RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) Training Dates | February

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) Training Dates | February

Height Safety Engineers will be running public courses in the nationally-recognised RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) this February in Sydney.

This course provides training in the safe operation of an elevating work platform (EWP) under 11 metres in height. EWPs are often used to conduct work at height or to reach raised areas such as roofs.

Participants in the RIIHAN301E course will learn fundamental skills in planning work to be undertaken using an EWP, conducting routine maintenance checks, how to set up the EWP before starting work, safely operating the EWP during work and correctly shutting down and stowing the EWP at the completion of work.

Height Safety Engineers utilises a boom-type EWP for RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) courses. If you require a scissor-lift style EWP, please call 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net before booking.

Please note although material within this course relates to the National Standard for High Risk Work, successful completion of RIIHAN301E will not qualify a participant to receive a high risk work licence.

Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) Date

Thursday, 20 February – 8.00am to 4.30pm

The above is a public course date for training at Height Safety Engineers.

Private courses can be arranged by employers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking for their employees and contractors. Contact our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net to discuss how Height Safety Engineers can provide you with best practice training in nationally-recognised courses.

Private courses can be held at our training centres in Sydney and Melbourne, or at your office, job site, work site or warehouse through the use of our mobile simulation trailers.

Discounted course fees may be applicable for group bookings.

Location

This public class for Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11m) in February will be run at our flagship training centre in Sydney.

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

Course Fees

Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11m) – $300.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Successful completion of the course and its assessment task will qualify the participants to receive a statement of attainment in:

  • RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform

Further Information

Additional information on this course, including pre-requisites and enrollment requirements, is available from our student portal through the link below.

Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11m)

You can contact Height Safety Engineers’s training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net.

About Height Safety Engineers

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). More information about undertaking training courses at Height Safety Engineers is available from at www.heightsafety.net/training.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Training Dates | February

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Training Dates | February

Height Safety Engineers will be running public courses in the nationally-recognised RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights this throughout February in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Learn the fundamental skills of working safely at heights or on raised areas with this introductory course in height safety from the experts at Height Safety Engineers.

The course is focused on giving participants strong foundation of knowledge and skills in the areas of relevant legislation and standards covering height safety, how to perform a risk assessment ahead of working at heights and installation of protective control measures.

Participants will also learn how to identify suspension trauma, correct fitting and use of a fall arrest harness. The course will also introduce students to a variety of different fall arrest systems they may find in use at work.

Material in the course will also cover safe use of tolls when working at height, process to select the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to use in a given circumstance plus how to inspect PPE before and after work to check for wear and tear ensuring it is kept in operational condition and is functioning correctly.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Dates

Sydney
Thursday, 6 February – 8.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday, 13 February – 8.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday, 20 February – 8.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday, 27 February – 8.00am to 4.30pm

Melbourne
Thursday, 6 February – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday, 13 February – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday, 20 February – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday, 27 February – 8.00am to 4.00pm

The above are public course dates for training at Height Safety Engineers.

Private courses can be arranged by employers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking for their employees and contractors. Contact our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net to discuss how Height Safety Engineers can provide you with best practice training in nationally-recognised courses.

Private courses can be held at our training centres in Sydney and Melbourne, or at your office, job site, work site or warehouse through the use of our mobile simulation trailers.

Discounted course fees may be applicable for group bookings.

Location

Public classes for RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights in February will be run at our state of the art training centres in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Height Safety Engineers Sydney
4 Austool Place
Ingleburn, NSW 2565

Height Safety Engineers Melbourne
12 Mareno Road
Tullamarine, VIC 3043

Course Costs

RIIWHD204D Work Safely at Heights – $295.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Successful completion of the course and its assessment task will qualify the participants to receive a statement of attainment in:

  • RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Further Information

Additional information on this course, including pre-requisites and enrollment requirements, is available from our student portal through the link below.

Work Safely at Heights

You can contact Height Safety Engineers’s training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net.

About Height Safety Engineers

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). More information about undertaking training courses at Height Safety Engineers is available from at www.heightsafety.net/training.

