Working at Height


Title: Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height
Unit Standard: 229998
Credits: 2
NQF Level: 1

Course Agenda

  • Objectives & Definitions
  • Legal Requirements when working at Heights
  • Construction Regulations – Fall Protection
  • Responsibilities
  • General Working at Heights Principles
  • Before Working at Heights
  • Fall Arrest Systems 
  • Full body harness and work positioning systems 
  • Ranges of personal fall arrest equipment  
  • Who Qualifies to Work at Heights
  • Working at Height Structures
  •  Use of certificated and identified fall arrest equipment and reasons
  • Use of helmet with a chinstrap and reasons 
  • Use and limitations of a limited range of fall arrest equipment and fall arrest plan
  • Anchor points and purpose of an anchor points
  • 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.
  • Risks of using a non-energy absorbing lanyard  and examples
  • Group Activity & Practical Assessment
  • Assessment
  • Course Evaluation
  • Practical


  • Delegates must be able to communicate – NQF level 3.
  • Delegates must be able to read and interpret drawings – NQF level 3.
  • Delegates must be competent in basic mathematics – NQF Level 3.


Delegates will be issued with a certificate of completion upon successful completion of this course and a statement of result once issued by relevant SETA. 


1 day


South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Botswana, Lagos, Rwanda & Namibia 

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