Working at Heights Training Course in Sunshine Coast


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We all know how super important safety is when working at heights. Proper training is mandatory for your workers to safely carry out any work duties at any height above 2m, or 3m for the housing construction industry. Whether you are working with ladders, an elevated platform, scaffolding or anything else, working at heights training is required. Link Resources offer comprehensive working at heights training all over Australia including the Sunshine Coast which will cover all the aspects required to work safely and confidently at heights.

Why You Need Safety Training for Heights

One of the major causes of serious injury in the workplace is falling from heights. This is still one of the major factors in fatalities too, so being prepared and knowing the protocols for doing any kind of work at heights is crucial. Knowing how to operate different types of safety items like harnesses, fall arrest systems and anchor systems can save your life and all these systems and more are covered in our course in Warana on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

Proper safety training is not only a mandatory requirement, but it’s a worthwhile and beneficial one too. Not only for your staff that attend the course but also the company too. Properly trained staff are way less likely to have an accident, which can lead to injury, investigation and loss of productivity, so having all your staff qualified in this area will actually increase your productivity in the long run.

Expert Course Leaders

Our course leaders are experts to the highest standards and will deliver every aspect of the course to your employees ensuring their learning and skills are increased so they can safely operate at heights in the workplace. These skills will last a lifetime, so do get in touch with us today to find out how you and your workers can benefit.

What Working at Heights Training Will Teach You

Our working at heights course on the Sunshine Coast will teach attendees the valuable skills and safety procedures for doing anything at an elevated height in the workplace. Completing this course will show proof of competency with a nationally recognised certificate to prove that they are competent to work safely at heights. This has to be issued by an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) like Link Resources.

Who Can Apply for Working at Heights Training?

Australian law requires the following requirements are met by all applicants:

  • English Understanding – Effective communication is vital to absorb information during the training course. The trainee must have basic knowledge of both verbal and written English as it is required that the trainees understand the training course, which is formatted in English
  • Age – Applicants but be at the age of 18 years old and above before applying
  • Proof of Identity Must present evidence of identity before getting accepted for working at heights training

Unique Student Identifier – All trainees must be in possession of USI, a unique reference number given to trainees who are learning vocational education training

Frequently Asked Questions

Working at heights comes with inherent risks that require careful attention and adherence to safety protocols. In this Q&A, we have addressed some of the most common questions about Working Safely at Heights, providing you with valuable insights and guidance to ensure a secure work environment.

Q1. Why choose Link Resources for Working Safely at Heights training course?

Answer: Link Resources is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 45483), offering a comprehensive range of nationally recognised training courses. Further to this, our team consists of industry professionals who have worked in the field, giving us first-hand experience, and understanding of your safety and compliance needs. Our training facilities provide an authentic heights training experience within a controlled environment, ensuring you receive high-quality training that equips you for the demands of your job.

Q2. Do I need working at heights training?

Answer: Yes, if your job involves working at heights then training is critical. Falls are a leading cause of fatalities in various industries, including construction. To ensure your safety and that you comply with health and safety standards outlined in the WHS Act, it’s crucial to complete the necessary training.

Q3. What are the main hazards associated with working at heights?

Answer: When working at heights, some of the main hazards include falls, falling objects, structural collapse, and hazardous weather conditions. It is crucial to conduct a thorough risk assessment, implement proper fall prevention measures, and use appropriate safety equipment to mitigate these hazards effectively.

Q4. How can I assess the risks involved in working at heights?

Answer: Risk assessment is a vital step in ensuring safety at heights. Start by identifying potential hazards specific to your work area. Evaluate the likelihood and severity of each hazard and determine suitable control measures. Consider factors such as the stability of structures, the presence of guardrails or handrails, and the condition of ladders or scaffolds.

Q5. What safety equipment should be used when working at heights?

Answer: Depending on the task and height involved, several safety equipment options are available, including:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Harnesses, helmets, and non-slip footwear.
  • Fall arrest systems: Safety harnesses connected to secure anchor points.
  • Guardrails and handrails: Used to prevent falls from edges or elevated surfaces.
  • Ladders and scaffolding: Ensure they are in good condition and used correctly.

Q6. How do I ensure proper ladder safety?

Answer: Ladder safety is crucial to prevent falls. Follow these guidelines:

  • Choose the right ladder for the job, considering height and weight capacity.
  • Inspect the ladder for any damage or defects before use.
  • Set up the ladder on a stable surface and secure it to prevent slipping.
  • Maintain three points of contact when climbing (two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand).
  • Never overreach or stand on the top step of the ladder.

Q7. What training and qualifications are required for working at heights?

Answer: In Australia, the specific training and qualifications required for working at heights can vary slightly depending on the state or territory. Link Resources training programs aligned with RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights. This training typically covers hazard identification, risk assessment, fall prevention techniques, and the proper use of safety equipment. Certification or licenses may be issued upon successful completion of the training.

Working safely at heights is a priority to minimise the risks associated with elevated work environments. By understanding the hazards, assessing risks, utilising appropriate safety equipment, and acquiring the necessary training, you can contribute to a safer workplace. Remember, safety should always be the top priority when working at heights. Link Resources Training offers the RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights training course, click here to view available dates: