Working at Heights and Roofs

Price: $275.00 (GST Exempt)
Duration: 1 day
RIIWHS204D - Work safely at heights ICTWHS201- Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs
Prerequisites: Nil

$275.00 (GST Exempt)

Working at heights and Roofs 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 and roofs ( WAH) course  will require you to participate in physical practical exercises.
For students safety there is a maximum of 12 learners per course.

How long is working at heights and roofs certificate valid for?

We recommend a refresher every two (2) years.


WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING to your  Working at Heights and roofs course

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

  • Proof of identity to show your instructor – this can be either a current driver’s licence, passport or company photo ID
  • ARC Rated clothing of 100% cotton, long sleeve shirts and drill pants
  • Hi-Vis Vest
  • Steel Toe (capped) Boots with a defined heel
  • Safety helmet (hard hat)
  • Riggers Gloves
  • Safety Glasses
  • Sun Screen Protection
  • Laptop or Tablet

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:
RIIWHS204E– Work safely at heights
*This replaces the superseded unit RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights
ICTWHS201 – Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs

Course information

Working at heights and Roofs 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
  • Working at Height on Roofs
  • 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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With the exception of qualifications, students have 3 months from commencement of training, to complete all learning and demonstrate competence. After this time the enrolment will be cancelled.
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