(RIIWHS204D) Work Safely at Heights

Course overview

The Work Safely at Heights course offered by Mines Rescue provides participants with an understanding of undertaking safe working practices when working at heights or depths in the resource, infrastructure or general industries. The practical nature of this course allows participants to develop and demonstrate safe work practices at heights.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • identifying the work requirements
  • work procedures and instructions for the task
  • accessing and installing equipment
  • performing work at heights
  • cleaning up the work area
  • optional rescue component also available (Level two).

This course is available in two levels, where level two incorporates a working at heights rescue component to meet the legislative requirements for heights workers.

Level one: Work Safely at Heights

Level two: Work Safely at Heights plus additional rescue component

Upon successful completion of the Working Safely at Heights course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following unit:

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

This unit contributes to the completion of RII20215 - Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations.


4 hours – Level one

8 hours – Level two

Entry requirements


Additional information

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

We encourage you to read our Student Handbook and RPL/Credit Transfer Handbook prior to enrolment.

For further information, or to book your course, contact your local Mines Rescue Station.

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