Public Safety Training Course Dates | January

Public Safety Training Course Dates | January

Height Safety Engineers is offering a wide numnber of public training course dates across January 2020 for those looking to start the new year by improving their safety at work.

Training courses are available in asbestos awareness, fire warden, first aid & CPR, height safety, confined space and more. Explore our January dates below.

If you are an employer, manager or person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and would like to run a customised training day for your staff or contractors, private training sessions can be arranged with our expert and friendly staff.

Call 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to find out how we can help improve the safety and efficiency of your work or job site.

Our private courses can be run at our state of the art training centres in Sydney and Melbourne, or through the use of our mobile simulation trailers we can bring our industry-leading training to you anywhere in Australia.

Learn more about how Height Safety Engineers should be your preferred choice of training partner by visiting heightsafety.net/training.

January 2020 Training Course Dates

10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness

Nationally recognised training in the identification of material that may contain asbestos.

10559NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials

Learn safe work practices when dealing with material that contains or may contain asbestos.

Work Safely at Heights

Introductory course for those required to work at heights or on raised areas.

Confined Space Refresher

Need to ensure your confined space ticket is current? Update your training here.

First Aid and CPR

Training in first aid response to incidents and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Confined Space Training

Learn the fundamental safety skills of working in and around confined spaces.

Fire Warden

Respond to fire emergencies in the workplace and safely evacuate offices.

Operate Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Under 11m

Teaches safe work practices and operation of an elevating work platform under 11m.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Introduces variety of portable fire fighting equipment and best practice use to fight fires.

Full Scope of Courses

Height Safety Engineers offer a broad range of training courses from introductory height safety through to advanced rope access, technical rescue, breathing apparatus use and much more. Download a copy of our PDF catalogue to explore our full range of training courses, all run by our experienced trainers:

DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE

Many of our courses can be modified to perfectly match your particular high risk work context. With our mobile simulation trailers, we can bring our expert training to your work site, job site, warehouse or office anywhere in Australia.

Call 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to discuss how Height Safety Engineers can help give your workers best practice safety training.

About Height Safety Engineers

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). More information about undertaking training courses at Height Safety Engineers is available from at www.heightsafety.net/training.

Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) Training Dates | January

Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) Training Dates | January

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11m) public course dates for January 2020 are now available from Height Safety Engineers.

This course teaches participants how to safely operate an elevating work platform (EWP) under 11m. An elevating work platform may be used to conduct work activities at height or to reach raised areas such as roofs.

Participants will learn how to plan work to be undertaken, conducting routine maintenance checks before commencing work, how to set up the EWP in order to complete the work, safe operation of the EWP and correct shutdown and stowing procedures.

At Height Safety Engineers, we use a boom-type EWP for this course, however a scissor-lift style EWP may be able to be provided on request.

For clarification, by “boom-type EWP” we mean a telescoping device, hinged device or articulated device, or any combination of these, used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated.

Please note although this course contains material related to the National Standard for High Risk Work, successful completion will not result in a participant being eligible to receive a high risk work licence.

Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m) Date

Thursday, 16 January – 8.00am to 4.30pm

The above is a public course date for training at Height Safety Engineers.

Private courses can be arranged by employers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking for their employees and contractors. Contact our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net to discuss how Height Safety Engineers can provide you with best practice training in nationally-recognised courses.

Private courses can be held at our training centres in Sydney and Melbourne, or at your office, job site, work site or warehouse through the use of our mobile simulation trailers.

Discounted course fees may be applicable for group bookings.

Location

This public class for Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11m) in January will be run at our flagship training centre in Sydney.

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

Course Fees

Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11m) – $300.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Successful completion of the course and its assessment task will qualify the participants to receive a statement of attainment in:

RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform

Further Information

Additional information on this course, including pre-requisites and enrollment requirements, is available from our student portal through the link below.

Operate Elevating Work Platform (under 11m)

You can contact Height Safety Engineers’s training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net.

About Height Safety Engineers

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). More information about undertaking training courses at Height Safety Engineers is available from at www.heightsafety.net/training.

