Unit Standard Title:

Install, Use And Perform Basic Rescues From Fall Arrest Systems And Implement The Fall Protection Plan


Unit Standard ID:


NQF Level:

Level 02




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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 Take Responsibility For Inspection And Installation Of Fall Arrest Systems And For Implementing Fall Protection Plans And Rescues.

The Qualifying Learner Is Capable Of:

  • -Explaining The Use Of A Range Of Fall Arrest Equipment And Knowledge Of -Applicable Regulations.
  • -Explaining And Using Basic Rope Knots.
  • -Installing And Using Fall Arrest Systems.
  • -Inspecting And Assembling Fall Arrest Equipment And Systems.
  • -Interpreting And Implementing A Fall Protection Plan.
  • -Performing Basic Fall Arrest Rescues To Bring A Casualty Down To Safety.


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 Him/Her Free From A Condition That May Prevent Him/Her 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).