Working at Heights

Price: $225.00 (GST Exempt)
Duration: 1 day(s)
RIIWHS204D - Work safely at heights
Prerequisites: Nil

$225.00 (GST Exempt)

Working at heights course

Do I need working at heights training?
Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. Fall hazards are found when carrying out common tasks in the installation and maintenance of a telecommunication service.  In the telecommunication industry falls can also occur at ground level into open holes, for example trenches, manholes or service pits. Falls can also occur at height, causing serious injury or death.

This course has been developed to comply with the Australian Work Health and Safety Regulations. This course is designed to provide training in relation to the risks involved in the workplace and provides safe work procedures when working at heights.

This nationally recognised course follows the code’s of practice in ‘Managing the risk of fall at workplaces’ and, ‘Preventing falls in housing construction’ & construction work, and covers  both the theoretical and practical aspects of working at height.

It is focused on fall prevention rather than fall arrest. This course is designed to deliver the ‘best practices’, to assist the telecommunication industry workforces when working at the customers premise for residential and commercial installation & maintenance tasks. This training  is designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills needed to work safely and to Australian standards in any height situation.

This training covers risk assessment, selection and correct use of equipment, rigging and anchor systems, fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest systems.

The Working At Heights ( WAH) course  will require you to participate in physical practical exercises.
For students safety there is a maximum of 12 learners per course.

What do I take to working with heights course ?

Please bring along or wear the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • ARC Rated clothing of 100% cotton, long sleeve shirts and drill pants
  • Hi-Vis Vest
  • Safety helmet (hard hat)
  • Steel Toe (capped) Boots
  • Riggers Gloves
  • Safety Glasses
  • Sun Screen Protection

How long is working at heights certificate valid for?

We recommend a refresher every two (2) years.

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There are no prerequisites for the Working at Heights (WAH) course, however JB Hunter suggests that students undertaking this course must have the physical capability to perform such activities as working at heights on a pole and roof.


Upon successful completion of this training program, you will awarded the following unit(s) of competency:
RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights

Course information

Working at heights course

  • Hazard Management
  • Fall Protection Measures
  • Fall Prevention Devices
  • Work Positioning Systems and Fall Arrest Systems
  • Use of Fixed & Portable Ladders and Administrative Controls
  • Working at Height on Poles
  • Emergency Procedures for Falls
Dates & Locations

Our locations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth and other major regional centres throughout Australia. In-house training is available on request.

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Student handbook

Before enroling learners are expected to download and read the Student Handbook here to gain a comprehensive understanding of training with JB Hunter including the following policies and procedures:

  • Privacy
  • Harassment, discrimination and bullying
  • Safety
  • Enrolment
  • Learner support
  • Course delivery
  • Appeals, complaints and grievances
  • Cancellations
  • Contacts

Course cancellations and changes

JB Hunter reserves the right to cancel, postpone or alter the dates and/or times of any course. Trading terms seven (7) days. Any debt collection fees incurred will be added to the balance of the account.
Transfer & cancellation fees apply.
Only one transfer allowed per booking.

Cancellation Fees

On confirmed receipt of written notice from the client:

  • 11+ business days prior to course commencement – cancellation fee 10%, transfer fee 5%
  • 6-10 business days prior to course commencement – cancellation fee 25%, transfer fee 12.5%
  • 3-5 business days prior to course commencement – cancellation Fee 50%, transfer fee 25%
  • 0-2 business days prior to course commencement OR non-attendance – cancellation fee 100%, no transfers
  • Cancellation after being granted a previous transfer – minimum cancellation fee 25%


Transfer and cancellation fees are based on the full standard course price – any discounts or subsidies offered will no longer apply.

Please Note: If you make a booking, any cancellation or non-attendance at that course may incur the fees outlined above.