Heights & Safe Access Training

Heights and Safe Access training encompasses the skills and knowledge required when performing work at heights or where there is a chance of falling. These courses include safe access, rope access, working at heights, risk management, and inspection and safe use of equipment.

A list of the Heights and Safe Access courses that Site Skills Training offers are listed below.

Confined Spaces and Work at Heights Training Package

Confined Spaces Training

Enter and Work in Confined Spaces (RII) aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and competently enter and work in confined spaces. Training and assessment is compliant with AS2865 including but not limited to:

  • Applicable legislations and company confined space procedures
  • Definitions and types of confined spaces
  • Hazard identification and risk management procedures
  • Hazardous atmospheres including gas monitoring techniques
  • Isolation, purging, ventilation; permits and authority
  • Roles and responsibilities of team including standby
  • Rescue equipment and procedures
  • Industry case studies

Work at Heights Training

This course is aimed at providing candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake work at heights safely and competently, covering selection, inspection and safe use of equipment; risk management; and requirements of relevant Australian Standards, company procedures and legislation. The course practically applies these and other safe work practices.

Work at Heights and Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Training Package

This training package includes both RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights and TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more). Work at Heights Training will be delivered as the first course as it is recommended to undertake Elevating Work Platform Training. Courses may not run consecutively.

Work Safely at Heights

This course is aimed at providing candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake work at heights safely and competently, covering selection, inspection and safe use of equipment; risk management; and requirements of relevant Australian Standards, company procedures and legislation. The course practically applies these and other safe work practices.

Licence to Operate a Boom-Type Elevating Work Platform (Boom Length 11 Metres or More)

This course aims to give participants the appropriate skills and knowledge to operate a mobile boom type elevated work platform (EWP) with a boom length over 11m.

The training and assessment includes practical hands-on skills including:

  • planning and risk management;
  • applicable legislations and standards;
  • EWP types,
  • characteristics and uses;
  • inspection,
  • maintenance and testing of the EWP;
  • appropriate PPE;
  • correct set up;
  • safe and efficient operation techniques;
  • spotting;
  • shut-down and stowage procedures and associated paperwork.

By completing this training and assessment you will be awarded the High Risk Licence class WP.

IRATA Rope Access Level 1 Training

Site Skills Training in conjunction with Evo Access is offering IRATA's Rope Access Level 1 Training. This course is an entry-level course and specifies the outcomes required to carry out Rope Access work as an IRATA Level 1 under the IRATA training and certification scheme. Candidates will be trained in all aspects of rope access work including abseiling, traversing, rigging and vertical rescue.

An IRATA level 1 rope access technician shall be capable of performing a limited range of rope access tasks required by his or her employers, under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician.

He/she is:

  • responsible for inspections of all his/her own personal rope access equipment;
  • able to assist in rigging and non-standard operations, under the guidance of a higher grade;
  • able to undertake a rescue involving descent by him/herself and have a knowledge of hauling systems.

NOTE: A level 1 rope access technician is not allowed to supervise

IRATA Rope Access Level 2 Training

Site Skills Training in conjunction with Evo Access is offering IRATA's Rope Access Level 2 Training. This course is a lead technicians course and specifies the outcomes required to carry out Rope Access work as an IRATA Level 2 under the IRATA training and certification scheme. Candidates will be trained in all aspects of rope access work including abseiling, traversing, complex rigging and complex vertical rescues.

A level 2 rope access technician shall be capable of rigging working ropes, undertaking rescues and performing rope access tasks (under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician). He/she should have some knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures relating to rope access.

IRATA Rope Access Level 3 Training

Site Skills Training in conjunction with Evo Access is offering IRATA's Rope Access Level 3 Training by Site Skills Training in conjunction with Evo Access. The IRATA Level 3 course is an advanced technician course.This is a rope access technician who is capable of complete responsibility for rope access safety in work projects; is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Levels 1 and 2; is conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation; has an extensive knowledge of advanced rigging and rescue techniques; holds an appropriate and current first aid certificate and has knowledge of the IRATA training, assessment and certification scheme.

Rio Tinto Work at Heights Gap Training

All personnel required to work at heights on a RIO TINTO site must undertake this course and hold the Nationally Recognised unit of competency RIIOHS204A (see Working at Heights). The course covers Rio Tinto specific working at heights procedures, including: Course Pre-requisites; Risk Management Tools; Hierarchy of Controls; Ladders; Fall Prevention Equipment; Inspection Requirements; Anchor Points; Permits; Barricading; Working at Heights Definitions; Rescue Planning; Assessment and Conclusion.

Work at Heights Training

This course is aimed at providing candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake work at heights safely and competently, covering selection, inspection and safe use of equipment; risk management; and requirements of relevant Australian Standards, company procedures and legislation. The course practically applies these and other safe work practices.