Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs skill set

This is an extended height safety course designed for those working in the telecommunications sector. It includes both RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights and ICTWHS201 Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs.

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Provide telecommunications safely on roofs is a training course designed specifically for installers of telecommunications equipment on residential roofs. This can include those undertaking the installation of fixed wireless internet services for the National Broadband Network (NBN) or satellite receiving equipment for pay television (Foxtel).

This course offers a focus on the correct use of temporary roof anchorages, and safe access to roofs where there is not likely to be an existing, permanent fall protection or safe access system.

For those looking for more general height safety training, we recommend completing a work safely at heights training course.

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About this course

The aim of this course is to provide students with the comprehensive understanding in safe work practices when installing or repairing telecommunications equipment on roof structures. It applies to individuals employed as technicians and installers who are required to safely install or repair telecommunications equipment on roof structures.

Duration: 1 day (8 hours)

Student/trainer ratio: 10:1

Course objectives and content

  • Understanding of height safety legislation and standards.

  • How to perform risk assessments and control measures.

  • How to recognise suspension trauma.

  • Pre and post use inspection of all personal fall arrest equipment.

  • How to identify and correct fit a fall arrest harness.

  • Demonstrate fall restraint, work positioning, and fall arrest techniques.

  • Safe use of tools and materials.

  • Loads on roof surfaces.

  • Installing roof safety systems.

  • Anchor point selection and inspection.

  • Correct rigging of anchorage slings.

  • Use of self-retracting lifelines.

Qualifications for successful participants

Statement of attainments in:

RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

ICTWHS201 Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs

Provide telecommunications services safely on roofs skill set FAQs

This course has been developed specifically for those who are required to install or repair telecommunications equipment on roof structures or in other working at heights scenarios. This could include those installing satellite television equipment, wireless internet receivers, mobile phone telecommunications equipment, radio transmitters and more.

To ensure that everyone involved in supervising, undertaking, or directing others to undertake this work are aware of the risks involved as well as best practice mitigation techniques, HSE believes that all workers in relevant industries – from entry level to senior management – should undertake training.

If you only need to complete the working at heights portion of this course, we recommend booking into a work safely at heights training course.