Scaffolding

Fall Protection Plan

Learners wishing to acquire the competencies in this standard will be people responsible for the safety and protection of people working at height where there is a risk of injury from a fall. The learner will be responsible for the safety of others performing tasks at height. Qualifying learners are able to develop fall protection plans for people working at height, required by the Occupational Health and safety act (Act 85 of 1993).

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Performing a risk assessment of the worksite where work is to be done at height.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of fall arrest rescue equipment and advanced fall arrest rescue.
  • Developing a fall protection plan and fall arrest plan.
  • Managing safety of personnel working at heights.

In order for a successful learner of this standard to be able to function in a rope access operation, the learner must:

  • Be medically fit and in possession of a medical certificate, declaring him/her free from a condition that may prevent him/her from working safely as specified in the range statement. (An example of the content of the medical certificate is available in SABS 0333:2 Annex A.)
  • Have knowledge of suspension trauma.

3 Credits

Explain and Perform Fall Arrest Techniques when Working at Heights

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 follow fall arrest principles to perform work at height safely, under supervision of a qualified supervisor.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Explaining the use and limitations of a limited range of fall arrest equipment and fall arrest plan.
  • Inspecting, assembling and storing fall arrest equipment.
  • Selecting suitable anchor points.
  • Using fall arrest systems with a double lanyard.
  • Using pre-installed vertical and horizontal life-lines.In order for a successful learner of this standard to be able to function in a rope access operation, the learner must:
  • Be medically fit and in possession of a medical certificate, declaring the learner free from a condition that may prevent the learner from working safely as specified in the range statement. (An example of the content of the medical certificate is available in SABS 0333:2 Annex A).

2 Credits

Install, Use and Perform Basic Rescues from Fall Arrest Systems and Implement the Fall Protection Plan

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.

3 Credits

Scaffolding Inspector en Supervision

The qualifying learner will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to inspect access scaffolding for compliance with the South African National Standards (SANS) 10085. This unit standard will serve, in conjunction with related unit standards, to develop the qualifying learner to function as a scaffold inspector.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of different types of access scaffolding, applications and compliance.
  • Explaining the role and responsibilities of the inspector.
  • Reading and interpreting drawings, client requirements and other specifications.
  • Inspecting and handing over access scaffolding.

6 Credits

Scaffolding Erector and Dismantler

The qualifying learner will acquire the knowledge and skills required by the industry to function as a scaffold erector. Their functions will include leading a scaffold team. This includes the ability to safely and efficiently deploy the required resources to erect and dismantle access scaffolding. This unit standard will serve, in conjunction with related unit standards, to develop the qualifying learner to function as a scaffold erector in an access scaffold team.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

  • Interpreting basic drawings and instructions for the erection of access scaffolding.
  • Coordinating resources for the erection of access scaffolding.
  • Erecting and using access scaffolding.
  • Dismantling access scaffolding.

5 Credits

Working at Heights and Fall Protection

People credited with this unit standard will be able to describe the requirements with regard to working at heights.

The competency includes knowledge and understanding of the requirements applicable to:

  • Performing work in elevated positions.
  • Inspecting, caring for and storing fall arrest equipment effectively.
  • The safety, health and environmental principles regarding the safe construction and maintenance of working platform, ladders, scaffolds and walkways in elevated positions.

4 Credits