Working at heights is considered to occur any place where there exists the risk of a person falling a distance of 2m or more as well as any place where a person can gain access to an area within a 2m radium of an open unprotected edge, whereby he or she runs the risk of falling a distance of 2m or more.
Accidents can usually be attributed to unsafe conditions, for this reason it is important that the necessary assessment is completed in terms of analysing job hazards.
In this course we will look topics such as legislation relating to working at heights, occupational health and safety regulations and safety equipment, to name but a few of the items we will explore.
Conducting Risk Assessments
Fall protection Plans
Principles of fall arrest
Fall arrest equipment
Who should attend?
Employees using ladders
Employees working on scaffolding
Any employees working at heights
If you work in construction or maintenance, your workplace may require you or your employees to work at heights every now and then, if not regularly. If that's the case for you, it's important that you know the rules and your rights.
It's an explicit requirement of current legislation that workers must not be placed at risk at any time throughout the course of their work. As a result, there are many safety regulations you need to be aware of and stay up to date with.
In situations where a worker is at risk of falling from one level to another and reasonably likely to injure themselves or someone else as a result, a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking must take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of working at heights.
It's been a tragic day for the city in Johannesburg. Three of their firefighters died in a Johannesburg building blaze, while the fourth one remains unaccounted for. This after a fire broke out at a government department building this morning. Twenty people including 7 firefighters were rushed to hospital for smoke inhalation. Unions say the building was declared unsafe by the department of labour last year. Gauteng Premier, David Makhura visited the site earlier tonight. Addressing the m
Community members and families wait anxiously outside the Munition Depot to hear more developments after reports of eight fatalities. EWN News
Monterey County Fire Investigator's Association, with association from NIST, provides Christmas tree safety tips to protect you and your family. A rapidly burning Christmas tree is shown in a living room façade as an example of how dangerous a dry Christmas tree can be if it catches fire.