Work Positioning on Slopes & Batters

This intensive course has been specially designed for parks and wildlife staff, Geotechs, landscapers, bush regeneration staff, environmental officers, and anyone who works exclusively in a natural surface environment.
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
3 days (24 hours)

This course provide candidates with advanced height safety skills that give workers the ability to access all areas of slopes and batters where the user cannot maintain secure footing without the aid of lateral support. Students learn advanced work positioning techniques using industrial descenders and Type 1 fall arrest devices to gain access to areas such as steep inclines and slopes.

Candidates will also learn rescue techniques to deal with different emergencies that may arise due to the variety of situations that these workers may face in everyday high-risk working environments.


Students must hold and show previously held statements of attainment for work safely at heights training and tower rescue (attained within the last 3 years) plus hold a current HLTAID003 Provide first aid or HLTAID011 Provide First Aid qualification.

Objectives and Content
  • Legislation
  • Risk assessments and control measures for tower works
  • 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 and rigging of anchorage slings and ropes
  • Use of vertical lifelines for mobility techniques and safety
  • Australian and international rope access and height safety standards
  • Technical understanding of industrial rope access and height safety equipment
  • Planning and logistics, minimising environmental impact and respond to emergency
  • Perform advanced work positioning techniques
  • Raising and lowering a casualty
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 one of our purpose-built training facilities.

Candidate Handbook
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