Work Safely at Heights Training Dates | January

Work Safely at Heights Training Dates | January

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights public course dates for January 2020 are now available from Height Safety Engineers.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights is an introductory course for those working in areas where there is a risk of sustaining injury or death through a fall from height.

The course teaches participants the basics of relevant legislation and standards covering height safety, performing a risk assessment and installation of control measures. It also covers identification of suspension trauma after a fall, how to correctly fit and use a fall arrest harness as well as introducing a range of different fall arrest systems.

Participants also gain knowledge around safely using tools while working at height, how to select the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to use plus how to inspect their PPE before and after work to ensure it is kept in best operational condition and functioning correctly.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Dates

Sydney
Thursday, 09 January – 8.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday, 16 January – 8.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday, 23 January – 8.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday, 30 January – 8.00am to 4.30pm

Melbourne
Thursday, 09 January – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday, 16 January – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday, 23 January – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday, 30 January – 8.00am to 4.00pm

The above are public course dates for training at Height Safety Engineers.

Private courses can be arranged by employers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking for their employees and contractors. Contact our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net to discuss how Height Safety Engineers can provide you with best practice training in nationally-recognised courses.

Private courses can be held at our training centres in Sydney and Melbourne, or at your office, job site, work site or warehouse through the use of our mobile simulation trailers.

Discounted course fees may be applicable for group bookings.

Location

Public classes for RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights in January will be run at our state of the art training centres in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Height Safety Engineers Sydney
4 Austool Place
Ingleburn, NSW 2565

Height Safety Engineers Melbourne
12 Mareno Road
Tullamarine, VIC 3043

Course Costs

RIIWHD204D Work Safely at Heights – $295.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Successful completion of the course and its assessment task will qualify the participants to receive a statement of attainment in:

  • RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Further Information

Additional information on this course, including pre-requisites and enrollment requirements, is available from our student portal through the link below.

Work Safely at Heights

You can contact Height Safety Engineers’s training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net.

About Height Safety Engineers

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). More information about undertaking training courses at Height Safety Engineers is available from at www.heightsafety.net/training.

December Safety Training Course Dates | Public Courses

December Safety Training Course Dates | Public Courses

Height Safety Engineers are running a number of public safety courses this December across a number of disciplines.

A leading provider of safety training, Height Safety Engineers offers a broad scope of courses including working at heights, in and around confined spaces, asbestos safety, first aid, technical rescue and more.

Every month, we offer a number of public dates in our most popular training courses at our state-of-the-art training centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

Alongside these dates, we can also provide private and bespoke training for the industries including building, construction, mining, telecommunications, building management and more. Private courses can be run at our training centres or at a location convenient for you through the use of our mobile working at heights and confined space simulation trailers.

Call our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to discuss how Height Safety Engineers can support safe work practices for your business today.

Discover more about what makes Height Safety Engineers your best training partner at www.heightsafety.net/training.

December 2019 Public Training Courses

10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness

Learn how to identify areas on a job-site where asbestos may be present with this nationally accredited course.

10559NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials

Gain skills in staying safe if required to work with materials that may contain asbestos.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Introductory course in safe work practices and fall arrest protection for those working at heights.

Confined Space Training

Explore safe work methods and correct PPE to use when working in confined spaces.

First Aid and CPR Training

Become a first aid officer at your workplace by completing this training course.

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform

Learn how to safely operate and maintain an elevating work platform (under 11m)

Full Scope of Courses

Can’t find the training course you’re looking for or require industry-specific training? Download a copy our of a training catalogue to explore the full scope of accredited and non-accredited training courses Height Safety Engineers offer beyond these public dates.

Courses can be localised to the specific needs of your industry or work-site by our team of experienced expert trainers and assessors.

Call 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net to find out how we can help your workers achieve best practice safety with training that is made perfect.

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

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Under 11m Training Dates | December

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Under 11m Training Dates | December

Undertake training in the operation of an elevating work platform (under 11m) this December with the working at heights experts at Height Safety Engineers.

