RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

Unit Descriptor

RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights –  This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.

Application of the Unit:

Construction work is undertaken on domestic and commercial work sites within new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance.




Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Savsply Registered Training Organisation (RTO) 91583 in addition a Photo card will be produced.

Course Overview

This course offers the information, work procedures and instruction required within current WHS legislation to be able to perform work tasks safely, the course uses both theory and practical exercises to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to undertake work safely at heights. This course enables the worker to enter construction sites  

Heights training are fully portable and can be conducted offsite at your work place this course can be customised to suit your working environment

Work at heights includes:

  •  Assessment of conditions and hazards
  •  Fall protection equipment
  • Passive fall protection devices
  • Work positioning systems
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Harness, guard railing, lifelines, anchorages, inertia reels, twin tailed lanyards, rail systems, carabineers, rope and wire grabs, rescue equipment, shock absorbers, snap hooks.
  •  Ladders and administration measures
  •  Current Legislative requirements
  •  Determination of work requirements
  • Identification of equipment defects
  •  Inspection of work sites
  • Instructions issued by authorized personnel
  • Safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Scaffolding
  •  Use of tools and equipment 


  •  Manual handling
  • Work method statements (WMS) 


  • Job safety analysis (JSA)

The entire course uses an animated PowerPoint displayed on LCD TV or projector together with a student workbook, handouts RTO issued assessment for written tasks, course videos and demonstrations with practical exercises.

Registered Training Organisation (RTO) “Savsply”

RTO 91583
Insured & Registered SafeWork Assessment conducted

Note: – All students will require a Unique Student Identifier Number USI

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognized training delivered by a registered training organisation you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes studying at TAFE or with a private training organization, completing an apprenticeship or skill set, certificate or diploma course.

A USI gives you access to your online USI account which is made up of ten numbers and letters. It will look something like this: 3AW88YH9U5.

A USI account will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life.

You can access your USI account online from a computer, tablet or smartphone anywhere and anytime. To apply http://www.usi.gov.au

**** Training is fully portable your site or Mine, anywhere within NSW training & assessment can be conducted