This height safety training course will give workers the skills and knowledge to determine working at heights situations, legislative requirements, basic hazard and risk analysis, tools, equipment and safe systems of work to complete tasks at height. Platinum safety and training is your professional provider of a working at heights course in Canberra, helping you to perform work with the necessary knowledge you need to stay safe.

Do I require training to carry out work at heights? 

The simple answer is YES! Here at Platinum Safety and Training, we make it easy when it comes to helping you decide what training you need in order to maintain a safe and compliant workplace!

As per legislation (law), the work health and safety act 2011 and regulations 2017, states all employers and employees have a duty of care to either eliminate or control potential hazards and risks within the workplace at all times. The hazard of height can be a major concern within many industries and unfortunately, is the cause of a high number of serious injuries and also workplace fatalities. 

Working at heights is simply defined as “if there is a risk of a fall from one level to another, that is likely to cause injury”. With this being said, if you or anyone now work at heights, we need to have the skills and knowledge to ensure everything is being done to create the safest work environment possible. 

Platinum Safety’s nationally recognised training course RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights, have already assisted thousands of workers achieve the required skills and knowledge to maintain a high safety standard within the height industry. 

For more information on height safety, please click on these links. 

Work at heights Canberra - Course options

Onsite training at your workplace - Corporate group bookings - 

Course Content

Key skills and knowledge covered during this training course through a combination of both theory and practical applications.

  • Legislative requirements for all working at heights
  • Identification of a variety of working at height situations
  • Hazard and risk analysis, implementation of control measures – SWMS
  • Safe work practices and control systems including fall prevention devices, work positioning systems and fall arrest systems
  • Inspect, install and apply a variety of height safety equipment including: Anchor points, horizontal lifelines, harnesses,
    connectors, lanyards, energy absorbers, rope grabs and knot tying.
  • Safe use of ladders

Suited for you

There is no prerequisite for this course, so it is perfect for anyone who wants to gain experience and practical knowledge that can be used on a worksite.

The course consists of both theory and practical, including theory and practical assessments.

Duration: Up to 8 hours

Award: Successful completion of this training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 

RIIWHS204E  Work safely at heights

Pricing and location

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Onsite training at your workplace

Canberra and surrounding areas

Group of 6 students: Fixed price – $1500.00 – (Min. booking fee)
Additional students @ $175.00 pp
Capped pricing: $1850.00 for a group up to 12 students


All prices are GST Free – Note: All corporate bookings will be individually quoted.

This height safety training course is an extension to the working at heights day 1 training program. It will provide learners the skills and knowledge to supervise working at heights and be able to prepare, plan and carry out a rescue plan if a worker suffers a fall utilising a fall arrest system. Note: If fall arrest systems are being utilised as a height safety control measure, it is LAW to have a documented rescue plan in place that has been tested and rehearsed and be be implemented by a competent person.

Please see reference as per the WHS Regulation 2017 - Part 4.4 Falls Section 80

Platinum safety and training is your professional provider of a working at heights course in Canberra, helping you to perform work with the necessary knowledge you need to stay safe

Key skills and knowledge covered during this training course through a combination of both theory and practical applications.

  • Legislation, – WHS ACT 2011 and WHS Regulations 2017
  • Guidance documentation – Australian Standards, Code of practice 
  • Hazard identification, Risk assessments (SWMS)
  • Basic emergency care skills
  • Development of rescue plans, test and rehearse to ensure they work
  • Fallen worker rescue skills – Practical rescue scenarios (gotcha kit, Milan System)

Suited for you

Note: The prerequisite for this course is RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights. Please click here to see course details.

The course consists of both theory and practical, including theory and practical assessments.

Duration: 8 hours

Award: Successful completion of this training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:                                                                                                                   

  • PUAFIR210 – Prevent Injury
  • PUAEME001 – Provide Emergency Care
  • PUASAR022 – Participate in a Rescue Operation 

Pricing and location

Map Marker

Onsite training at your workplace

Canberra and surrounding areas

Group of 6 students: Fixed price – $1500.00 – (Min. booking fee)
Additional students @ $175.00 pp
Capped pricing: $1850.00 for a group up to 12 students


All prices are GST Free – Note: All corporate bookings will be individually quoted.

What to expect:

All courses consists of both theory and practical, including theory and practical assessments.

  • Theory Consists of classroom work involving a powerpoint presentation, group discussions, group activities such as conducting hazard identification and risk assessments, completing a height safety rescue plan and recording height safety equipment records.
  • Practical consists of hazards analysis and risk assessments, check and inspect harnesses, ladder climb, use of fall arrest inertia reels, fixed and horizontal anchor lines, set up and use of fixed and adjustable lanyards, rope work, knot tying and rescue plan rehearsals. All of this, onsire at your workplace utilising our specialised mobile training unit, providing our students with realistic and challenging work at heights scenarios.

Please note: All students must be able to communicate in English and able to complete all documents, including theory assessments. If assistance is required, please contact us prior to commencement of training day to discuss options. Failure to do this, may result in a student not being able to complete the training and a refund will not be issued.

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All of our work at heights training is Nationally Recognised. Successful completion of this training will be awarded the statement of attainment: Issued by our RTO # 41312

Students and employers will be emailed a PDF copy of the statement of attainment on completion of the training course.

To see more details regarding our Registered Training Organisation: Please click here!

Take advantage of our group training discounts or the convenience of our highly experienced trainers coming out to your workplace and delivering nationally recognised training in height safety, saving your business lost time and money. Most training organisations charge a flat rate regardless on the number of students, penalising smaller businesses with expensive training costs. Here at Platinum Safety, we understand this and because we are passionate about workplace safety, we want every worker to be given the same opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge to be safe every time they work at height.

Platinum Safety and Training - Mobile Training Unit

Due to the high demand of onsite training, we have developed an Australian first - Confined space and Work at heights Mobile Training Unit, bringing our clients the most realistic and interactive training any training organisation can offer. 

Key benefits:
  • Cost saving: Minimise staff being offsite, and group training discounts always apply!
  • Minimal disruption: The time your staff are away from site is minimised
  • Rapid set up: Fully self-contained unit, with approx. 15 minutes setup time.
  • Training experience: We guarantee your staff will experience the best onsite height safety training available
What to expect:
  • The unit has multiple vertical ladders for students to demonstrate correct climbing techniques.
  • All students are kept safe by the use of inertia reels whilst climbing 
  • Realistic 4m high work at height scenario utilising a 7m work platform with a range of fixed anchors, horizontal lines 
  • Setting up and demonstrating the use of multiple fixed length and adjustable lanyards.
  • Demonstration of a realistic height rescue plan
  • All equipment is of the highest standard and provided to each learner. 

For more information on booking our Mobile Training Unit: