HS3 WORK POSITIONING COURSE

HEIGHT SAFETY

 

What is Work Positioning?

Many workers who are required to perform tasks at height routinely use fall arrest lanyards and other 'passive' systems that only come into play in the event of a fall but do not assist in the actual task. 'Work Positioning' refers to the more desirable technique of greatly limiting the possibility of a fall (in many cases negating it entirely) as well as partially or fully suspending the operator in a position where they may more easily & safely carry out the task. Modern developments in harness technology, connection systems and other PPE mean a trained operator may carry out difficult tasks without the risk of a fall from height - or the associated rescue of a suspended operator.

 

About the HS3 Work Positioning course.

Conducted in accordance with the provisions of AS/NZS 1891.3 Fall Arrest Devices, AS/NZS 1891.4 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Selection, use & maintenance and Work Cover Guides 4503 on Use of Portable Ladders & 4512 on Use of Fall Arrest Systems, AS 4488.2 Industrial Rope Access Systems: Selection, Maintenance and Use & AS/NZS 4360 Risk Management.

 

The HS3 course identifies the following units:

Conduct a risk assessment for working at height (based on AS / NZS 4360: 2004 Risk Management)

Select use, and maintain equipment for working at height

Install an anchor system

Use a ladder to gain access to the work position

Work at height using a work positioning system

Respond to emergencies at height

 

 

These units are delivered contextually within a framework of industrial height safety.

Students receive a nationally recognized Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the training & assessment.

 

Duration

Site specific or multi-site: 2 days (16 contact hours)

 

Cost

Please contact our office or see SAR Program Info for rates.

Minimum number of four students per course. The course fee covers training resources, all equipment, assessment, provision of Statements of Attainment.

 

Enrolment

Must be at least 17 years of age

Speak, read and understand the English language (unless accompanied by a skilled translator)

Fit and healthy for working at height

 

Location

On-the-job or at a designated SAR training facility.

 

Equipment

Existing personal (or workplace) equipment should be used for consistency, however SAR will supply the latest in work positioning harnesses and equipment on demand.

 

Qualification

Statement of Attainment in Work Positioning Techniques.

 

HS3 Work Positioning

 

HS1 Basic Harness Awareness

HS2 Fall Arrest Systems

HS4 Work & Rescue at Height

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2006 PROGRAM INFO

SAR - SAFETY ACCESS & RESCUE (A DIVISION OF ADVENTURE GUIDES)

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