Working at Heights Courses

NOSA is an accredited height safety training provider through SETA (provider approval no: 3810) since 2011 as a specialist Fall Arrest training provider with constituent assessor and moderators registered, qualified and experienced in the facilitation of these height safety courses either on site or at our W@H Training Academy in Centurion. Currently NOSA is regarded as the biggest height safety training provider in South Africa having 13 height safety trainers as part of their full time complement servicing clients with not only accredited height safety training courses but also competency courses ranging from Basic Working at Heights to Post Fall Arrest Rescue.

Training is regarded as one of the key controls in a safety system ensuring that personnel are trained to both assess the risk of working at heights through risk assessments but also the development, implementation and revision of Fall Protection Plans  which is aligned to Regulations 9 & 10 of the 2014 Construction Regulations. With their courses focused on the essential outcomes as per the unit standards the practical application thereof is focused on both best practice and sound knowledge of height safety through NOSA’s experienced and highly skilled trainers delivering training of the highest standard with years of experience behind them.

Having an approved and accredited height safety training centre (based in Centurion), NOSA ensures that they provide learners with practical training with the aim of ensuring competent height safety technicians having the safety of them and their personnel as their highest priority enforced through sound skills and the application of controls.

 

The Courses:

Confined Spaces Workshop

Confined Spaces Workshop

Overview of confined spaces as a high risk area within a specific work environment with specific focus on the understanding of the applicable legislation pertaining to confined spaces, knowledge of the associated hazards, the relevant equipment necessary for both access and egress from the confined spaces and general aspects pertaining to the entry and exit procedures and permits.

DURATION: 1 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Legislation applicable to confined spaces
- General safety regulations
- Risk assessments (confined space specific)
• Understanding and deal with confined space dangers
• Confined space access procedures
- Entry permits
- Non-entry permit required entry
- Written safe working procedures
• PPE including:
- Harnesses
- David tri-pod systems
- Testing the atmosphere
• Rescue

TARGET GROUPS

Confined space entry permit issuers

Eskom Fall Arrest System Rescue

Eskom Fall Arrest System Rescue

This training is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work at height safely, thereby minimising the risk and increasing chances of survival should a fall occur.

DURATION: 2 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Legislative requirements
• Rescue and rescue equipment
- Rescue system and requirements
• Hardware
- Hardware safety, inspection, maintenance
and legal requirements
- Log instructions
• Self-Rescue
- Buddy Rescue (Rescuer can reach the fallen person directly)
- Buddy Rescue (Remotely, cannot reach the fallen person directly)
• Emergency response to fall arrest and the risks of suspension trauma
- Risk factors
- Signs and symptoms
- Prevention

TARGET GROUPS

• Supervisory personnel / Artisans

Eskom Fall Arrest System User

Eskom FAS User

This training is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work at height safely, thereby minimising the risk and increasing chances of survival should a fall occur.

DURATION: 2 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Legislative requirements
• Definitions
• Care and inspection of equipment
• Identification of equipment
• Inspection of equipment
• Use of equipment
• Climbing with the fall arrester system
• Working on a ladder
• Working on pole climbing shoes using the climb safe device
• Working on pole climbing shoes using the rope grab method
• Working in a substation
• Risk factors for suspension trauma induced shock syndrome

TARGET GROUPS

Any Eskom personnel in the Distribution sectionworking at heights (higher than 2 meters from their feet to the ground or within 2 meters of an edge where there is a possibility of a fall taking place) on the identified Eskom specific structures,   e.g. ladders, aerial devices, poles, pylons, mono poles, etc.
• Rigging personnel and Contractors
• Inspectors and Maintenance Personnel
• Health and Safety Reps, Suppliers sales and technical staff
• Safety Officers, Trainers and Loss Control Personnel
• Foremen, Supervisors and Engineering personnel
• Staff concerned with the use, or specifying of Lifting Equipment

Advanced Fall Arrest

Advanced Fall Arrest

This training is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to carry out a remote post-fall rescue in a safe and rapid manner that does not put the rescuer in any danger.

