New Silica Dust Exposure Levels a Step in the Right Direction

New Silica Dust Exposure Levels a Step in the Right Direction

The New South Wales Government has, this month, supported a recommendation from Safe Work Australia to halve the acceptable level of exposure to workers of silica dust from 0.1 to 0.05mg/m³.

The Government will also support ongoing research by Safe Work Australia into whether a further lowering of the exposure level to 0.02mg/m³ is achievable.

To help businesses adhere to the new standard and protect workers, the Government is also doubling the existing $500 equipment rebate to $1000 for eligible businesses.

Silica dust is a by-product created when products made using crystalline silica – like manufactured stone, bricks and concrete – is cut, sanded, drilled into or otherwise disturbed in some form.

The dust, much like asbestos, is harmful to a person’s health when inhaled and exposure can lead to contracting silicosis.

Silicosis is a scarring of the lung tissue caused by the presence of dust particles. As the condition worsens, symptoms will move from a coughs and chest pains to a person having trouble eating, sleeping or simply walking up a flight of stairs due to decreased lung health.

The condition also increases your chance of contracting other breathing-related illnesses like tuberculosis, emphysema and lung cancer.

The best way for people to reduce their risk of contracting silicosis through exposure to silica dust is to undertake training in working safely with manufactured stone, concrete, bricks and other substances made of silica.

Height Safety Engineers offers a range of training courses in working safely with hazardous materials including asbestos and silica dust. Details can be found at www.heightsafety.net/training.

Contact our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to ensure you get best practice skills to stay safe at work.

Go Inside Height Safety Engineers

Go Inside Height Safety Engineers

Explore Height Safety Engineers’s Ingleburn training centre with this amazing video.

Height Safety Engineers moved into its brand new headquarters in early 2019 and since then has been building it out into a state of art training centre and fabrication workshop.

We provide industry-leading safety training across a broad scope of nationally accredited (RTO 91227) courses utilising our world-class practical training equipment. In our training centre we can simulate confined space, telecommunications towers, sloped and flat roofs, accessing high areas, technical rope rescue, working with asbestos and more.

Our design and fabrication teams can plan and construct bespoke walkways and platforms that work in conjunction with the best anchor points and fall arrest systems we source only from trusted suppliers. Our design and installation teams ensure that every roof access and height safety system we install is best practice, made perfect every time.

Learn more about how Height Safety Engineers can help you at heightsafety.net.

Get in touch with our expert team by calling 1300 884 978 or emailing enquiries@heightsafety.net to discuss your height safety or safety training needs.

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

November Training Course Dates | Public Courses

November Training Course Dates | Public Courses

Book your spot in one (or more!) of Height Safety Engineers’s public safety training courses running in November.

Height Safety Engineers’s are a leading provider of safety training courses with a scope that covers working at heights, confined space, asbestos, first aid, high risk work and more.

We offer a number of our courses to the public each month, dates available for many courses in at both our Sydney headquarters and Melbourne training centre.

For companies and organisations that work in the construction, energy, mining, building management and other industries, Height Safety Engineers training courses can be organised privately. Our private courses can be held at our state of the art training facilities, or at your site, warehouse or office.

A full catalogue of our training courses is available as a PDF download.

Call our friendly training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to discuss your training needs.

Discover more about safety training at Height Safety Engineers at our training hub: www.heightsafety.net/training.

November 2019 Safety Training Courses

Asbestos Awareness and Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials

10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness and 10559NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Material accredited training courses gain nationally recognised qualifications. Book both courses and save $75 on your course fees.

First Aid and CPR Training Courses

Become eligible to act as a first aid officer at your workplace with this one day course. Learn how to respond to a first aid emergency. Dates available for both Sydney and Melbourne.

Confined Space Refresher

For those already trained to work in and around confined space, but want to ensure their work practices are best practice, this refresher course is perfect. Go back over all aspects of working in and around confined spaces with this one-day refresher course.

Work Safely at Heights

If you are going up on a roof or raised area as part of your job, you need to know how to work safely while you are up there. Learn about anchor points, avoiding falls, useful PPE and what to look for when it comes to using height safety systems.