Height Safety Engineers (RTO 91227) will be running its one-day training course in the operation of an elevating work platform (EWP) this December in Sydney.

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Plaform instructs participants in the planning of work to be undertaken using an EWP, conducting routine maintenance checks before work, how to set up the EWP, operating the EWP and the safe shutdown and securing of the EWP at the conclusion of work.

This course is aimed at anyone who may be required to operate an elevating work platform under 11m.

Height Safety Engineers’s course primarily uses a boom-type EWP, however a scissor-lift style EWP may be able to used on request.

For the purposes of this course, a boom-type EWP means a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device, or any combination of these, used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated.

While this course contains material that relates to the National Standard for High Risk Work, successful completion will not make a participant eligible to recieve a high risk work licence.

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform Date

Thursday, 19 December – 8.00am to 4.30pm

The above is a public course date for training at Height Safety Engineers.

Private courses can be arranged by employers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking for their employees and contractors by contacting our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net

Private courses can be held at our training centres in Sydney and Melbourne, or at your office, job site, work site or warehouse through the use of our mobile simulation trailers.

Group discounts may be applicable for group bookings.

Location

The public class for RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform Training in December will be run at our flagship training centre in Sydney.

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

Course Fees

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform – $300.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Successful completion of the course and its assessment task will qualify the participants to receive a statement of attainment in:

RIIHAN301E Operate Elevating Work Platform

Further Information

Additional information on this course, including pre-requisites and enrollment requirements, is available from our student portal through the link below.

Operate Elevating Work Platform (Under 11m)

You can contact Height Safety Engineers’s training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net.

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). More information about undertaking training courses at Height Safety Engineers is available from at www.heightsafety.net/training.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Training Dates | December

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Training Dates | December

Learn the fundamentals of working safely at heights and how to use fall protection equipment with this one-day training course from Height Safety Engineers.

Public training course dates are available across December for RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights from Height Safety Engineers (RTO 91227).

This introductory course to working safely at heights teaches participants about height safety legislation and standards, how to perform a risk assessment and install control measures, identification of suspension trauma, correct fitting and usage of fall arrest harnesses as well as other fall arrest systems, the safe use of tools while workingat heights, and much more.

Participants will also learn how to select the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to use while working at heights, plus how to inspect their PPE before and after performing work to ensure it is kept in proper operational condition.

If you work at heights and are required to utilise fall arrest equipment, this course is for you.

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Dates

Wednesday, 4 December – 8.00am to 4.30pm
Wednesday, 18 December – 8.00am to 4.30pm

The above are public course dates for training at Height Safety Engineers.

Private courses can be arranged by employers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking for their employees and contractors by contacting our expert training team on 1300 884 978 or emailing training@heightsafety.net.

Private courses can be held at our training centres in Sydney and Melbourne, or at your office, job site, work site or warehouse through the use of our mobile simulation trailers.

Group discounts may be applicable for group bookings.

Location

Public classes for RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights in December will be run at our flagship training centre in Sydney.

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

Course Fees

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights – $295.00

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Successful completion of the course and its assessment task will qualify the participants to receive a statement of attainment in:

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Further Information

Additional information on this course, including pre-requisites and enrollment requirements, is available from our student portal through the link below.

Work Safely at Heights

You can contact Height Safety Engineers’s training team on 1300 884 978 or email training@heightsafety.net.

Height Safety Engineers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 91227) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). More information about undertaking training courses at Height Safety Engineers is available from 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.

Roofer’s Kit Explained: How To Work Safely At Heights

Roofer’s Kit Explained: How To Work Safely At Heights

Working on a roof – any roof – introduces the risk of a fall. A ‘roofer’s kit’ is basic safety equipment that any tradesperson working at heights should have in their truck.

A basic ‘roofer’s kit’ is industry-standard personal protection equipment (PPE) product that is available in a variety of different forms. It is the entry-level amount of equipment that a person should have when working at heights.

