Height Safety Training

Falls from height contribute to a significant number of  accidents every year.  Many of these falls are as simple as falling off a ladder, significantly changing people’s working and family lives.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 a PCBU must ensure the health and safety of  workers and that other people are not put at risk by its work.

Trainees will take a systematic approach to assessing risks associated with height work. Particularly, where reasonably practicable the  control requires the wearing of a harness in a work positioning, fall restraint or fall arrest  system.

At completion of training, trainees will be confident in assessing risks associated with working at height, selecting, wearing and use of height safety equipment.


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Topics Covered:


  • Working at height systems
  • Hazard management
  • Legislation
  • Fall arrest / travel restriction systems
  • Anchor points
  • Suspension trauma
  • Permit to work
  • Emergency rescue plans


  • Using working at height equipment


Group Size: Maximum 12 trainees

Location: Either our training facility, your workplace or other suitable location

Duration: 1 day

Relevant NZQA Unit Standards Available (if required):

17600: Explain safe work practices for working at heights
25045: Employ height safety equipment in the workplace

Under best practice guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, a combination of these unit standards could also demonstrate competency for harness use.

Course Provisions:

  • Venue and travel can be arranged
  • Morning tea provided on request

If training is onsite, a site examination can be carried out by FETS prior to your training course to ensure course content is tailored for your unique working environment.

Contact Us to enquire about this course or call 0800 FETS 4 U.

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