Working at heights


Have you thought about the consequences of one of your workers falling at work? Have you considered what it would mean in terms of direct and indirect costs to your organisation?

This course is designed to help your organisation and your workers manage the risk associated with performing tasks at a height. The course uses a range of likely workplace scenarios and animations to demonstrate correct safety procedures.

Business outcomes

By implementing this course your organisation can:

  • facilitate a culture of best practice work health and safety standards
  • reduce the incidence of injuries, accidents and near misses caused by workplace falls
  • minimise the risk of exposure to prosecution
  • reduce WorkCover claims and avoid unnecessary increases in the cost of premiums
  • protect company brand and reputation
  • promote the importance of a safe work environment for all.

Topics covered

This course covers the following topics:

  • what legislation defines as ‘working at heights’
  • the legislative background
  • how to prevent common injuries
  • risk assessment.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • define the term ‘working at heights’
  • identify the responsibilities of employers and workers within Australia’s legal framework for health and safety at work
  • locate information that offers compliance guidelines for each Australian state and territory
  • identify some common risks and hazards in the workplace
  • identify best practice approaches to working safely at heights
  • apply the hierarchy of control to prevent injuries caused by a fall from heights
  • assess the risk and severity of falls that may occur in the workplace.

Target audience

This course is designed for anyone who works at heights where there is a risk of falling and suffering an injury.


Approximately 30 minutes

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