Unit Standard Title:

Explain And Perform Fall Arrest Techniques When Working At Height


Unit Standard ID:


NQF Level:

Level 01




2 Days


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).