This course is designed with the intent that Rope Access Level 1 Technicians can advance to Level 2 Practitioners to enable supervision of Rope Access Level 1 Technicians on simple worksites as per ISO 22846-2.

  1. Theory Entry Requirements:
    • Logbook with 1000 Level 1 hours accumulated and signed by a Rope Access Level 2 Practitioner or Rope Access Level 3 Supervisor.
    • Learners must have good English reading and writing ability.

    Practical Entry Requirements:

    • Successful completion of knowledge questionnaire.
    • Original certified copy of I.D. document/passport (driver’s license not accepted).
    • Copy of valid medical certificate.
    • Copy of valid First Aid Level 1 certificate.

Theory : R 1 362.00 (Incl. VAT)

Practical : R 5 952.00 (Incl. VAT)

Refresher Course – Practical : R 5 065.00 (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.

Theory: 1 day
Test: 1 day
Practical: 5 days

Refresher Course – Practical: 4 days

UUS229996 – Rig working ropes, undertake rescues and perform a range of rope access tasks.

NQF Level 3
Credits: 6

Certificate is valid for 3 years.

Designation: Rope Access Practitioner.

Theoretical Knowledge:

  1. Introduction to work at height.
  2. Work at height definitions.
  3. Legislation regarding work at height.
  4. Gather relevant work site information.
  5. Completing an on-site pre-task risk assessment.
  6. Completing a 3-monthly climbing equipment inspection form.
  7. Completing a pre-use climbing equipment inspection form.
  8. Identification and use of climbing equipment.
  9. Limitations of climbing equipment.
  10. Safe codes of practice for the placing of anchor points.
  11. Selecting safe anchor points used for rigging of ropes.
  12. Managing sharp edges.
  13. Setting up top and bottom exclusion zones.
  14. Understanding the advantages of a buddy system.
  15. Basic knowledge of vertical and horizontal lifelines.
  16. The principles of rigging working ropes.
  17. Cable ways.
  18. Minimum free space areas.
  19. Fall factors.
  20. The use of various rope access knots.
  21. Suspension trauma.
  22. The buddy rescue.
  23. Correct completion of a rope access log book.
  24. Responsibilities of supervising a simple rope access work site.

Practical Skills:

  1. Assemble a rope access kit.
  2. Perform pre-use climbing equipment inspections.
  3. Perform 3-monthly climbing equipment inspections.
  4. Rope coiling/bagging.
  5. Selecting safe anchoring points.
  6. Implement the buddy system.
  7. Making and using various rope access knots.
  8. Use of a rope access work seat.
  9. Climbing over the edge of a building.
  10. Rig various working rope systems:
    10.1   Vertical drops with particular attention to “rig for rescue”.
    10.2   Set up a loop.
    10.3   Retrievable work ropes.
    10.4   Set up a lead climb.
    10.5   Set up a vertical drop using and equalizing multiple anchoring points.
    10.6   Set up mid rope knots.
  11. Perform various rope access rescues:
    11.1    Snatch rescue in descending mode.
    11.2    Snatch rescue in ascending mode.
    11.3    Snatch rescue passing knots.
    11.4    Rescue of a lead climber.
    10.5   Rescue using a plug-in system
    10.6   Horizontal cable way rescue.
    10.7   Rescue using a cross-haul system.
    10.8   Diagonal cable way rescue.
    10.9   Rescue passing a deviation.
    10.10 Rescue passing through a re-belay.
    11.11   Team rescues.
    11.12  Rescue from a loaded backup device – self rescue.
  12. Setup various rigging systems:
    12.1    Rig a 1:1 mechanical advantage system.
    12.2   Rig a 2:1 mechanical advantage system.
    12.3   Rig a 3:1 mechanical advantage system.
    12.4   Rig a 4:1 mechanical advantage system.
    12.5   Rig a 6:1 mechanical advantage system.
  13. Retrieval rescue on Fallprotec Rail systems.
  14. Snatch rescue on Fallprotec Rail 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 Regulation 1.
  2. The Rope Access Level 2 Practitioner (if designated as the site supervisor for simple rope access work sites/tasks) is responsible for the supervision of all Rope Access Level 1 Technicians and must always ensure that a rope access rescue can be performed at any time as per Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 Construction Regulations 10.2 (e).
  3. The Rope Access Level 2 Practitioner must ensure that all Rope Access Level 1 Technicians designated to him/her work under direct supervision as per Construction Regulations 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.