Operate Elevating Work Platform

Elevating work platforms (EWP) are used for all manner of work required to be done at heights. Learn the fundamentals of safely operating a boom-type EWP with this one-day training course from Height Safety Engineers.

Forklift Licence Course

Gain a nationally-recognised licence to operate a forklift truck in three days with this comprehensive training course that covers all aspects of lifting, moving and lowering loads using a forklift.

Full Scope of Courses

Download a copy of our training catalogue to explore the full range of courses that Height Safety Engineers offer.

Courses can be tailored to suit your industry or site specific needs by our expert training team.

Call 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to discuss your training needs.

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Forklift Licence Training Course | November

Forklift Licence Training Course | November

Become a licenced forklift operator by completing Height Safety Engineers’s three-day forklift licencing course during November 2019.

Height Safety Engineers will be running a three-day TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck course, successful completion of which can qualify the participant as a qualified forklift driver and operator.

The course covers all aspects of safely operating a forklift truck. Participants will learn how to conduct routine maintenance checks of their forklift, best practice for planning work, safe methods of moving loads and ensuring safe shutdown and securing of equipment at the completion of work.

This is a three-day course where days one and two consist of instruction in the training material and day three is for final assessment of competency.

TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Date

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 November – 8.00am to 4.00pm

This date is for Height Safety Engineers’s public course only.

If you are an employer or other person conducting a business or undertaking and wish to book a private session for your employees or contractors arrangements can be made by contacting our friendly staff on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Private course sessions can be held at our training centers in Sydney and Melbourne or, with our mobile simulation trailers, at your site, warehouse or other location.

Group discounts on course fees may apply.

Location

This November course date for TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck will be run from Height Safety Engineer’s Sydney training centre.

Height Safety Engineers, Sydney
4 Austool Place
Ingleburn, NSW 2565

Course Fees

TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck – $500.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a statement of attainment in:

  • TLILIC0003 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

Please note once assessment has been successfully completed, the participant will receive a SafeWork NSW Notice of Satisfactory Assessment which is valid for 60 days. A licence application fee will be payable to Australia Post before a licence card will be issued by SafeWork NSW. This licence will need to be renewed by SafeWork NSW ever five (5) years.

Further Information

Further information on this training course is available from our online student portal by clicking the links below

Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

You can contact our training team by calling 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Find more information about Height Safety Engineers and our training courses at www.heightsafety.net/training.

Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) Training Course | November

Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) Training Course | November

Gain a nationally recognised qualification in the operation of an elevating work platform under 11m in height from Height Safety Engineers this November.

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform training course will be offered by Height Safety Engineers during November 2019.

The course teaches participants the safe operation of an elevating work platform (EWP) under 11 metres in height. An elevating work platform could be any telescoping, hinged or articulated device that supports a platform on which personnel, materials and work equipment can be raised off the ground.

Our course focuses on the operation of a boom-type EWP, however if you require training using a scissor lift this can be arranged on request. Please call Height Safety Engineers on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to speak to our friendly training team about your EWP training needs.

Participants in the course will learn how to plan work using an EWP, operation of the platform itself, how to conduct routine maintenance checks and ensuring everything is safely shut down and secured at the completion of work.

RIIHAM301E Operate Elevating Work Platform Date

Monday, 25 November – 8.00am to 4.30pm

This date is for Height Safety Engineers’s public course only.

If you are an employer or other person conducting a business or undertaking and wish to book a private session for your employees or contractors arrangements can be made by contacting our friendly staff on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Private course sessions can be held at our training centers in Sydney and Melbourne or, with our mobile simulation trailers, at your site, warehouse or other location.

Group discounts on course fees may apply.

Location

The training course for RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform will be run from Height Safety Engineer’s Sydney training centre.

Height Safety Engineers, Sydney
4 Austool Place
Ingleburn, NSW 2565

Course Fees

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform – $300.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a statement of attainment in:

  • RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform

Please note work involved in this course related to the National Standard for High Risk Work, however successful completion of this unit does not provide that licence.

