Work Safely at Heights

Work Safely at Heights from Cobra Training & Licensing Services

By: Cobra Training & Licensing Services  18-Feb-2015
Keywords: Professional Window Cleaning, Height Safety, Fall Protection

What is working at heights? The simplest way to explain if a person is considered to be working at a height is; if there is a risk of a falling from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury. So this could mean working from a ladder, scaffolding, roof, equipment, any activities that involve using a safety harness and even ground level work where someone may fall into a hole or pit … would be classified as working at heights and formal training is recommended. In NSW and all other states, everyone has to meet duty of care obligations under the WHS Act and Regulation (2011), which state a PCBU must provide information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking. Satisfactory completion of this course is a way to provide evidence that you have attended basic working at heights training. This is a 1 day course (approximately 6-7 hours, just depending on how many people are in the course and whether they have any prior experience working at heights). How much is the course? $225 per person gst-free to join a scheduled public course at our site in Wetherill Park $205 per person gst-free for a group of minimum 6 people to max 12 people to schedule a private course at your site* or ours. * For courses conducted at your site, you MUST provide adequate equipment, training room and minimum number of people (or pay the min fee for less than 6 participants). Who should do this course? Any person conducting any work at any height. Where can I do the training? Cobra Training & Licensing Services has a fully equipped training venue and conducts regular weekday, evening and weekend courses in Wetherill Park. We can also deliver this training AT YOUR SITE if you have your own group of at least 6-12 people for training. We do not charge a call out fee for locations with Sydney Metro area. We are flexible to deliver a course at any time, inside or outside* normal business hours, however *extra charges may apply. What is included in the course? This course covers theory (classroom stuff) including all aspects of safe access to heights, legislative requirements, selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (including correct use and fitting of safety harnesses), along with practical exercises of setting up fall arrest systems and the rescue of a suspended casualty. During training we teach you: - what the risks and dangers are of working at heights - how to identify and inspect equipment for wear and damage (using samples) - how to properly fit and wear safety harnesses - the correct use of ladders, lanyards and anchor straps - the correct and safe storage of equipment - how to rescue a suspended person - what to do in an emergency situation and where to get more info if needed What do I get when I finish the course? When you have successfully finished the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment certification for RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights and we also issue you a wallet sized card for portable proof of training. What happens if I do not pass the course? You must be able to speak and understand English to be able to complete this course. In the rare event you do not pass the first time, you are more than welcome to join our next available scheduled course in Wetherill Park to try again at no further charge. What other courses are recommended? People who attend a Work Safely at Heights often require certification to operate EWPs, either the over 11m boom lift WP licence and/ or Yellow Card training, so we have a discounted course combo for either or both these courses. Ask us for more info.

Keywords: Anchor Point, Fall Arrest Restraints, Fall Protection, Height Safety, Height Safety Systems, Professional Window Cleaning, Safety Access Equipment, Work Safely at Heigts, Working at Height,

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