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Fall Protection Chamber

The Institute for Work at HeightFall Protection Chamber

Fall Protection Chamber

The Fall Protection Chamber of the IWH Professional Body represents the practitioners involved with Fall Arrest and Fall Prevention in South Africa. Fall arrest is the use of fall arrest equipment designed to arrest a fall of a person working in a fall risk position.
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Fall Protection

Companies, Partnerships or Individuals engaged in fall arrest and / or fall prevention

All persons working at height (where there is a risk of a fall) are to be trained and competent to the relevant standards. No work at height, in a fall risk environment, is to be performed alone, Such work must be properly supervised.

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What is the difference between Fall Arrest and Fall Prevention?

The definition of Fall Protection;

  • The generic term that covers the complete mitigation process and actions covering both Fall Arrest and Fall Prevention.

The definition of Fall Prevention:

  • The processes and actions implemented to eliminate the risk of falling.

The definition of Fall restraint (work restraint);

  • Physical equipment used to limit or prevent the freedom of movement that could lead to a person getting into a position where they can fall.

The definition of Fall Arrest:

  • Processes and actions implemented to ensure controlled deceleration of a falling person.

When selecting a training provider we recommend the following;

  • That the Provider is accredited, with the relevant SETA, to provide training covering the qualifications required.
  • That the Assessors and Moderators are registered constituent members of that SETA.
  • That the Training Provider is recognised the relevant Professional Body for the industry.
  • That the Professional Body is registered with SAQA.

For more information contact the office for detail regarding the Working at Height Guidelines