Course Title: Work safely at heights

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: OHTH5828C

Course Title: Work safely at heights

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3307 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

Nominal Hours: 8

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights


1 Identify work area requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Site of proposed work at heights is identified from relevant information.
1.2 Method of accessing work area is identified.
1.3 Tasks to be completed are identified from work orders and supervisor instructions.
1.4 Fall protection equipment is identified if required by site job workplace health and safety (WHS) analysis and statutory and regulatory requirements.
1.5 Approved methods of moving tools and equipment to work area are identified to minimise potential of falling objects, removal of scaffold components, inappropriate carrying of materials on ladders, and excessive bending or twisting in pass-up situations.


2 Access work area.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Fall protection equipment where required is correctly fitted, adjusted and anchored.
2.2 Arrangements are made to appropriately install required equipment taking account of all potential hazards.
2.3 Appropriate methods are used to access work area for self, tools and equipment, and materials.
2.4 Tools and materials are placed to eliminate or at least minimise the risk of items being knocked down.


3 Conduct work tasks.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Work is conducted following workplace approved procedures.
3.2 Fall protection equipment is kept in place and adjusted appropriately to cater for movement during work.
3.3 Scaffold components and fall barriers are kept in place during work.
3.4 Egress from work area is completed following work site supervisor approved methods for self, tools, materials and environmental requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include

Teaching Schedule

Session Topic Learning Activities/Resources Elements/Performance Criteria Assessments
 1. Theory of Work safely at heights. Pearsons construction skills resource book. DVD Working safely at heights.  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.  Project 5 in recording book
 1 cont’d. SWMS and underpinnings Students complete SWMS and underpinnings in student recording book.  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4.  Assessment 1- submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS.
 2.  Practical task- Correct use of safety harness during B24 task.  Student will demonstrate correct use of safety harness during B24 task. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4  Assessment 2- Practical assessment done with B24 (RF3013A).

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

CPC 11 Learners Resource Book


1. Relevant standards and codes of practices

Other Resources

CEPU DVD Work Safe on Roofs.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1- Written tasks & SWMS from workbook.  30% weighting.

Assessment 2- Practical demonstration showing correct use of safety harness during B24 task.  70% weighting.

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all three assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task Element/ PC Percentage Weighting

1. Workbook Activities /Access work area . 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 30%weighting.

 2. Conduct work tasks            3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4.  70% weighting.


Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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