WSAH – Work Safely at Heights
Practising Height Safety in the Workplace
The purpose of ERGT Australia’s Work Safely at Heights (WSAH) course is to train and assess individuals to ensure that they have the knowledge to identify height safety work requirements and skills to follow procedures. On completion of the course, trainees will be able to inspect, use and maintain a variety of heights safety equipment in line with industry best practice and safely conduct work tasks at height.
This course is designed for individuals who require the skills to work at height and hold competencies to undertake work roles across all industry sectors. The individuals attending this course are experienced workers, or workers receiving additional training required by their employer to suit company needs.
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights are:
- Identify work requirements
- Identify work procedures and instructions
- Access and install equipment
- Perform work at heights
- Clean up work area
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, it is recommended (but not mandatory) that trainees come to the course having undertaken workplace training in the following:
- Completed company induction training
- Safe Work Management systems
- Hazard identification and hazard reporting
- Workplace risk assessment processes
ERGT identified the following courses meet the recommended skills and knowledge. Conduct Hazard Analysis, Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) or industry equivalent induction training program.
Medical and Health Standards
A health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course
Structure and Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussions and practical demonstrations and exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessments.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.