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.

Common Industry Competencies (CIC) Standard

Safer Together and the Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry has recently implemented the Common Industry Competencies (CIC) Standard. This standard will enhance the safety competency of all personnel in the industry whilst driving consistency and cost efficiency to recognise standards of competency for industry workers.

Starting 1 July, 2017, new starters and existing workers within the Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry must ensure they hold current competencies in the below 6 courses. These courses will now need to be regularly renewed during the periods stated below.

This package course contains the below 6 units of competency. These courses may not run consecutively.

Confined Spaces - Refresher required every 3 years

Confined Space Training Brisbane 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

Gas Test Atmospheres - Refresher required every 3 years

Employing the correct detection and monitoring techniques of potentially hazardous gases is a crucial aspect of entering and working in confined spaces or other applicable environments.

This course aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake testing and sampling of hazardous environments, including:

  • types and selection of gas detectors,
  • sampling regimes and techniques,
  • inspections and maintenance,
  • calibration and bump tests,
  • risk management when sampling,
  • gas types,
  • characteristics and toxicity,
  • lower and upper explosive limits,
  • permits,
  • company gas testing procedures and applicable legislation.

Operate Breathing Apparatus - Refresher required every year

This program aims to provide candidates with the necessary skills to safely wear Breathing Apparatus in a hazardous or toxic environment. The course covers the following:

  • Equipment and pre-donning inspections
  • Correct donning of breathing apparatus
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Move and search in a reduced visibility environment - smoke, dust, darkness
  • Communication procedures and the use of control tally boards
  • Use of Breathing Apparatus in emergencies and/or first response situations
  • Cleaning, maintenance and storage of Breathing Apparatus

CPR - Refresher required every year

CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course looks at the application of compressions and rescue breathing when a person is unresponsive and breathing abnormally. This course covers CPR to sustain brain function and life until medical support arrives. This course follows ARC guidelines.

First Aid - Refresher required every 3 years

This provides the participants with the skills and knowledge to confidently manage emergency situations, providing care for the ill or injured until medical aid arrives. The course includes CPR.

It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid. All components of the course are written to the ARC guidelines.

Work at Heights - Refresher required every 3 years

This training 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.

Vertical Rescue

This course covers the competency required to undertake vertical rescue in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments.

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.

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.