Technicians who need to move up and down structures while being suspended from ropes to perform work at height.

  1. Original certified copy of I.D. document/passport (driver’s license not accepted).
  2. Copy of valid medical certificate.
  3. Learners must have basic numeric literacy and be able to understand, read and write English (special needs candidates can be accommodated on request).

R 6 958.00 (Incl. VAT)

Refresher Course – R 4 993.00 (Incl. VAT)

Minimum: 6
Maximum: 8

*Please communicate preferred group sizes to your relevant bookings personnel as some clients may require smaller groups. Please be aware that smaller group sizes may affect your course price.

Days: 5

Refresher Course – Days: 4

US229998 – Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height.

NQF Level 1
Credits: 2

Gravity Vertical System User.

US230000 – Perform a limited range of rope access tasks and rescues.

NQF Level 2
Credits: 6

Certificate is valid for 3 years.

Designation: Rope Access Technician.

Theoretical Knowledge:

  1. Introduction to work at height.
  2. Work at height definitions.
  3. Legislation regarding work at height.
  4. Understanding on-site risk assessments.
  5. Appropriate equipment care and pre-use climbing inspection methods.
  6. Identification and use of climbing equipment.
  7. Limitations of climbing equipment.
  8. Limitations of safe anchoring points.
  9. Managing sharp edges.
  10. The advantages of a buddy system.
  11. Basic knowledge of vertical and horizontal lifelines.
  12. Basic knowledge of rigging vertical lifelines.
  13. Knowledge of Fallprotec Securope lifelines.
  14. Minimum free space areas.
  15. Fall factors.
  16. The use of various fall arrest knots.
  17. Suspension trauma.
  18. The buddy rescue.
  19. Correct completion of a rope access log book.
  20. Knowledge of Gravity Vertical System.
  21. Knowledge of Fallprotec Securail systems.
  22. Knowledge of Fallprotec SafeAccess systems.

Practical Skills:

  1. Assemble a rope access kit.
  2. Perform pre-use climbing equipment inspections.
  3. Rope coiling/bagging.
  4. Selecting safe anchoring points.
  5. Implement the buddy system.
  6. Making and using various rope access knots.
  7. Use of a rope access work seat.
  8. Climbing over the edge of a building.
  9. Rigging double working ropes.
  10. Perform various rope access manoeuvres:
    10.1   Ascending ropes.
    10.2  Descending ropes.
    10.3  Traversing a loop.
    10.4  Traversing a re-belay.
    10.5  Rope to rope transfers (long and short).
    10.6  Descending over the edge.
    10.7  Deviation.
    10.8  Vertical and horizontal aiding.
  11. Rescue from a loaded backup device – self rescue.
  12. Snatch rescue from a descending device – buddy rescue.
  13. Safe use of Gravity Vertical System.
  14. Safe use of Fallprotec Securail systems.
  15. Safe use of Fallprotec SafeAccess systems.
  1. All training is done in accordance with local and international best practices as well as local acts and regulations. Candidates have been found competent as per Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 Construction Regulations 1.
  2. All Rope Access Level 1 Technicians must work under competent supervision as per site/task requirement, ensuring a rope access rescue can be performed at any time as per Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 Construction Regulation 10.2 (e).
  3. Rope Access Level 1 Technicians must work under direct supervision of a competent Rope Assess Supervisor as per Construction Regulation 18 (rope access work) and ISO 22846-1 & 2. Competency of the supervisor shall be determined by the site/task complexity and related risks.
  4. Gravity Access cannot be held responsible for any unsafe and unlawful acts or behaviour as it is the duty of the technician to ensure his/her own safety and the safety of others on the work site.