Working at Heights

NZQA Unit Standard 15757, 17600, & 23229

Cost

$400 + GST per person

Duration

12 hours (1.5 days)

Unit Standards

  • 15757
  • 17600
  • 23229

Purpose

To explain the legislative requirements and suitable systems associated with working at heights

Course Overview

Do you work at heights? When doing so, do you feel scared, or are you confident in the safety harness system in place? Whatever your current feeling is about working with height and being protected from falls with a full-body harness, that can be changed through this training course. It’s perfect for both when getting started climbing ropes outside.
Working at heights includes but is not limited to – work carried out where falls of three metres or more may occur, plant and building maintenance, plant inspections, scaffolding work, working off platforms, and some areas of demolition.

Learning to use a safety harness system when working at heights can ensure a safe climb. 

Who Should Attend

Anyone already working at heights or those who intend to work at heights.

Topics Covered

  • NZQA Unit Standard 15757 – Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems when working at height
  • NZQA Unit Standard 17600 – Explain safe work practices for working at heights
  • NZQA Unit Standard 23229 – Use a safety harness system when working at heights [Level 3, Credits 4]

Explaining the legislative requirements associated with working at heights.

  • Those stated in the HSW Act and its subsequent amendments are explained in terms of fall arrest, height work, and associated safety activities
  • Those connected with standards and codes of practice explained in terms of fall arrest, height work, and associated safety activities
  • Identify hazard factors in terms of each type of height work and type of fall
    arrest system to identify the controls required for health and safety compliance

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