Height Safety and Fall Protection Training

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How to book

  1. Download the SafeTrades Course Calendar to view the available dates

  2. Complete the SafeTrades Booking Form for the training required. The form has fields enabling you to book up to five people. If you want to book for more than five people, please enter the additional details in the Comments field.

  3. Those individuals who have not previously enrolled on a SafeTrades Short Course during the last year are also required to complete the NorthTec Online Enrolment Form. Each student only needs to do this ONCE per year.

Alert Level 2 at NorthTec - Online learning will continue as much as possible. Where a return to campus is necessary, tutors will contact students directly.

Who will benefit?

This course is a must for anyone involved in planning and working at heights in their workplace and for those who are required to work at heights within a building and construction environment.

Unit standards in this course

Module 1 Level Credits
17600 - Explain safe work practices for working at heights 3 3
23229 - Use a safety harness for personal fall prevention when working at height 3 4
Module 2 Level Credits
15757 - Employ fall arrest systems on building and construction sites 3 4
25045 - Employ height safety equipment in the workplace 3 4

Learning outcomes

Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge and practical skills to:

  • Explain the legislative requirements associated with fall arrest and working at heights

  • Explain the requirements of standards and codes of practice relating to fall arrest and working at heights

  • Identify a wide range of hazards relevant to working at heights

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of different types of access systems, including permanent fixed access and platforms, scaffolding, and mechanical plant

  • Explain the application of safety nets

  • Identify a range of secondary protection for personnel, including suitability for use, and protection of other personnel and public

  • Explain the application of different types of safety belts and harnesses in different situations.

  • Explain the legislative requirements associated with working at heights

  • Explain the systems suitable for working at heights

  • Identify the different types of height safety equipment employed when carrying out height work in the workplace

  • Identify the characteristics and limitations of a variety of height safety equipment

  • Explain when different types of anchors and fall arrest systems would be used during work height and why

  • Describe the compliance requirements for inspection of height safety equipment

  • Plan rescue techniques and emergency procedures for working at height in the workplace.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Block courses


2 Days (8.00am - 4.00pm)

Refresher (1 day)

Start Dates

Whangarei: Contact us for available dates

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):


$199.00 (Refresher)

Programme Code


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