Working at Heights – Refresher

The objective of this course is for the students to refresh their current knowledge of work at heights.


A Working at Heights Refresher Certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Roof scenario
  • Sling and anchor points
  • Fall arrest climb / work positioning
  • Rope angles and anchor points
  • Rescues
  • Disassembly

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate current knowledge of key sections of the Health and Safetyat Work Act 2015 and Regulations.
  • identify control measures and associated terms for height-related hazards
  • complete a simple JSA for a given scenario.
  • Develop a emergency response plan for a given scenario.
  • Safely undertake a practical scenario at height.

Course structure

A combination of theoretical and practical assessment, discussions/recapping on knowledge already attained.

Course prerequisites

Your assessment will be targeted at refreshing which ever unit(s) you hold e.g. US 15757/US 23229/US 17600/US 25045 or a documented equivalent that is deemed acceptable by Wood Training.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The practical consists of a given scenario at height.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every two years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.


Must be physically capable of climbing at height.

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Course Length

Depending of the units being refreshed.


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$325 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Important Information

Student Handbook

Terms and Conditions

Meet The Trainers

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Steve’s background includes serving with the Royal Marines Commando, a teacher of Art and Design, Fire Fighter (NZFS), Ship Security Officer maintaining security. His personal passion lies with mountaineering and climbing, bringing valuable rope skills and rescue to the Industrial rope access industry. Steve has a strong understanding of teams working under high pressure in high hazard and high stress environments. He holds a postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as qualifications in Training, Assessment, Rope Access and Occupation and Health and Safety.

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