Work safely at heights
This course is aimed at providing candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake work at heights safely and competently, covering selection, inspection and safe use of equipment; risk management; and requirements of relevant Australian Standards, company procedures and legislation. The course practically applies these and other safe work practices.
Falls from heights are a major cause of fatalities and serious injuries at work in New South Wales.
Most people who are seriously injured or killed, fall from a height of four metres or less.
Ladders, incomplete scaffolds, falling off a truck, a roof edge or falling through fragile roof sheeting are the major causes of injuries.
More than 12,000 workers were injured after falling from a height between 2014 and 2017. 25 died and more than 240 were permanently disabled.
These incidents largely happen in the construction, manufacturing, transport, postal and warehousing and agriculture industries.
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