Competent Scaffold, Ladders and Height Work

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Scaffold Ladders and Height Work

Scaffold Ladders and Height Work

Course outcomes: 
Scaffold Ladders and Height Work

Safely perform work in elevated positions
Legislative and Employers’ requirements
Fall protection plan as per Construction Regulations 8
The planning of safe work at heights
The type of work to be carried out
Who is expected to carry out the height work?
Medical, Risk Assessment, Training, Emergencies
Methods – Ladders, Scaffolding, Platforms, Walkways
Inspect, care and store fall arrest equipment
Firstly, the focus is on the inspection of fall arrest equipment. This is followed by the care of this equipment. Next, we look into the storage of the equipment. After that, we discuss the replacement of fall arrest equipment. Lastly, we delve into the definitions related to this equipment.
Harness and body belt inspection; Hardware, Lanyards
Self-retracting lifeline inspection; Examples of improper connections
Cleaning, maintenance, and storage
Record keeping
Importance of record keeping, Responsibility
Basic principles of working in elevated positions
To begin with, we focus on Scaffolding. This is followed by Stairways and ladders. Next, we discuss Walkways in elevated positions. Finally, we delve into Reporting
Purpose of reporting, Responsibility, Structure, Action
Record keeping
Deviations – Damaged or condemned equipment; Equipment not complying
How to identify potential hazards in the work area and what to do with them.
People know the implication of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards
Content of a health and safety plan.
What a legal compliance audit entails
The use and application of Personal protective equipment
Emergency procedures to limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency.
Different fire extinguishers
Procedures to handle injuries, incidents, and illness in the work area.

Purpose of the course: 
Safe Scaffolding Ladders and Height

Initially, this theoretical awareness course covers safety measurements regarding Scaffold. Following that, it extends to safety measures for Ladders. Finally, it encompasses Height works in any environment.

We will issue Attendance and Competent certificates electronically, in PDF

SAQA unit standard aligned
Starting with Unit standard 120362, we focus on Monitoring. Next, you will report and make recommendations pertaining to specified requirements in terms of working at heights It’s important to note that this is an NQF level 3 course, worth 4 credits

Unit standard 9964 Apply Health and Safety to a work area NQF level 2 is worth 3 credits