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Course Title:                Fall Protection Plan

Description:               The training will enable participants to develop fall protection plans for people
working at height, required by the Occupational Health and safety act (Act 85 of
1993). It is ideally suited for people responsible for the safety and protection of
people working at height where there is a risk of injury from a fall.

Duration:                    1 Day

Target Audience:       All Managers, Supervisors and employees working in potential asbestos environments should attend this course

  • 1. Performing a Risk Assessment. 

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    • • Hazard Identification.
    • • Hazard Analysis
    • • Risk Assessor Requirements
    • • Safe work procedures, monitoring and review plans
    • • Ways to protect and prevent falls of people, equipment and materials
    • • Access and availability of risk assessments.
    • • Safety training in procedures and work hazards
  • 2. Fall arrest rescue equipment and advanced fall arrest rescue techniques  

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    • • Requirements and use of a comprehensive range of fall arrest and fall prevention equipment
    • • Rescue equipment needed for various rescue situations
    • • Various techniques – simple lowering techniques, hauling systems and cable.
    • • Definition of terms “shock load”, “fall factors” and “anchor loads “.
    • • Safe loading of an anchor point and its calculation per manufacturer’s instruction
    • • Procedures for fall arrest equipment inspection, maintenance and testing.
  • 3. Developing a fall protection plan and fall arrest plan 

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    • • Requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Building Regulations.
    • • Maintenance and distribution of a fall protection plan.
    • • Simulation and real scenarios in preparation of fall protection plan and fall arrest plan.
    • • Distinguishing between fall arrest plan and fall protection plan.
  • 4. Managing safety of personnel working at height. 

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    • • Medical and other risks associated with falls.
    • • Suspension trauma.
    • • Requirements for reporting a height safety incident.
    • • Teamwork and supervision during work at height.
    • • Health and training along with other factors to consider when choosing suitability for work at height.
    • • Maintenance of safety training records for personnel working at height.