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Height Safety Supervisor Training

About this course

As outlined in the standard successful participants of this Height Safety Supervisor course will have the ability to perform height safety work unsupervised, be able to supervise other height safety operators, as well as being able to lead or participate in first response rescue.

Duration: 3 Days (24 hours)

Student/Trainer Ratio: 6:

Course objectives and content:

  • WHS Act & Regulations, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards
  • Risk management and Legal requirements
  • Categories of a Fall Protection System (Restraint technique, work positioning and fall arrest)
  • Inspection requirements
  • Anchorage requirements and redirection anchor forces
  • Types, designs and correct use of fall protection harnesses
  • Detailed understanding and discussions of lanyards and self-retracting lifelines
  • Tripods, davits, RPD’s, personal winches and retrieval winches discussions
  • First man up system uses
  • Setting up temporary vertical and horizontal safety lines
  • Importance of rescue plans
  • Practical skills in a range of rescue situations and techniques

*Building and implementing a height safety and rescue plan


RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Qualifications for successful participants

Statement of Attainment in:

RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

Additional course information

Prerequisites & entry requirements

There is a prerequisite for PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation for any person working in the fire sector. The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.
The prerequisite unit of competency for this course is:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Participants must be able to present the Statement of Attainment for verification prior to course commencement. Please email your Statement of Attainment to upon successful enrolment. Participants who cannot present evidence of prerequisite qualifications will not be able to participate in the Rescue portion of the course.

All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Who should attend?

This intensive training course has been built and designed for supervisors of teams working at height. It gives participants an in-depth understanding of height safety equipment as well as the skills to understand pre-rigged workplace height safety rescue kits and the versatility of rescue kits in the workplace.

Can overseas visitors complete this training course?

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

Recognition of prior learning

Upon enrolment, you may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer. You may email a copy of certificates related to prior learning to Based on that evidence the course may be modified based on your previous knowledge. There is a currency requirement to be met in order to demonstrate current skills. The outcome of your application will be notified to you in writing within 14 days of initial application.

Learner support

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Course fees

For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators.

Ready to enrol your team in our Height Safety Supervisor Training course?

Simply click the ‘Enrol’ button above. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 1300 884 978, we’d be happy to provide you with any more information that you might need.