This course looks at ways you can work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above two metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required. This includes working on roofs and in double story houses. Working at heights includes any situation where a worker, or other nearby person, is exposed to a risk of falling (from one level to another) that is likely to cause injury to the worker or person. It covers safe methods for accessing the work site; and safe methods of moving or passing tools, equipment and materials to heights above two metres, including handling methods that avoid excessive bending or twisting.
The unit supports construction workers operating from scaffolding over two metres in height that has already been constructed with signage and exclusion barriers in place, in order to reach upper storeys or roofs of buildings. It applies to workers who need to control the risk of falling and of falling objects when working on site or removing scaffold components.
It applies to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects.
This course does not allow you to erect a scaffold, but will give you the knowledge you need to make sure you stay as safe as possible when working up on a scaffold. The knowledge and skills in this course apply to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will receive a Statement of Attainment.
Competency is obtained through both theory and practical assessments. The practical assessment requires you to demonstrate the skills required to be deemed competent. The theory assessment will be undertaken in a written form.
If you feel you will be disadvantaged by undertaking a written assessment, please discuss with your trainer/assessor prior to the beginning of the time for the theory assessment.
All attendees MUST have a USI (Unique Student Identifier). We are unable to issue a credential unless a valid USI has been provided.
Please click here to apply for a USI prior to the course or be prepared to apply for one on the day (in which case a Driving License and Medicare Card is required).
The duration for this course is 8 hours split into 2 x 4 hour sessions (1 week apart).
There is a 15 minute break for morning or afternoon tea.