We are committed to being a world-class centre of excellence that enriches, empowers, equips and inspires people through height safety solutions.


We aim to fulfil our vision by delivering professional work at height access solutions in partnership with our clients.

We will achieve this by providing expert consultation, technical expertise and quality products.


  • Conducting day-to-day business with INTEGRITY at all times.
  • Striving for QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE and constant improvement.
  • Being SOLUTION DRIVEN with solutions fitted to each individual situation.
  • Creating meaningful RELATIONSHIPS with our fellow colleagues and all stakeholders to Gravity Training

Management Structure




Managing Director

Gravity Training Access - Gert Forster

Gert Forster

The founding father of the Gravity Group, Gert Forster is a born and bred Pretorian. Across a illustrious work at height career (a deviation from his studies in Nature Life Management) Gert achieved IRATA and IWH level 3 status early on and has continued to improve not only himself but the entire industry and has been doing so since 1994. It should come as no surprise that Gert has a love for heights, the outdoors and people.

Gravity Training Access - Ryno Griesel

Ryno Griesel

Ryno Griesel was born in Pretoria, South Africa, and after making quick work of his Chartered Accountant (SA) qualification (as well as becoming an Independent Auditor and a SARS Tax Practitioner) he turned his attention to the work at height industry. With a passion for people and making a difference through business combined with a love for climbing and adventure, Ryno and the Gravity Group were a perfect fit from the start. He has been involved with the Gravity Group since 2005.

Gravity Training Access - Andries Nel

Andries Nel

Hailing from the Freestate, Andries has been with Gravity since 2012. He completed his B.Com Financial Management and then went on to become a SAIPA Accounting Technician as well as obtaining his CIMA Certificate. He has a passion for business that focusses on service delivery, honesty, integrity and quality. His aim is to help grow to company to such and extent where we can have the opportunity to give back to the community at large.

Gravity Training Access - Hein Stapelberg

Hein Stapelberg

Raised on a smallholding, Hein Stapelberg grew up loving the outdoors. His first work at height project was in 1999 and he developed a passion for the industry from there. He has travelled and worked internationally and gained a wide range of experience. He remains a driving force for safer work at height and has been involved in a range of roles in the formalising and regulating of the industry. Hein enjoys time in the mountains with his family.




Port Elizabeth Branch

Ryno Swart

Adriaan Bester

Samson Motau

Ronel Klopper