This unit describes a participant s skills and knowledge required to work safety at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.  This unit it appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to perform work at heights.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures, and; - demonstrates completion of working safely at heights that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - names and functions of equipment, components and materials; - complying with equipment manufacturer s instructions and specifications; - safe shifting and handling of tools and materials; - adhering to statutory and regulatory authority requirements; - the nature of work undertaken at heights; - complying with heights safety systems; - the processes of providing for safe working practices; - using safety equipment/systems and considerations to facilitate working safely at heights, and; - complying with safe work methods.

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