Work safely at heights

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RIIWHS204D, 'Work safely at heights'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Work safely at heights' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Identify work requirements

1.1 Access, interpret and apply height safety procedures and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Inspect site to determine layout and physical condition, condition of structures, prevailing weather conditions, equipment requirements and potential hazards

1.3 Adhere to WHS requirements

1.4 Identify, select and check safety equipment for serviceability

1.5 Identify, manage and report potential risks and hazards

2. Identify work procedures and instructions

2.1 Consult with authorised personnel to select materials, tools and equipment and check for serviceability

2.2 Select, wear and care for personal protective equipment

2.3 Inspect/install fall protection and perimeter protection equipment

2.4 Identify approved methods of moving tools and equipment to work area and minimise potential hazards associated with tools at heights

2.5 Ensure safety system has been installed correctly

2.6 Select and install appropriate signs and barricades

3. Access and install equipment

3.1 Consult with authorised personnel to ensure anchor fall protection and associated equipment is correctly fitted and adjusted

3.2 Ensure all required equipment is installed

3.3 Use recommended methods to access work area for people, tools and equipment

3.4 Locate tools and materials to eliminate or minimise the risk of items being knocked down

4. Perform work at heights

4.1 Check access from ground to work area and ensure it is safe

4.2 Keep fall equipment in place and adjusted appropriately for movement during work

4.3 Undertake manual handling of materials and equipment

4.4 Locate materials and equipment ensuring that they are safely secured and distributed

4.5 Check safety system periodically for compliance

4.6 Monitor risk control measures to ensure that they are effective and appropriate

4.7 Reassess risk control measures, as required, in accordance with changed work practices and/or site conditions and undertake alterations

5. Clean up work area

5.1 Consult with authorised personnel to ensure safety system is dismantled and removed

5.2 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials

5.3 Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment