HRETDs safe working at heights (fall arrest) training course details
Working at heights
SAQA unit standard:  229994
Field:  Services
NQF level:  04 (3 credits)
Maximum learners per group:  Ten learners
Novice training duration:  Two days
Re-certification training duration:  One day
HRETDs safe working at heights (fall arrest) training course details
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Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earth moving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Accident/incident investigation
Confined space entry
Fire fighting level 1
Fire fighting level 2
First aid level 1
First aid level 2
General housekeeping
Handling HAZMAT
Health and safety rep
Hot work permissions
Lockout and isolation
OHS in depth
OHS overview
Stacking & storing
Stacking & storing HAZMAT
Working at heights
Workshop & powertools
Landscaping tools

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HRETD is proud to present this state-of-the art working at heights training course that includes visual presentations. Approved by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), the course is designed to provide the learner with awareness, knowledge and the necessary skills to arrest falls from height with the proper use of fall protection products to ensure safety on the job site.

Entry requirments

Grade 7 certificate (basic Maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification.

Included in this mutimedia training programme
For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of working at heights training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Working at heights (fall arrest) safety training

Scaffolding safety and construction

Working at heights (fall arrest) safety training

Construction health and safety training

Course content

• Fall protection essentials guide:
   Get a better view from up high!

• Falls from height statistics

• Where does the problem lie?

• 2 Steps before considering the use of
   Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE)

• Recommendations for safe working at height

• Before any work at height, it is
   absolutely necessary to answer the
   3 following questions…

• Understanding PFPE

• Working at height categories
• Personal Fall Protection Equipment selection
• Anchor devices

• Full body harness

• Connecting devices

• Fall arresters on rigid lines and rails
• Fall clearance when working at heights
• Understanding regulations and standards

• Regulations & standards for working at heights
• Care and maintenance of PFPE

• Requirements for rescue

• Key planning factors

Each learner will recieve
Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical, as well as a practical application assessment is conducted, and the learner is found competent, and if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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CETA accreditedTraining programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Autority.

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This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Autority.


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HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.