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Construction Workers at Work

Working at Heights Training



$ 400 + GST per person



12 hours (1.5 days)


Unit Standards

15757, 17600, 23229



To explain the legislative requirements and suitable systems associated with working at heights


Do you work at heights? When doing so, do you feel scared, or are you confident in the safety harness system in place? Whatever your current feeling is about working with height and being protected from falls with a full-body harness, that can be changed through this training course. It’s perfect for both when getting started climbing ropes outside.

Working at height includes but is not limited to – work carried out where falls of three metres or more may occur, plant and building maintenance, plant inspections, scaffolding work, working off platforms, and some areas of demolition.

Learning to use a safety harness system when working at height can ensure a safe climb. 


NZQA recognised training in Safety Harness Systems is aimed at anyone that is or will need to use a safety harness system whilst at heights. This introductory and practical course is designed to give students the knowledge, skills and resources to work safely at height. A safety harness system must be used by people who are trained to use it.

Who should attend this course?

This foundation course will help anyone already working at height or those who intend to work at heights to gain confidence at work.

Topics covered 

  • NZQA Unit Standard 23229 – Use a safety harness system when working at height [Level 3, Credits 4]

  • NZQA Unit Standard 15757 – Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems when working at height

  • NZQA Unit Standard 17600 – Explain safe work practices for working at height

Explaining the legislative requirements associated with working at height.

  • Those stated in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2016 and its subsequent amendments are explained in terms of fall arrest, height work, and associated safety activities

  • Those connected with standards and codes of practice explained in terms of fall arrest, height work, and associated systems and safety activities

  • Identify height hazards in terms of each type of height work and type of fall arrest system to identify the controls required for health and safety compliance

Available Grade

Upon completing the course, you will meet the course objectives above and will be credited with the aforementioned unit standard qualifications. As WorkSafe recommends:

Questions like these will be addressed, alongside practical WorkSafe best practice guidelines

  • Do you need training to work at height?

  • How Long Does working at height training last?

  • What does working at heights training cover?

  • What are the safety guidelines for working from heights?

  • What are the control methods for preventing falls?

Demonstrate knowledge of hazards and associated height safety equipment, demonstrate knowledge of safety harnesses and associated equipment, use safety harness system where a fall hazard exists at height, demonstrate knowledge of the rescue plan to be used in the event of a fall and use safety harness for personal fall prevention.

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