This Working at Heights safety training course is NZQA accredited.

Where there is a risk of a person falling, an employer is responsible to ensure that staff performing that work are trained (whether that is done internally, or using an external training provider) on how to work safely and use the equipment safely according to manufacturer and WorkSafe Best Practice Guidelines


Our Working at Heights safety course has been designed to give trainees both the theoretical and practical knowledge and awareness of height specific hazards, including:

  • Hazards associated with different work at heights (e.g. roofers, scaffolders, window cleaners, construction/builders, maintenance workers and inspectors)
  • Hierarchy of Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint
  • Fall distances vs forces exerted on the body
  • Suspension trauma
  • Isolation of height hazards vs minimisation
  • Appropriate PPE
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2016 (HSWA) and its impact on Height Safety

The course objective is provide participants with the knowledge and awareness of hazards at working at heights, set-up requirements and the impact that appropriate fall arrest systems have on improving workplace safety. The course is specifically written to include the contents of NZQA unit standards.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
17600 Explain Safe Work Practices for Working at Height (One day course when conducted by itself) 3
23229 Use a Harness for Personal Fall Protection When Working at Height (Pre-requisite for 15757) 4
15757 Use, Install, and Disestablish Proprietary Fall Arrest System when working at height 4

Elective Unit Standard

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
25045 Employ Height Safety Equipment in the Workplace – Can be run in the place of 15757 in the two day course. 4


Two days.

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 trainees for both scheduled course and onsite delivery.


Two Day Course

$610.00 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 


  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General English). Proof of this will be required.

Special Notes

  • This course includes theory and practical training.  There is a working at heights refresher course available.
  • This course is provided through a contracting arrangement between the primary contract holder (AMS Group Limited), and its sub-contractor (Elite Training Services Ltd)


Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.