Height Safety

You will develop the knowledge and skills to work safely at height, use a harness and associated equipment and use temporary proprietary height safety systems. Meets Worksafe NZ (formerly DoL) Best Practice Guidance Notes for Working at Heights.

  • Credit Value:
  • Location:
    Auckland, Christchurch, Greymouth, Westport and approved temporary sites
  • Method of Study:
    Two day short course for Fall Arrest and Height Safety
  • Total Duration:
    2 days
  • $555.00 *Fees are indicative and subject to change

Unit Standards

  • US 15757: Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems when working at height - Worksafe NZ Best Practice Guidelines
  • US 23229: Use safety harness system when working at height
  • US 17600: Explain safe work practices for working at heights

Entry Criteria

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5.
  • Relevant work experience required in scaffolding or other at height work.
  • Must be physically fit capable of working at height.

Note: Some courses within this programme require specific levels of physical ability and aptitude for working at heights.

We also offer the 1-day Height Safety Refresher Course, recommended every 2 years. 


This is a Safety Sensitive Programme