Fall Arrest


In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer.

Fall Arrest

Fall Arrest


The principles of fall arrest are that whenever working in a position where you could fall, then fall arrest equipment and techniques will need to be used. This is to stop the fall and lessen the effect on the person and possibly those around them. A fall arrest system consists of a full body harness, a fall arrest device and an anchor point. This cause of fatal injury in the workplace is in the top three causes of injury.

Fall Arrest training facilitates employees to learn how to remain safe and keep others safe. Employers fulfil their legal obligations, show commitment to the health and safety of staff, and avoid the consequences that result from accidents in the workplace.


To ensure all workers using fall protection systems at heights understand how to identify hazards and prevent falls.

Course Prerequisite

Communication at ABET Level 3 & Mathematical at ABET Level 3

Language of Delivery


Delivery Methods

Course is facilitated by a competent subject matter trainer, who utilises a combination of the following techniques to ensure that the session is practical and experiential: Discussion; Role Play; Exercises & Case Studies; Videos/DVD’s; Games, Slide Shows & Written Questions.

Training & Evaluation

  • Training on a 50% theoretical and 50% practical basis.
  • Evaluation on at least 30% theoretical and 50% practical basis.

Who should attend?

The Fall Arrest course is designed to provide basic information for anyone involved in or affected by work at height. The aim of this course is to ensure that personnel are aware of the legal requirements when using fall protection equipment, and are aware of their responsibilities and rescue plans in the case of an emergency.

Relevant professions and industries include:

  • Construction
  • Warehouses and Factories
  • Tradespeople
  • Scaffolders
  • Window Fitters
  • Telecommunications


1 Day


  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Lunch & Refreshments (not applicable to on-site training)
  • SAIOSH Accredited (2 CPD credits/points)
  • Electronic Certificate (on successful completion of the course)
  • Electronic Delegate Feedback Questionnaire
  • Certificate: Recognised by the Department of Labour & SAIOSH Accredited
  • Note: Certificate is valid for a period of 2 years from date of issue

Course outline