Any person working on an elevated position, using fixed structures to gain access at height, and where a rescue can be performed efficiently by other rescue-trained personnel, for example, telecommunications, utilities (Eskom power lines), construction work and mining.
- Copy of I.D. document/passport.
- Copy of valid medical certificate.
Price available on request.
Aligned to US229998 – Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height.
Fallprotec Securope User.
Aligned to US229995 – Install, use and perform basic rescues from fall arrest and implement the fall protection plan.
Radio Frequency Awareness.
Certificate is valid for 3 years.
Designation: Fall Arrest Operator.
- 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 vertical and horizontal lifelines.
- Knowledge of Fallprotec Securope 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.
- 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.
- Use Fallprotec Securope lifelines.
- Managing minimum free space.
- Managing fall factors.
- Managing suspension trauma.
- Perform a basic fall arrest rescue and bring a casualty down to safety – “buddy rescue”.
- Lifting a 20 kg tool bag using a 1:1 lifting system.
- Applying safe work procedures in RF zones.
- All training is conducted aligned with local and international best practices. After successful completion of this course, he/she will be found trained aligned to South African Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 Construction Regulations.
- All Fall Arrest Operators must work under competent supervision as per site/task requirement, ensuring a fall arrest rescue can be performed at any time.
- Gravity Training cannot be held responsible for any unsafe and unlawful acts or behaviour as it is the duty of the technician to ensure his/her own safety and the safety of others on the worksite.