RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Suitable for both initial and refresher training, participants are awarded a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment RIIWHS204D and where possible the course is tailored by the trainer to meet the individual needs of participants.

Based on the requirements of the Regulations, Codes of Practice and National Standards applicable, the Work Safely at Heights course addresses the requirements for all persons working at height. The three working systems – Fall Restraint, Fall Arrest and Work Position are covered in detail, with practical application of the skills practiced and assessed throughout the course.

Legislation states that where there is a risk of harm whilst working at heights, training should be provided to prevent injury - this training does not have to be the national unit of competency.
If the measures taken to prevent injury whilst working at heights include the use of a harness, the training provided should be the national unit of competency. Therefore if personnel are required to use a harness to work at heights, they need to have achieved competency in the national unit.

EMS - Emergency Management Services

Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Emergency Management Services RTO 91763

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Public Course Dates

24/05/2021 08:03 - 16:30 Wollongong $250.00 per person Register
19/07/2021 08:30 - 16:30 Wollongong $250.00 per person Register

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights - Course Details

  • Standards & Regulations
  • Hazards and Risk Assessments
  • Height Safety Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
  • Working with Ladders
  • Work Platforms and Scaffolding
  • Working Systems
  • Anchors and Restraints
  • Fall Clearances
  • The Pendulum Effect
  • Horizontal and Vertical Lifelines
  • Safe Work Methods
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Rescue Techniques

Participants seeking a Refresher course are able to attend this training:

The qualification does not have an expiry date however Refresher training may be required as per industry standards or employer requirements. Simply register your attendance at the one day course for your refresher. 


Course fee includes course materials and refreshments.  Free off street parking is available.


Training is delivered face to face including both theory and practical components. Practical application of skills is strongly emphasised.

Onsite delivery is available at your workplace for group bookings. Please call us for an obligation free quote.

Award and Recognition:

Successful participants will be awarded the following National Unit of Competency: RIIWHS204D, a Statement of Attainment and a wallet-sized card.  Qualification is issued by EMS Training.



A reasonable level of fitness is required to participate in this training.
All participants are required to wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt and sturdy footwear. Current driver’s licence or photo ID is required.


From 1st January 2015, when enrolling in a Nationally Recognised course you will need to obtain and provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number. Certificates cannot be issued until the USI number has been provided.

*Delivered in partnership with RTO 91763