Working at Heights: 5 Reasons you Should Become qualified

working at heights

Working Safely at heights is not for the faint hearted and is quite a skill to have.  Without the knowledge and safety skills to work at heights you may miss out on many different opportunities.  Even if you are working in the industry on a regular basis it is still recommended to refresh your certificate every two years to ensure you are up to date with the current safety standards and to ensure you make it home safely.

If you are wondering why you should become qualified, here are five reasons you should become qualified or refresh your certificate.

  1. Increased Job Opportunity

Having an extra revenue stream or opportunities for more jobs within your current role doesn’t go a stray, especially leading up to the holiday season.  It allows for more financial freedom, the chance to grab that mining role, construction or solar job you have been considering but haven’t been able to pursue due to not having your certification.  The best thing is, it is only a one day course which means minimal down time from your current job and the opportunity for growth once you are qualified.

The following occupations/industries may require having a working at heights licence;

  • Electricians
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Oil and Gas
  • Concreters / Bricklayers / Steelfixers
  • Instrumentation Technicians
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Builders / Carpenters / Formworkers
  • Crane Operators
  • Doggers / Riggers / Scaffolders
  • Fitters – Fixed Equipment
  • Fitters – Mobile Equipment
  • Fixed Plant Operators
  • Mechanics
  • Mobile Plant Operators
  • Painters
  • Plumbers / Gas Fitters
  • Boilermakers / Welders
  • Trades Assistants / Labourers

2. Arrive Home Safely 

Often we go to work and take things for unintentionally for granted. We do things on autopilot and this can lead to silly mistakes, accidents and potentially not getting to go home to see our family.  

This course ensures that you have the right knowledge so that you can automatically protect yourself and ensure you are safe on the job within your own realms.  Being safe means productivity, you can enjoy your job and go home to your family safely.

3. Fast Track For Work 

By having your licence before you apply for work is like having a ticket in the fast lane.  This means your potential new employer doesn’t have to wait for you to become qualified which means you may be considered before your competing applicants.  It is a great way to also be considered for more opportunities in your current role and by having it you can progress faster.

4. Extends into the Household

The knowledge you learn on the course applies directly to your job, however it also extends out into the household.  This can also teach you family, including your children, how to be safe when doing high risk jobs or even around the house jobs such as cleaning gutters, painting, removing the missing ball from the roof, climbing and so much more.  You set the example and having this skillset definitely has a flow on effect.

5. It Means you are Safe at Work

Going to work, knowing you are safe and have the tools to handle dangerous situations allows you to be happy and more productive at work.  Knowing your teammates are skilled in this area also enables a trusting and safe work environment.

Our Working Safely at Heights course also goes hand-in-hand with Confined Spaces training, which many students prefer to combine.

We are offering funding for eligible QLD Residents.  

If you would like to enrol in our next course please get in touch for more information.  

To find out if you are eligible for the funding, get in touch with one of our fantastic training team members for more information.

training@voltedge.com.au

1300 761 366