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Working at Heights course accredited by the the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Working at Heights

OHSA Health and Safety Consultants

Accredited training provider

OHSA Health and Safety Consultants’ Director has over 20 years’ experience within the Safety industry both locally and internationally working with multinational work crews. With a passion for excellence, OHSA Health and Safety Consultants – who are accredited with CETA, merSETA, SHEilds, and Saiosh – started business in South Africa in 2012, bringing their international expertise to the South African market in order to uplift and upskill the national HSE market closer to home.

Key Concepts Covered in this Course

Course Summary

This course will help ensure that participants understand and comply with the duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for working at heights.

Course Details

Course Duration

Approx. 1 day

Course Price

R980 (R1,400)

Course Level

Beginner

Course Description

This course will help ensure that participants understand and comply with the duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for working at heights.

The course designed for employers and employees of a company that have personnel working at elevated heights of 1.8m or more, and covers topics like regulation, fall prevention, scaffold safety, harness safety, and lifelines, among many others.

Key Features

Course Content

  • Course navigation
  • About this course

  • Regulations and definitions
  • Requirements for working at heights

  • Fall protection
  • Fall clearance calculations
  • Quiz: Self-assessment

  • Inspections of harnesses
  • Fall arrest versus fall restraint
  • Suspension trauma
  • Anchor points
  • Quiz: Self-assessment

  • Harness safety
  • Lifelines
  • Scaffold safety
  • Elevated work from platforms
  • Quiz: Self-assessment

  • General introduction to working safely on ladders
  • Stairs and fixed ladders
    Representatives
  • Portable Ladders
  • Lesson 30: Manager responsibility
  • Quiz: Self-assessment
  • Scenario: Equipment Demonstration

  • Feedback
  • Quiz: Final test

The course is accredited by the the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

OHSA is a part of the SAIOSH Institute of Health and Safety South Africa as a Technical member and also a Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner. OHSA Is also part of iosh for OHSAS as a 18001 auditor.

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