Employ Height Safety Equipment in the Workplace

This course provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to work at height.


An Employ Height Safety Equipment Certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Unit Standard: 17600 L3 C3 V7, 25045 L3 C5 V4, 23229 L3 C4 V4

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Legislation requirements.
  • Hazard identification.
  • Equipment (including harness and lanyard inspection logs).
  • Rescue plans.
  • Risks and controls.
  • Practical scenario activity.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the legislative requirements
  • Identify the common types of height safety equipment employed on height associated with working at heights and the systems suitable for working at heights.
  • Work in the workplace.
  • Identify suitable height work equipment.
  • Identify suitable anchor points for fall and arrest systems.
  • Employ height safety equipment in a workplace environment.
  • Plan rescue techniques and emergency procedures for working at height in the workplace.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites


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 and requires the completion of hazard identification, pre use safety inspections, identification selection of all necessary equipment.


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

1 Day


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

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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.

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

There isn’t much that Bob can’t drive or operate.  Bob is a MITO, and Connexis registered assessor, a Competenz registered Forklift Trainer and an NZTA approved assessor.  Bob started his career as a Driver/Operator within the Transport and Building Industries and has spent the last 20 years training people on safe driving and operating equipment.  He believes in giving the right information to the candidate so that they can make the right decisions out there in the workplace, that teaching the safe use of heavy machinery includes a strong approach to forming a safety culture at their workplace so that the operator goes home safe every day.


Good course.  Awesome facilities and trainers.  The course was informative and well structured.

MB Century

Well presented course.  Good quality resources.


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