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Fall Protection

Fall Protection

Companies, Partnerships or Individuals engaged in fall arrest and / or fall prevention

All persons working at height (where there is a risk of a fall) are to be trained and competent to the relevant standards. No work at height, in a fall risk environment, is to be performed alone, Such work must be properly supervised.

What is the difference between Fall Arrest and Fall Prevention?

The definition of Fall Protection:

  • The generic term that covers the complete mitigation process and actions covering both Fall Arrest and Fall Prevention.

The definition of Fall Prevention:

  • The processes and actions implemented to eliminate the risk of falling.

The definition of Fall restraint (work restraint);

  • Physical equipment used to limit or prevent the freedom of movement that could lead to a person getting into a position where they can fall.

The definition of Fall Arrest:

  • Processes and actions implemented to ensure controlled deceleration of a falling person.

When selecting a training provider we recommend the following;

  • That the Provider is accredited, with the relevant SETA, to provide training covering the qualifications required.
  • That the Assessors and Moderators are registered constituent members of that SETA.
  • That the Training Provider is recognised the relevant Professional Body for the industry.
  • That the Professional Body is registered with SAQA.

For more information contact the office for detail regarding the Working at Height Guidelines

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