First Choice Training Solutions is a RTO approved training centre that provides nationally recognised training programs, such as the RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights course. Our team offer inhouse training and assessment on all courses to meet work requirements and provide the relevant licence, permit, or statement of attainment. Dedicated to developing mindsets beyond what is expected from regular training courses, we provide above and beyond the standard training expected in the high-risk work industry. To best provide this service we understand that the training needs to be relevant, efficient, and engaging in order to be successful. First Choice Training Solutions is adaptable and flexible from years of hands-on experience, building practical skills both in the field and training, ensuring confidence and peace of mind knowing you’re receiving reliable information to better prepare for the workplace. Our philosophy is to keep things as simple yet practical as can be, ensuring quality training to assist students in successful completion our courses. By combining the two aspects, we can look forward to a safer working environment with reduced health and safety risks across a range of industries in the future.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform work at heights safely in the resources and infrastructure industries.
It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.
Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with the relevant body before applying the unit.
Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:
During the above, the candidate must:
The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:
Mandatory conditions for assessment of this unit are stipulated below. The assessment must:
Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector’s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
Assessors must be able to clearly demonstrate current and relevant industry knowledge and experience to satisfy the mandatory regulatory standards as set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/Australian Quality Training Framework mandatory requirements for assessors current at the time of assessment and any relevant licensing and certification requirements. This includes:
It is also acceptable for the appropriately qualified assessor to work with an industry expert to conduct assessment together and for the industry expert to be involved in the assessment judgement. The industry expert must have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided. This means the industry subject matter expert must demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed:
Many of our training courses specifically target the high-risk work industry, specialising in the training assessment process for high-risk work licences – particularly in heights training, the Craneage and Rigging trades.
Assessment participants will undertake practical exercises delivered from our team of instructors who possess a wealth of experience in both trades and – through practical, hands-on learning and professional mentorship. We will assist you to recognise and work to Safe Work Australia and SafeWork NSW guidelines, requirements and regulations, NSW legislation, and industry standards
Working at heights safety training can be completed in with 2-3 hours of training.
Working at heights training course costs $225 per person to complete.
After completing the course, participants receive the RIIWHS204E ticket to work safely at heights. The industry generally recommends renewal every 24 months or 2 years. It should be noted through there currently is no Government requirement for renewal.
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