Safe Working at Heights (SWAH) - Refresher

This course has been designed as a refresher for students with an existing Working Safely at Heights qualification and need to conduct a verification of competency and have a new certificate issued within 2/3 years as required on many work sites. Group bookings available - contact us for more information and to book!

The following national units of competencies are delivered and assessed on behalf of Skylar Education RTO 21647.

Statements of attainment for the following units will be issued by Skylar Education RTO 21647.

RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
Half day (4 hours)

$159.50 Inc. GST

This course has been designed to provide students with a verification of competency of how to correctly use fall protection equipment in a range of environments.

Exposing students to working at heights risks in multiple real-life scenarios helps them understand how to manage those risks in the workplace. Students will be able to identify the hazards of work at height and have an understanding of key legislation.

Following training, students will be able to understand the various categories of personal fall prevention and protection equipment (PPE), including their characteristics and limitations. Students will also be required to carry out pre and post use inspections of all equipment.


Students must hold and show previously-held statements of attainment for work safely at heights training (RIIWHS204A/B/C/D/E).

Objectives and Content
  • Legislation
  • Risk assessments and control measures
  • Pre and post use inspection of all personal fall arrest equipment
  • Restraint technique and fall arrest definitions
  • Demonstrate fall restraint, work positioning, and fall arrest techniques
  • Anchor point selection and inspection
  • Correct rigging of anchorage slings
  • Use of self-retracting lifelines (SRL), and single and twin lanyards
  • Temporary horizontal safety lines
  • Recognise suspension intolerance
  • Demonstrate an industrial rescue technique (additional element if appropriate facility available)
Provider of Training and Assessment

Please refer to the student handbook located at the bottom of that page for learners’ rights, responsibility and support, and any complaints.

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

  • Have the physical capacity to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills including gaining access, working, and egress from a place of height whilst wearing the appropriate PPE
  • Have sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course
  • Present photo I.D. on arrival
Training and Facility

Training can be conducted at your work site or off-site at our purpose-built training facilities.

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