Fall Arrest and Basic Rescue International (HSE)
Who Should Attend

Any person working on an elevated position, using a portable or fixed structure, to gain access and perform rescues at height, for example: telecommunications, utilities (Eskom power lines), construction work and mining.

Course Specifics

US229998 – Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height.

NQF Level 1

Credits: 2

US229995 – Install, use and perform basic rescues from fall arrest and implement the fall protection plan.

NQF Level 2

Credits: 3

Certificate Validity: is valid for 3 years

Theoretical Knowledge

• Introduction to Work at Height

• Work at Height definitions

• Legislation regarding Work at Height.

• Understanding on-site risk assessments

• Appropriate equipment care and pre-use climbing inspection methods

• Identification and use of climbing equipment

• Limitations of climbing equipment

• Limitations of safe anchoring points

• Understanding the advantages of a “buddy system”

• Basic knowledge of elevated work platforms.

• Basic knowledge of climbing wooden poles

• Basic knowledge of vertical and horizontal lifelines

• Understanding minimum free space areas

• Understanding fall factors

• Understanding the use of various fall arrest knots

• Implement a rescue plan

• Understanding suspension trauma

• Understanding the buddy rescue

• Understanding the risks involved with RF radiation

• RF exclusion zones and signs

• Safe work procedures in RF zones

• First aid and incident reporting regarding RF related injuries

Practical Skills

• Assemble a basic fall arrest kit

• Perform pre-use climbing equipment inspections

• Rope coiling/bagging

• Selecting safe anchoring points

• Making and using various fall arrest knots

• Implement the “buddy system”

• Using a work restraint system

• Exclusion zones/barricading

• Securing a work positioning system

• Movement using a shock absorbing lanyard

• Movement using a retractable lanyard

• Working on fragile rooftop surfaces

• Install and use temporary vertical and horizontal lifelines

• Low level FAS system

• Managing minimum free space

• Managing fall factors

• Managing suspension trauma

• Emergency escape system – “self rescue”

• Perform a basic fall arrest rescue and bring a casualty down to safety – “buddy rescue”

• Lifting a 20 kg toolbag using a 1:1 lifting system

• Safe work procedures in a RF area

Entry Requirements:

• Original certified copy of I.D. document / passport (driver’s licenses are not accepted).

• Copy of valid medical certificate.

• Learners must have basic numeric literacy and be able to understand, read and write English (special needs candidates can be accommodated on request).

Duration: 2 days
Category: HSE Course
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Fall Arrest and Basic Rescue
2 days

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