Course Title: Work safely at heights

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5828C

Course Title: Work safely at heights

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - 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.


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 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

SessionTopicLearning Activities/Resources                        Elements/Performance Criteria   Assessments
1.Theory of Work Safely on Roofs "CPC12/13 Plumbing Services learners
Resources Book
Work sheet 1
Answer questions 1-9

Pearson’s Roof Plumbing Basic roof safety
chapter 3
Work sheet 1
pg. 21-34

(Suggested, Pearson’s PowerPoint)

CEPU DVD work safe on roofs"

 1.1,1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Activities in class
Self-directed learning & completion of
learners resources
Hand out Plumbing Services learners
Resources Book
Pearson’s Roof Plumbing, Print chapter 3 (DO NOT HAND OUT BOOK) SEE WOK RESOURCE BOX for copy of chapter 3.

Work shop
Job 26&27. Students are to demonstrate the correct selection and fitting of a fall arrest harness, identify the manufactures requirements, inspect the condition of the harness, and fit the harness so that it feels comfortable but not restrictive, in accordance with code of practice.

Job 27&27. Students are to install perimeter fall protection on a working area of a corner, extending at least 4m in both directions, and greater than 1.8m high incorporating handrails and foot-walk or harness fixing points for safe personal access."

1 con’tdSWMNS and Underpinnings  2.1,2.2 2.3 2.4 
2.Practical Tasks-Correct use of safety harness,during tasks 26+27  3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Job 26& 27. Students are to install perimeter fall protection on a working area of a corner, extending at least 4m in both directions, and greater than 1.8m high incorporating handrails and foot-walk or harness fixing points for safe personal access."

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

CPC12/13 Plumbing Services LearnersResources Book. Pearsons Roof Safety Chapter 3


Relevant Standards and Codes of Practice

Other Resources

CEPU DVD Work Safe on Roofs

Overview of Assessment


Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 


Task 1


1a. Complete the resource book work sheets –1 Pearson’s construction skills, and Pearson’s roof plumbing and submit for assessment.

1b. Complete theory test/Underpinning questions (may be Verbal, print based or computer based) and submit for assessment.

1c.  Complete Theory task 24

Task 2


  1. Complete Job 68 & 69

these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1


Task 2









































To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Assessment Tasks

1. Assessment 1. Written Theory  and Underpinnings  Tasks 30%.

2. Practical Task demonstrating correct  fitting of a safety harness. 40%

3. Practical demonstration of 2 different types of Perimeter Fall Arrest Systems. 30%


To successfully  complete this unit , a student needs to be deemed competent (CA), in all 3 assessment tasks.

Grading Criteria:

NYC- Not Yet Competent

CA - Competent

DNS- Did not Submit Assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task Element/ PC Percentage Weighting.


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

2. Conduct  Work  Tasks 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4  70%

Other Information

Acadademic Misconduct

students are reminded that cheating,whether by fabrication,falseificationof data, or plaigiarism, is an offence ,subject  to University disciolinary procedures. Plaigiarism in oral or written presentations,is the presentation of the work,idea or creation of another person with appropriate referencing,as though it is one’s own.

Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students too allow their work to be plaigiarised by another student.

Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding thre use of cpoyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer  to the  Guidelines for Students at the Rmit University Homepage.

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