If you are considering extending your skill set and adding to your resume through working at heights training then Sheer Workplace Training is here to help. Undertaking a working at heights course, whether required by your employer or simply a way to diversify your skills, is a great choice.
With falling from heights being a leading cause of death and serious injury on worksites, anyone involved with working at heights must complete the appropriate training. It is also a requirement of work health and safety regulations that these training courses be completed by those working at heights.
What Is A Working At Heights License?
Nationally recognised, this qualification is used to confirm that an individual has achieved competency to work at heights following a recognised training course. The course covers specific requirements laid out by governing bodies as well as strategies and steps to avoid or minimise the risk of falling while working.
The aim of this training and licensing is to reduce the number of fatalities involved in falling from heights and that all work is carried out as safely as possible.
Benefits Of This License
There are many benefits to having a Work Safely At Heights license, including increased safety for yourself and others, and peace of mind knowing that you’re fully trained and qualified to work safely at heights.
Additional benefits include:
Better Employment Opportunities
Working at heights is a high-risk activity that features in many different jobs. Having this qualification greatly boosts your employability and makes you more valuable to employers.
With a Work Safely At Heights license under your belt, you can pursue employment in areas such as:
- Tree maintenance and trimming.
- Window Cleaning
- Operating an elevated working platform
- General labourers
- Housing construction
- Firefighting and more.
Better qualifications, particularly those that involve high-risk behaviours will often offer a more competitive salary. Obtaining this qualification through a short course can enhance your earning potential.
Having a Work Safely At Heights license also shows potential employers that you’re serious about your safety training. It shows commitment to working safely at heights and implementing fall prevention methods.
Flexibility To Travel
As a Work Safely At Heights license is recognised nationally, you can travel and work as you go without the need for additional training in this field.
If you’re considering working in construction or any other industry where you may be exposed to heights, make sure you get your Work Safely At Heights license first! It could very well save your life.
A Work Safely At Heights license is essential for anyone working in construction or any other industry where they may be exposed to heights.
If you have obtained your Working at Heights license previously but it has now expired, we highly recommend you renew your license without delay. This is especially important for those actively employed in working at heights. Failure to renew will compromise your ability to adhere to workplace health and safety regulations and associated codes of practice.
Selecting A Training Organisation
When selecting a training course for working safely at heights you must check the company has their status as a registered training organisation (RTO). This is the only way to make sure that your course is approved, contains the relevant information and will provide you with the necessary accreditation for licensing.
How Long Does Training Take?
Working at Heights courses are most often run over two days, however, this can vary. To confirm the duration of your course, please speak with our team in more detail at the time of booking.
No prior education or training is necessary to attend this course. However, we do ask that all attendees be over 18 years of age with a good level of English comprehension both speaking and writing.
There are physical aspects of the course in which a minimum requirement of physical fitness must be demonstrated. Any attendees unable to complete the physical components of the training will not achieve competency.
This physical aspect of training is heavily regulated by the relevant safety authority as outlined in the safe work method statement and as such cannot be excluded from training.
Work With The Best
For exceptional training delivered by highly qualified trainers with first-hand experience, you need Sheer Workplace Training. Book your Working Safely At Heights course today by calling 07 3901 0804.