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Height Safety Training Courses

We offer a number of courses designed for those who work at heights or may find themselves needing to access a roof or other raised area. Our training covers all levels from beginners with the accredited height safety and elevated work platform courses through to more advanced rope access and supervisor training.

You can explore our height safety courses below.

Call our friendly staff on (02) 6885 3000 or email admin@firefect.com.au to discuss your training needs.

Work Safely at Heights is a nationally recognised training course that is the foundational course for those working on roofs or other raised areas.

This is the beginner level height safety course. It teaches participants the basics of using fall prevention equipment and harnesses as well as their limitations. The course also teaches how to identify hazards related to working at heights, key legislative requirements and how to inspect protective equipment before and after use to ensure ongoing safety.

If you are involved in the installation of telecommunications equipment on roofs or in raised areas, this course will teach you all the safe work practices you need to know to reduce the risk of suffering an injury – or worse – through a fall or other accident.

This course is aimed at everyone involved in the installation or repair of telecommunications on roofs or at heights and as such it is suited for everyone from entry level staff through to senior management that oversee the completion of telecommunications projects.

Take your height safety training to the next level by undertaking this safety supervisor course. Participants learn about risk management, anchorage requirements, use of tripods and personal winches, first man up systems as well as practical rescue techniques.

This course is designed to help people who supervise teams that work at height. It provides in-depth knoweldge of height safety equipment, understanding pre-rigged rescue kits and the versatility of those rescue kits in an emergency.

This refresher course is for those that have gained a statement of attainment in RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights within the last three (3) years but might be looking to brush up on their knowledge.

This course covers all the same training areas as the initial course, and ensures that participants have the required knowledge to work safely at heights and inspect their protective equipment before and after work.

This course is for those working with elevating work platforms 11m or less in height. Our course is focused around the operation of a boom-type lift, however a scissor-style lift can be used if requested.

This one day-course teaches participants all aspects of operating a smaller elevating work platform in a safe manner by looking at pre-planning movements, operations, maintenance checks and safely stowing everything at the end of the day’s work.

This is a course designed for those that will be required to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (EWP) with a height of 11 metres or more.

This course contains two days of training covering areas such as planning work, setup, operating and shutting down the EWP as well as how to conduct routine maintenance checks of the plant to ensure it is kept in proper working order.

Successful completion of this course makes the participant eligible to receive a High Risk Work Licence from SafeWork NSW for the operation of this plant.

The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) is the peak rope access industry body in the United States and has a growing presence in Australia.

The Twin Rope (Level One) course is for participants who already the hold RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights qualification. The course is designed for those looking to improve their working at heights skills by learning rope access.

The course runs for five days, with four days of training and one for assessment.

For those that already hold a Twin Rope (Level One) certificate and are looking to further improve their skills with more advanced rope access techniques, the Rope Access (Level Two) course offers the opportunity to learn about different types of anchors, ascent rescue, rescue hauling, rigging forces, additional knots and hitches.

This course is only open to those who have completed 500 hours and six (6) months work as a level one rope access technician or equivalent.

The most advanced SPRAT course offered. This course is aimed at senior rope access technicians who are looking to expand their skillset to include rigging and system dynamics, load releasing hitches, mechanical advantage systems, advanced rescue techniques as well as leadership and supervision skills.

As this is an advanced level course, participants must old an existing Twin Rope (Level Two) certificate and have completed at least 500 hours of work experience as a level two technician. A participant may also be asked to demonstrate their proficiency.