DURATION: 3 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: 4
SAQA ID: 229999
NQF LEVEL: 4
PREREQUISITES: Communication & Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent

COURSE OUTLINE

• Fall Arrest concept and Advance rescue equipment
- Working at height and fall protection plans
- Supervision
- Hazard and risk assessment
- Minimum free space
- Advance rescue equipment
- Equipment limitations and equipment inspection
- Knots
• Advance fall arrest rescues
- Rescue overview
- Anchoring points
- Belaying, descending and ascending
- Single person rescue / pick off

TARGET GROUPS

Any person working at heights (higher than 2 meters from their feet to the ground or within 2 meters of an edge where there is a possibility of a fall taking place) where the use of Fall Arrest Systems and specific type of PPE (ropes and knots) are going to be utilized.

Working at Height (Basic)

Working at Height (Basic)

This training is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work at height safely, thereby minimising the risk and increasing chances of survival should a fall occur.

DURATION: 1 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Definitions
• Legislation pertaining to Height Safety
• Risk Assessments
• Fall Protection Plans
• Types of PPE
• Height Safety PPE
• Identification and utilization
• Categories of work
• Fitment and Inspection
• Suspension Trauma

TARGET GROUPS

Any person working at heights (higher than 2 meters from their feet to the ground or within 2 meters of an edge where a fall can take place, e.g. rooftops, transformers, generators, MEWP’s, scaffolding, ladders, suspended platforms, etc.)

Basic Fall Arrest

Fall Arrest & Rescue

Fall Arrest & Rescue

This training is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work at height safely, thereby minimising the risk and increasing chances of survival should a fall occur.

DURATION: 3 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: 3
SAQA ID: 229995
NQF LEVEL: 3
PREREQUISITES: Communication & Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent

COURSE OUTLINE

• 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 system
• Interpreting and implementing a fall protection plan
• Performing basic fall arrest rescues to bring a casualty down to safety

TARGET GROUPS

Any person working at heights (higher than 2 meters from their feet to the ground or within 2 meters of an edge where there is a possibility of a fall taking place) where the use of Fall Arrest Systems and specific type of PPE (ropes and knots) are going to be utilized as well as where a rescue needs to be performed.

Fall Protection Plan Development

Fall Protection Plan Development

This training is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work at height safely, thereby minimising the risk and increasing chances of survival should a fall occur.

DURATION: 5 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: 3
SAQA ID: 229994
NQF LEVEL: 4
PREREQUISITES: Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3

COURSE OUTLINE

• Working at Height – Risk Assessment
- Introduction into working at heights
- Fall protection
- Risk and hazard identification
• Fall arrest equipment and rescues
- Working at height equipment
- Rescue techniques and associated equipment
- Equipment inspection and maintenance
• Develop a Fall Protection and Arrest Plan
- Health and safety compliance – legislation
- Fall protection plans
- Manage safety of personnel working at height

TARGET GROUPS

Safety Officers, supervisors or any identified personnel who is currently actively involved in and has been identified to write and prepare a fall protection plan in order to become competent (as required by the OHS Act) to prepare such a plan.

Post Fall Arrest Rescue

Post Fall Arrest Self Rescue

Post Fall Arrest Self Rescue

This training is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work at height safely, thereby minimising the risk and increasing chances of survival should a fall occur.

DURATION: 1 days
LICENSED: No
CREDITS: N/A
SAQA ID: N/A
NQF LEVEL: N/A
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE OUTLINE

• Safety Considerations
• Preparation of a rescue plan
• Casualty management
- Suspension Trauma
• Rescue Equipment
- Identification
- Inspection
- Usage

TARGET GROUPS

Any person working at heights (higher than 2 meters from their feet to the ground or within 2 meters of an edge where there is a possibility of a fall taking place) who must rescue someone (or himself) working with them OR is part of a rescue team on a specific site where height work are taking place

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