Background to High Risk Work Licences

Pressure equipment operation is classed as High Risk Work (HRW).

A licence to perform HRW is part of a national system which authorises individuals to carry out particular classes of work including boiler operation

The HRW licence has been incorporated into each state’s law via their respective WHS Regulations.

To obtain a HRW licence, a person must be trained in accordance with the applicable Unit of Competency by an RTO and then be assessed as competent against the applicable national assessment instrument (NAI) by an Assessor who is accredited by the Work Health and Safety regulator under the WHS regulations