Working at Heights Stage 3

Course Information

Working At Heights

 

If you work at height it is important that you have the correct training to perform the task safely and understand the risks involved. Our training course will provide you with the knowledge and hands on experience to ensure that you understand your responsibilities and have the skills work safely at height.

 

Did you know that Investigations by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment into falls while working at height show that more than 50 percent of falls are from less than three metres and approximately 70 percent of falls are from ladders and roofs. The cost of these falls is estimated to be $24 million a year – to say nothing of the human cost as a result of these falls.

 

TICKET TYPES

Stage 1

Learn about the legislative requirements and suitable systems for working at heights including:

  • permanent fixed access and platforms,
  • temporary non-fixed access and platforms,
  • scaffolding,
  • mechanical plant for the support of personnel.
  • safety nets
  • introduction to fall arrest equipment

NZQA unit standards include

  • US17600 Explain safe work practices for working at heights (Level 3, credits 3)

 

Stage 2 (Includes Stage 1)

You will complete Stage 1 as well as be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the hazards associated with wearing a safety harness and associated equipment;
  • demonstrate knowledge of safety harnesses and associated systems and equipment;
  • check and fit a safety harness system;
  • use a safety harness system where a fall hazard exists at height; and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the rescue plan to be activated in the event of a fall.

NZQA unit standards include

  • US17600 Explain safe work practices for working at heights (Level 3, credits 3)
  • US23229Use a safety harness for personal fall prevention when working at height (Level 3, credits 4)

 

Stage 3 (Includes stage 1 and stage 2)

You will complete Stage 1, Stage 2 as well as:

  • Identify anchor points and prepare to install a temporary proprietary height safety system;
  • Install horizontal and vertical temporary proprietary height safety systems;
  • Use temporary proprietary height safety systems. and
  • Disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems.

 

NZQA unit standards include

  • US17600 Explain safe work practices for working at heights (Level 3, credits 3)
  • US23229 Use a safety harness for personal fall prevention when working at height (Level 3, credits 4)
  • US15757 Use, install and disestablish proprietary fall arrest systems when working at height (Level 3, credits 4)

 

WHO NEEDS WHAT STAGE?

 

All harness work requires training and competence and only trained and competent personnel can install and use harness systems on site. Persons not trained should be inducted by the system installer or other qualified persons before they are permitted to use the system. They should also be supervised at all times by another person who is also trained and competent.

 

Stage 1 (US17600)  is recommended for people who are required to have knowledge about safe systems for working at heights and the legislative requirements. For example if you are required to work from a temporary scaffold, you will need to understand the risks associated with working on a temporary scaffold and the duties of all parties involved in the use of the temporary scaffold.

 

Stage 2 (US17600 and US23229): For workers who are to complete work using a fall arrest harness whilst attached to a fall-arrest system, a recommended means of achieving competence is NZQA Unit Standard 23229 – Use a safety harness for personal fall prevention when working at height , or an equivalent or higher qualification.

 

Stage 3 (US17600, US23229 and US15757):

 

A recommended means of obtaining competence for workers who are involved in planning, installing, operating fall arrest systems and supervising staff is NZQA

Unit Standard 15757 – Use, install and disestablish proprietary fall arrest systems when working at height or an equivalent or higher level of qualification. NZQA Unit Standard 23229 is a prerequisite for achieving NZQA Unit Standard 15757. (Source: Best practice guidelines for working at height in New Zealand)

 

CAN I START AT ANY STAGE?

You can start at any stage, the stage is representative of the number of unit standards covered.

 

CAN I BOOK A UNIT STANDARD ON ITS OWN AS I DO NOT NEED THE OTHERS?

Yes – please contact us and we can arrange the ticket for you

 

 

Other unit standards available upon request:

  • US 25045Employ height safety equipment in the workplace

 

COMPANY BOOKINGS – We provide company bookings, contact us now to enquire!

 

Duration:

1.5 Days

Price:

Stage 1: $167.27, Stage 2: $263.09, Stage 3 $424.64 + gst per person (no additional credit fee applies)

NZQA Course Modules and Credits

Level 1
17600 Unit Explain safe work practices for working at heights 3 Credits
Level 3
23229 Unit Use a safety harness for personal fall prevention when working at height 4 Credits
15757 Unit Use, install and disestablish proprietary fall arrest systems when working at height 4 Credits

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