This course covers workers who work at heights and are required to attain the level of Height Safety Operator.
- Students undertake theoretical and practical learning. Participants perform various height safety practical exercises to ensure they can use height safety equipment correctly, following Australian standards and manufacturer instructions and recommendations.
By the end of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
- Identification and assessment of hazards.
- Anchorage connectors and tie-off adapters.
- How to select, inspect, don and properly fit a harness.
- Fall clearances and forces in falls.
- How to select, perform pre-use checks and operate fall protection equipment.
- Lanyards and self-retracting lifelines.
- Dropped object prevention.
- Record keeping.
The student will also be able to demonstrate the following skills:
- Complete a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS).
- Set up an exclusion zone.
- Access and install equipment, including ladder access.
- Pre-use inspection of fall arrest equipment.
- Select and correctly fit a harness and perform buddy checks.
- Correct rigging of anchorage straps.
- Correct use of a restraint line and running redirections.
- Set up a shock-absorbing lanyard and connect to anchorage and workers harnesses.
- Twin tail lanyard mobility and pole-strap work positioning techniques.
- Correctly demonstrate the use of an industrial rescue kit.
- Clean up a work area.
The trainer will assess a student’s competency in this course, both theoretically and practically.
The theory assessment consists of multiple choice and short answer questions.
The practical assessment will require students to demonstrate:
- Hazard identification discussion and the completion of an SWMS documentation.
- Selecting, inspecting, putting on and correctly fitting a full-body harness.
- Performing height safety techniques to work safely at heights per Australian standards and manufacturer instructions and recommendations.