Working at Heights Refresher FAQs

Falls are a major hazard in the workplace, especially for those working in the mining and construction sectors. Working at heights can be completed effectively and safely with the right training — and a working at heights refresher course can provide the relevant updates needed for fall prevention.

Is a working at heights refresher course relevant to me?

Not only covering working at heights, this refresher course will also cover working and falling at depth, a common issue within the civil construction, metalliferous and coal mining/drilling and any extractive industries. By refreshing your knowledge on how to plan for working at heights and depths, the types of supervision required, and the relevant equipment required, you can ensure a safe and compliant workspace. 

Across Queensland, mining and construction industries continue to grow at a rapid rate, and alongside this, the need for skilled personnel with best practice working at heights techniques is needed. Every job site requires personnel with the experience and knowledge to work at heights and depths safely and effectively.

How frequently should I complete a working at heights refresher course?

A working at heights refresher should be completed every two years to ensure your knowledge remains up to date, and you remain compliant to any working from heights changes. In Australia, OHS and WHS laws are continuously changing, to improve the wellbeing of personnel in the workplace. By completing the course every two years, you can ensure you and your organisation remain compliant and in-line with best practice techniques when working at heights and depths.

We recommend this course be completed alongside a CPR refresher course and a first aid refresher course — it’s extremely important to have someone skilled in these three areas on any work site in case of accident or injury.

What’s covered in a working at heights refresher course?

e’ll cover both theory and practical elements during our working at heights refresher course including how to:

  • Identify work requirements
  • Access and install equipment
  • Perform work at heights and at depth
  • Clean up work area

Not yet completed a Working at Heights course? Please see our Working Safely at Heights course here

Get in contact with us if you have any questions or would like to enquire about our refresher courses or any of our other mining and construction courses.