Height Safety Courses


LENGTH: 8 Hours
TIME: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
FEES: $230 + GST per Trainee

2. WORKING AT HEIGHTS – ADVANCED – 2 DAYS (NZQA UNITS 23229 | 15757 | 17600)

LENGTH: 16 Hours
TIME: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
FEES: $450 + GST per Trainee

3. WORKING AT HEIGHTS REFRESHER – 1 DAY (NZQA UNITS 23229 | 15757 | 17600)

LENGTH 4 Hours
TIME 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
FEES $195 + GST per Trainee.

4. WORKING AT HEIGHTS – 1 DAY (NZQA UNIT 17600 | 25045)

LENGTH 8 Hours
TIME 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
FEES $230 + GST per Trainee

Course overview:

  • Height Safety trainees undertaking this training will gain knowledge to enable them to work safely at height.
  • The working at height training comprises of both theory and practical activities. The height safety training course will cover requirements under the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Act 1992 and HSE Regulations 1995 and Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height.
  • ACT Safety Ltd pride themselves in being able to provide height safety training to ensure competency for people to work at height safely.

Working at Heights NZQA unit standards

  • NZQA 23229 Use a safety harness for personal fall prevention when working at height (prerequisite for 15757 and 17600)  Level 3 Credits 4
  • NZQA 15757 Use, install, and disestablish proprietary fall arrest systems when working at height Level 3 Credits 4
  • NZQA 17600 Explain safe work practices for working at heights Level 3 Credits 3
  • NZQA 25045 Employ height safety equipment in the workplace Level 3 Credits 4

Key learning outcomes NZQA 23229 (as per unit standard):

  • Identifying hazards associated with the wearing of a safety harness and associated equipment while working at height.
  • Identifying the different parts of a safety harness and how to check for faults associated with a harness and associated equipment for people who want to work at height.
  • Fitting a height safety harness in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Using a safety harness where a fall hazard exists at height
  • Implementing a rescue plan in the event of a fall from height.

Key learning outcomes of height safety course (NZQA 15757)

  • Identifying anchor points and prepare to install a proprietary fall arrest systems for safety at height
  • Installing horizontal and vertical temporary proprietary fall arrest systems while working at height
  • Using proprietary fall arrest systems
  • Disestablishing proprietary fall arrest systems


Key learning outcomes of height safety training (NZQA 17600)

  • Explaining the legislative requirements associated with working at heights
  • Explaining the systems suitable for working at heights


Key learning outcomes of height safety training (NZQA 25045)

  • Identify the common types of height safety equipment employed on height 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

Working at height refresher information:

To remain compliant with Health & Safety legislation and industry ‘good practice’ guidelines, trainees are generally required to refresh their heights unit standards training every 2 years.  On successful completion of the course the trainee’s wallet card will be updated and reissued with a new refresher date for the heights unit standards they hold. (Please note that unit standards are not awarded or uploaded to NZQA on refresher training as attendees can only refresh units they already hold). 



You will get a wallet card and certificate after you have attended and successfully completed your assessment at the training course.

Your Working at Heights certificate/wallet card will have an expiry date of 2 years so you can comply with the recommendation from Work Safe and the Working at Heights Association which recommends that this training is refreshed every 2 years.

Any person engaged in working at heights need to ensure that they can provide evidence that they have attended training for working at heights.  PCBU’s/Employers with staff who works at heights also need to be able to provide evidence that their staff has attended the necessary working at heights training and have the necessary skills to be able to perform their work safely.  PCBUs/Employers also need to be checking and recording that contractors performing work at heights have the necessary working at heights training requirements to perform the job they are doing.

This is to keep everyone safe in the case of an event that Work Safe is required to perform an investigation.  More information can be found on Work Safe’s website.

This is dependent on the type of work being performed.  For more information, read the information in this link https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/working-at-height/equipment-for-working-at-height.  It is recommended that you can also do more research regarding working at heights on Work Safe’s website:  https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/