The Protekta Work at Heights division continuously strive towards increasing the level of safety in Work at Heights and Confined Space industries through top quality training, industry leading equipment and strategic industry leading partners.

We have partnered with International Industry Leaders to ensure we can provide you (our client) with the best solutions to your specific work at height and confined space challenges..

Together with our brand partners we have access to substantial industry knowledge and experience  (3M Fall Protection Brands – DBI-Sala over 75 years, Protecta over 40 years), (Lobo advanced platform towers – Over 20 years) which enables us to provide a working at heights solution that provides maximum SAFETY while never compromising EFFICIENCY or PRODUCTIVITY.

As the official Distribution and Service centre to 3M Fall Protection, we pride ourselves in supplying solutions that are long term. As an example, specific fall arrest equipment that has been damaged can be fixed and re-certified for a fraction of the replacement value – Increasing the longevity of your current solution.


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We have received work at heights training on both international and local levels – allowing us to provide clients with training of international standards and best practices whilst ensuring the local competencies are achieved. All work at heights courses offered are simple to understand and remember, ensuring that candidates leave our facility with a greater understanding and appreciation of working safely at heights.

Training is certified by SAQA (South Africa Qualifications Authority) and registered with the IWH(Institution of Working at Heights).

Fall Protection Training:

  • Basic Fall Arrest Technician (NQF – US229998)
  • Fall Arrest Technician (NQF – US229998 + US229995)
  • Fall Protection Plan Developer (NQF – US229994)
  • Dropping Tools – Python (CPD)
  • Ladder Training (CPD)
  • Fall Protection Workshops (CPD)

LOBO Advanced Platform Training:

  • Lobo erector (LNQ)
  • Lobo inspector and user (LNQ)

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We only provide Work at Heights equipment which has been tested and certified safe to use. As the Work at Heights industry has predominantly been adopted from the European standard we ensure all equipment offered is EN Certified and CE Marked. Fall Protection equipment is classified as a Category III product, failure of this equipment is likely to result in serious injuries, if not fatalities.

As the primary distribution and service centre of 3M Fall Protection in SADC (Southern African Development Community) we can offer over 20 000 products for fall protection alone. The range specialises in equipment designed for Hot Works, Sharp Edges, Corrosive Environments and many other real-work challenges.

Most popular Fall protection products:

  • Harnesses and lanyards
  • Self-retracting lifelines
  • Connections
  • Rescue kits
  • Temporary and permanent lifelines
  • Anchor points
  • Confined space entry/rescue equipment
  • Fall protection for tools
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As specialists in the Work at Heights industry we can assist with a full array of Work at heights services. These services aim to increase safety, productivity and long term solutions. This combination will ensure you get the maximum return on your equipment while ensuring your employees utilise the equipment.

  • Fall protection plan development
  • Risk assessments
  • Quarterly equipment inspections
  • Official 3M service centre
  • Permanent system installations
  • Permanent system certification
  • Rescue assistance
  • Lifeline assistance
  • Confined space solutions
  • Equipment demonstrations
  • Site assessment
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Most businesses are likely to require work platforms and scaffolding at some stage. However, if you’re hiring this equipment on a regular basis, it will soon become a significant annual expense. Furthermore, such equipment usually requires specialist help to assemble, particularly if customised designs are needed for one-off projects.

The LOBO Work Platform System is an industrial maintenance work platform access system which can easily be tailored to individual requirements to provide a bespoke work platform.

This solution has been available in the UK and USA and implemented by major international companies such as NASA, Rolls Royce, Unilever and Coca-Cola.

A couple benefits the LOBO System Provides:

  • 24/7 Access solution
  • No assembly tools required
  • Quick erection and dismantle
  • Modular – Create a solution for ANY work area
  • Remove fall risk (No harness/Fall protection required)
  • Maximum 10 meter freestanding solution

The equipment is fully EN compliant and can be custom made to your unique challenges.

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