Further Information

Further information on this training course is available from our online student portal by clicking the links below

Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m)

You can contact our training team by calling 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Find more information about Height Safety Engineers and our training courses at www.heightsafety.net/training.

Work Safely at Heights Training Courses | November

Work Safely at Heights Training Courses | November

RIIWEHS204D Work Safely at Heights training course dates for November 2019 are now available for booking from Height Safety Engineers.

Height Safety Engineers will run training courses for the nationally recognised RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights qualification during November 2019.

This training course is crucial for those working at heights on roofs or other elevated areas where a height safety system may have been installed.

During the course, participants will learn skills around identification of hazards that may be present when working at heights, state and federal legislation that covers safe work practices, various categories of personal protective equipment that may be used while working at heights as well as that equipment’s limitations.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights will also teach participants how to inspect equipment before and after use to ensure it maintains working order.

Participants will also learn how to identify suspension trauma, using tools in a safe manner while working at heights, installation of roof safety systems and safe placement of loads on roofs.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Dates

Monday, 11 November – 8.00am to 4.30pm
Monday, 26 November – 8.00am to 4.30pm

These dates are for Height Safety Engineers’s public courses only.

If you are an employer or other person conducting a business or undertaking and wish to book a private session for your employees or contractors arrangements can be made by contacting our friendly staff on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Private course sessions can be held at our training centers in Sydney and Melbourne or, with our mobile simulation trailers, at your site, warehouse or other location.

Group discounts on course fees may apply.

Location

Both sessions for RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights will be run from Height Safety Engineer’s Sydney training centre.

Height Safety Engineers, Sydney
4 Austool Place
Ingleburn, NSW 2565

Course Fees

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights – $295.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a statement of attainment in:

  • RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Further Information

Further information on this training course is available from our online student portal by clicking the links below

Work Safely at Heights

You can contact our training team by calling 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Find more information about Height Safety Engineers and our training courses at www.heightsafety.net/training.

Confined Space Training Refresher Course | November

Confined Space Training Refresher Course | November

Refresh your knowledge of how to safely work in and around confined spaces with Height Safety Engineers’s one-day confined space refresher training course in Melbourne.

The confined space refresher training course is aimed that those participants who have already completed confined space training within the last three (3) years, and wish to ensure their knowledge and work practices are still up to date.

This refresher course covers aspects of working in and around confined spaces including key safe work legislation, duties of a standby person, correctly identifying and using relevant personal protective equipment (PPE), gas testing atmospheres and working with permits.

Please note confined space training refresher course does not cover the usage of or assess competency in the use of breathing apparatus.

Confined Space Training Refresher Dates

Monday, 11 November – 8.00am to 4.00pm

This date is for Height Safety Engineers’s public course only.

If you are an employer or other person conducting a business or undertaking and wish to book a private session for your employees or contractors arrangements can be made by contacting our friendly staff on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Private course sessions can be held at our training centers in Sydney and Melbourne or, with our mobile simulation trailers, at your site, warehouse or other location.

Group discounts on course fees may apply.

Location

This public running of Confined Space Refresher Training will be run from Height Safety Engineers’s Melbourne training centre.

Height Safety Engineers, Melbourne
12 Mareno Road
Tullamarine, VIC 3043

Course Fees

Confined Space Training Refresher – $295.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Successful completion of the confined space refresher training course will grant the participant statements of attainment in:

  • MSMPER200 Work in Accordance With An Issued Permit
  • MSMWHS217 Gas Test Atmospheres
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct Local Risk Control
  • RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

Further Information

Further information on this training course is available from our online student portal by clicking the links below

Confined Space Training Refresher

You can contact our training team by calling 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Find more information about Height Safety Engineers and our training courses at www.heightsafety.net/training.

First Aid and CPR Training Courses | November

First Aid and CPR Training Courses | November

Gain nationally-recongised training training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with this one-day training course running in November 2019.

