Working at Heights - Refresher Course


This is a refresher course for this will provide appropriate knowledge and understanding to identify working at heights hazards and where a fall hazard exists be able to plan and perform safe work at heights.

Who Should Attend

This is a refresher course for those that have completed the working at heights unit standards (see below). Personnel required to work at heights including construction workers, scaffolders, EWP operators, confined space workers and Issuers of height permit or work authorities.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the hazards associated with working at height.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety harnesses and associated systems and equipment.
  • Plan and complete practical height related tasks.
  • Prepare and use height related rescue plans.


Completion of unit standards 17600, 23229, 15757. Trainees must hold the unit standards that they are seeking refresher training on. Evidence will be required.

NZQA Unit Standards Refreshed

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
17600 Explain Safe Work Practices for Working at Height (One day course when conducted by itself) 3
23229 Use safety harness system when working at height (Pre-requisite for 15757) 4
15757 Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems 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

Please note that credits are not assessed against or awarded for refresher training - no credit costs are applicable. You must hold these unit standards to complete the refresher training.


One Day

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of 8 trainees and a Maximum of 10 trainees per course delivery.


Course Fees

$357.00 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and certificate.

NZQA Credits

Not applicable - credits are not assessed against or awarded for refresher training 


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.