment according to manufacturer and WorkSafe best practice guidelines.

Our Working at Heights course teaches both the theoretical and practical knowledge required plus awareness of height specific hazards. It provides participants with the knowledge and awareness of hazards at working at heights, set-up requirements and the impact that appropriate fall arrest systems have on improving workplace safety. The course is specifically written to include the contents of NZQA unit standards.

1 day, 2 day and refresher course options can be selected based upon your specific requirements

Course Content
  • Hazards associated with different work at heights (e.g. roofs, scaffolding, window cleaning, construction/building, maintenance work and inspections)
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2016 (HSWA) and height safety
  • Hierarchy of fall arrest and fall restraint
  • Fall distances versus forces exerted on the body
  • Suspension trauma
  • Isolation of height hazards versus minimisation
  • Appropriate PPE
NZQA Unit Standards Included

17600: Explain Safe Work Practices for Working at Height (Can be booked as a standalone one day onsite course.

23229: Use safety harness system when working at height (Pre-requisite for 15757)

15757: Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems when working at height

Elective Unit Standard

25045: Employ height safety equipment in the workplace (Can be run in the place of 15757 in the two-day course.)

Course Options

Working at Heights 2 Day Course

Our Working at Heights 2 day courses offers full coverage of theoretical and practical knowledge required including hazards at working at heights, set-up requirements and the impact that appropriate fall arrest systems have on improving workplace safety.

Working at Heights 1 Day Course – US 17600 only

Our Working at Heights 1 day courses offers theoretical knowledge of working at heights systems and legislative requirements.

Working at Heights Renewal

This course refreshes knowledge of identifying where working at heights hazards and fall hazards exist. It is for those who have completed the Working at Heights unit standards.

Prerequisites

For refresher courses, trainees must hold unit standards 17600, 23229, 15757. Evidence of completion of the unit standards will be required.

Please contact us for course pricing and dates lindsay@roadtrain.nz or 0800 667744