Work Safely at Heights Course
Mining training brisbane



To stay safe, which is the number one priority for all mining companies, this RIIWHS204D Working at Heights training course will help you understand the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of working at heights in a mining environment. This highly interactive and engaging 1 day course covers a variety of topics including choosing and inspecting equipment that is used to securing yourself whilst working at heights.

This course is suitable for those working or looking for work in operational roles at work sites within coal mining, drilling, metalliferous mining and civil construction.


  • Identifying the work requirements
    You will learn what classifies as "working at heights"ť along with an introduction to determining site layout and condition of structures, equipment requirements and potential hazards.
  • Identify work procedures and instructions for the task
    You will be required to know how to select the correct equipment and inspect it for condition and safety. You will also learn what appropriate signs and barricades are required to be installed.
  • Access and install equipment
    This is where you will correctly fit, adjust and anchor the fall protection and associated equipment including harnesses, belts, anchor points and your own equipment
  • Perform Work at Heights
    This part of the course will see you checking safety systems, monitoring risk control, locating material and equipment in accordance with requirements and the manual handling of materials and equipment.
  • Clean up
    Your shift has finished, it is now time to clean up. You will be shown how to check the safety systems and remove them from the work site together with what is to be cleaned, checked and maintained.


Duration: 1 day

Cost: $380

Things to think about before enrolling in this course

Whilst a White Card is not required to complete this course, it is an essential requirement to have one if you wish to work in the construction industry. If you do not currently have a White Card you get one online for $39 at

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iMINCO Mining Information Training Recruitment

Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

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Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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