Height Safety Engineers’s first aid and CPR training course will be run during November 2019 at our Melbourne training centre in Tullamarine and Sydney training headquarters.

This training course teaches first ad response to a casualty that may arise out of an accident at the workplace or elsewhere.

Participants will learn basics of first aid responses to cuts, burns, fractures, snake bites, poisons, choking as well as anaphylaxis, asthma and seizures.

Instruction will also be provided in assessing for hazards and the need for CPR in a collapsed person, operation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and recording details of any accident or other event.

Upon successful completion of the course, a participant will be able to be listed as a recognised first aid officer in their workplace or other organisation.

First Aid and CPR Training Dates

Sydney
Wednseday, 6 November – 8.00am to 4.00pm

Melbourne
Tuesday, 12 November – 8.00am to 4.00pm

This date is for Height Safety Engineers’s public course only.

If you are an employer or other person conducting a business or undertaking and wish to book a private session for your employees or contractors arrangements can be made by contacting our friendly staff on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Private course sessions can be held at our training centers in Sydney and Melbourne or, with our mobile simulation trailers, at your site, warehouse or other location.

Group discounts on course fees may apply.

Location

The First Aid and CPR training course will be run from both our flagship training headquarters in Sydney and our Victorian training centre in Melbourne.

Height Safety Engineers, Sydney
4 Austool Place
Ingleburn, NSW 2565

Height Safety Engineers, Melbourne
12 Mareno Road
Tullamarine, VIC 3043

Course Fees

First Aid and CPR Training – $140.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Successful completion of the first aid and CPR training course will make participants eligible to receive statements of attainment in the following qualifications:

  • HLTAID001 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

Attaining these qualifications enables the participants to be listed as a nominated first aid officer for their workplace or other organisation.

Further Information

Further information on this training course is available from our online student portal by clicking the links below

First Aid and CPR Training

You can contact our training team by calling 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Find more information about Height Safety Engineers and our training courses at www.heightsafety.net/training.

Asbestos Safety Training Course Dates | November

Asbestos Safety Training Course Dates | November

Nationally-recognised qualifications in asbestos awareness and working with asbestos containing materials can be achieved in November with Height Safety Engineers’s asbestos safety training courses.

Height Safety Engineers will be running classes in 10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness and 10559NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials across November 2019.

These courses are highly recommended for those working in areas where there is a high risk of asbestos contamination or are having to work with asbestos containing material. In the Australian Capital Territory, it is compulsory for anyone an employer or other person conducting a business or undertaking believes will come into contact with asbestos or asbestos containing material.

These two courses are half-day courses, with Height Safety Engineers scheduling them such they both can be completed over a single day at our state of the art training facility in Sydney.

10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness Dates

Monday, 4 November – 8.00am to 12.00pm
Monday, 18 November – 8.00am to 12.00pm

10559NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials

Monday, 4 November – 12.30pm to 4.00pm
Monday, 18 November – 12.30pm to 4.00pm

These dates are for Height Safety Engineers’s public courses only.

If you are an employer or other person conducting a business or undertaking and wish to book a private session for your employees or contractors arrangements can be made by contacting our friendly staff on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Private course sessions can be held at our training centers in Sydney and Melbourne or, with our mobile simulation trailers, at your site, warehouse or other location.

Group discounts on course fees may apply.

Location

Both 10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness and 10559NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials courses will run out of our flagship training centre in Sydney.

Height Safety Engineers, Sydney
4 Austool Place
Ingleburn, NSW 2565

Course Fees

10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness – $220.00
10559NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Material – $450.00

Book your place in both courses on the same day and pay just $595.00. This represents a discount of $75.00 compared to booking both classes at different times.

Call us on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to get your discount code.

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Upon successful completion of these courses, participants will receive a statement of attainment in either, or both:

  • 10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness
  • 10559NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials

Further Information

Further information on these courses is available from our online student portal by clicking the links below

Course in Asbestos Awareness | Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials

You can contact our training team by calling 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Find more information about Height Safety Engineers and our training courses at www.heightsafety.net/training.