RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights

This course looks at how to work safely at heights and comply with this standard RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights.


Course Content

The course covers the following;


  • Introduction
  • Course objectives
  • Legislation and regulations
  • The Swiss cheese model of accident causation
  • Factors to consider when working at height
  • Hierarchy of control measures
  • Communicating hazards and risk to others
  • Job Safely Analysis
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Working with ladders
  • What is a ladder?
  • Types of ladders
  • Force, Weight and mass
  • Anchor and fall factor
  • Falling in a harness
  • Roof access
  • Worksite management and control measures
  • Barricade¬†
  • Temporary work platforms
  • Elevated work platforms
  • Operation of EWP
  • Introduction to scaffolding
  • Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 225
  • Scaffolding systems available
  • Building maintenance units
  • Platforms supported by trestle ladders
  • Safe system of work
  • Fall prevention
  • Fall protection
  • Personal fall protection systems
  • Inertia reels
  • Swing fall (Pendulum effect)
  • Ways of preventing a fall
  • Slings and short ropes
  • Body safety harness
  • Donning a harness
  • Rope grabs and pole straps
  • Lanyard with integral energy absorber
  • Lanyard check
  • Working safely on a fragile roof
  • Dedicated safety monitors
  • Types of roofs
  • Suspension trauma
  • Signs and symptons
  • Suspension trauma straps



5 Hours