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BHP Billiton - Iron Ore - Working at Heights - General Worker

Duration:
1 Day - Max 12 Students

Designed for:
This course is designed for students who could be required to undertake routine procedures involving working at height on a BHP Billiton Iron Ore site. The course exposes students who work at height to a broad range of height risk situations and to correctly implement a safe working procedure.

Pre-requisites:
Nil

Co-requisites:
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements:
Nil

Description:
The Working at Heights General Worker course is designed for students who are required to undertake work at heights on a BHP Billiton Iron Ore site. The course targets the planning and risk assessment processes required for safe work at heights. All students on a BHP Iron Ore site who are working at or around heights must hold this qualification in order to gain the correct understanding of BHP’s permits, policies and procedures.

Content:

Specific knowledge is required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly its application in a variety of circumstances in which the unit may be used. This includes knowledge of the following, as required to work safely at heights:

  • The names and functions of equipment, components and materials
  • Equipment manufacturer's instructions and specifications
  • Safe shifting and handling of tools and materials
  • Statutory and regulatory authority requirements
  • The nature of work undertaken at heights
  • Heights safety systems
  • The processes of providing for safe working practices
  • Safety equipment/systems and considerations to facilitate working safely at heights
  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore Working at Heights policies, procedures and permits

Unit of Competency

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

Assessment:
Students learning outcomes will be assessed using practical activities designed to simulate the work environment and written or oral questions as appropriate and/or use of a workbook, and practical exercises as appropriate.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material, practical desktop activities and discussion. Practical components using height safety equipment in a range of work simulated scenarios.


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