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Revealed: What Construction Regulations 2014 say about fall protection plans

by , 04 March 2014
Construction Regulations have changed. Continue reading to find out what's new regarding fall protection plans.

The new Construction Regulations require you to do the following three things when it comes to fall protection plans

When it comes to fall protection plans, not much has changed in terms of the new construction regulations. This said, the wording is a bit different compared to the old regulations. We'll highlight what you must do so you'll be in line with the slight amendments:

The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors outlines what you're required to do when it comes to fall protection plans:

#1: According to Construction Regulations 2014, a contractor must:

  • Appoint a competent person to be responsible for the preparation of a fall protection plan;
  • Ensure that the fall protection plan is implemented, amended where and when necessary and maintained as required; and
  • Take steps to ensure continued adherence to the fall protection plan.
  • Ensure that all unprotected openings in floors, edges, slabs, hatchways and stairways are adequately guarded, fenced or barricaded.

#2: Construction Regulations 2014 state that your fall protection plan must include:

  • A risk assessment of all work carried out from a fall risk position and the procedures and methods used to address all the risks identified per location;
  • A programme for the training of employees working from a fall risk position and the records of the training; and
  • A rescue plan that details the necessary procedure, personnel and suitable equipment required to affect a rescue of a person in the event of a fall incident.

#3: According to Construction Regulations 2014, a contractor must ensure that a construction manager has the most recently updated version of the fall protection plan.

Now that you know what Construction Regulations 2014 say about fall protection plans, make sure you comply.

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