Generally, the base components of the kit include a harness, anchor strap, carabiners, a shock absorber and a simple bag to keep it all in. With less that half-a-dozen items, a user can engage with work being conducted at heights using a variety of different safety systems while remaining protected from falls and being compliant with relevant safe work legislation

At Height Safety Engineers, we developed our own ‘roofer’s kit’, using carefully chosen components, that takes Best Practice and Makes it Perfect.

Thinking Best Practice

Height Safety Engineers has numerous team members working at heights every day; I spent two years installing safety systems on roofs myself. There are two main motivators that workers consider while on the job.

The first is “getting it done” and the second is being comfortable. This especially applies when it comes to putting on a harness and setting up fall prevention equipment before embarking on working at heights.

Choosing the best piece of equipment that is comfortable and easy to use, but is also best in class at doing its job, is critical to ensuring that when the scale tips towards “getting it done”, it is still being done safely.

Skylotec CS-2 Harness set up on a torso dummy.
Skylotec CS-2 Harness

The Harness

When considering which harness to include in our kit, we first looked at what was required. For a harness to be complaint for working at heights it must be full body (over the shoulders and around the hips, not just one or the other), have both front and rear attachment points and be compliant to Australian Standards (AS/NZS 1891.1:2007 if you want to play along at home).

After careful consideration, Height Safety Engineers chose the Skylotec CS-2. We chose the Skylotec on the basis that it was easy to use, has an ultra-light weight and the high-quality manufacturing.

The Rope

We include a 15-metre Kernmantle rope with ‘grab’ and triple action carabiner.

Kernmantle comes from the German “kern” (core) and “mantel” (sheath). Meaning the rope is built in a similar manner to a power cord, for example. The core is wrapped in a covering. This offers better abrasion resistance and prolongs the working life of the rope compared to the twisted-poly style rope you might use to tie down the load in your trailer on the way to the tip.

Attached to the rope is the “erogrip”, again from Skylotec. This attachment tethers your shock absorber and harness to the rope whilst working at heights.

The grip offers smooth one-handed operation. It constantly slides along the rope, maintaining positive attachment distance, until called upon to act in the event of a fall.

The Carabiners

Height Safety Engineers include two additional carabiners in the ‘roofer’s kit’. Additional carabiners are required to ensure the rope line does not work itself out to a length that exceeds the potential fall distance. To do so would render the entire setup worthless.

Including additional carabiners resolves the issue of a worker mounting a roof and realising they do not have all the equipment with them to safely carry out the work. It means “getting it done” can still be carried out in a safe and compliant manner.

The Anchor Strap

The anchor strap is an additional connector a worker can use to attach to a beam, rafter or other appropriate point on a structure if there is no anchor point system installed.

Ther inclusion of the anchor strap in the kit ensures that it can be used in a variety of working at heights situations, not just at jobs where an anchor point or other height safety system has already been installed.

Skylotec BFD Shock Pack (0.3m)
Skylotec BFD Shock Pack (0.3m)

The Shock Absorber

The shock absorber is the part of the kit that is ultimately responsible for reducing injuries should a worker fall from a roof.

It works in the same manner to a bungee rope, soaking up the initial force generated during a fall so that impact felt by the worker and the structure they are attached to is greatly reduced.

Working in conjunction with a correctly used harness, the force of the fall is further spread across the body of the worker, reducing again the peak force generated on any particular part of their body.

Who Needs a ‘Roofer’s Kit’?

Anyone with the possibility of working on a roof or other raised area should have a kit available at a minimum. A fall from any height can be deadly, and utilising even a basic ‘roofer’s kit’ can help reduce the chance of injury and death.

But just having the kit itself is not enough. Being properly trained in working safely at heights will ensure a worker has the skills and foundational knowledge required to reduce the chances of their having a fall in the first place.

Height Safety Engineers offers a range of accredited training courses in working safely at heights as well as vertical and technical rescue. You can explore our full range of training courses at our Training Hub.

To find out more about the HSE Roofer’s Kit, please get in touch with our friendly staff on 1300 884 978, email enquiries@heightsafety.net or visit our PPE store at www.heightsafety.net.