Learners wishing to acquire the competencies in this standard will be people working at height where there is a risk of injury from a fall. Learners will be involved in performing tasks at height. Qualifying learners are able to take responsibility for inspection and installation of fall arrest systems and for implementing fall protection plans and rescues.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Explaining the use of a range of fall arrest equipment and knowledge of applicable regulations.
Explaining and using basic rope knots.
Installing and using fall arrest systems.
Inspecting and assembling fall arrest equipment and systems.
Interpreting and implementing a fall protection plan.
Performing basic fall arrest rescues to bring a casualty down to safety.
SAQA ID: 229995
NQF Level: 2
Accrediting SETA: CETA
Duration: 3 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:
Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent
Unit Standard Range
The scope of this unit standard is for any person who needs to perform work at height where the learner will work under supervision.
In the context of this unit standards fall arrest refers to the principles needed to perform work at height safely. It applies to situations where work is performed at a height where there is risk of injury from a fall. In legislation the height is considered to be 3m above ground level.