Technicians who need to move up and down structures while being suspended from ropes to perform work at height.
- Original certified copy of I.D. document/passport (driver’s license not accepted).
- Copy of valid medical certificate.
- Learners must have basic numeric literacy and be able to understand, read and write English (special needs candidates can be accommodated on request).
R 9 429. 57 (Excl. VAT)
*Light lunch will be included at Gravity Training premises.
US229998 – Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height.
NQF Level 1
Fallprotec Securope User.
US230000 – Perform a limited range of rope access tasks and rescues.
NQF Level 2
Certificate is valid for 3 years.
Designation: Level 1 Rope Access Technician.
- Introduction to work at height.
- Work at height definitions.
- Legislation regarding work at height.
- Have an understanding about on-site risk assessments.
- Appropriate equipment care and pre-use climbing inspection methods.
- Identification and use of climbing equipment.
- Limitations of climbing equipment.
- Limitations of safe anchoring points.
- Managing sharp edges.
- Understanding the advantages of a “buddy system”.
- Basic knowledge of vertical and horizontal lifelines.
- Knowledge of Fallprotec Securope lifelines.
- Understanding minimum free space areas.
- Understanding fall factors.
- Understanding the use of various rope access knots.
- Understanding suspension trauma.
- Understanding the rescue principles.
- Correct completion of a rope access log book.
- Assemble a fall arrest and rope access kit.
- Perform pre-use climbing equipment inspections.
- Rope coiling/bagging.
- Selecting safe anchoring points.
- Implement the “buddy system”.
- Making and using various rope access knots.
- Use of a rope access work seat.
- Use fall arrest techniques and equipment.
- Use Fallprotec Securope lifelines.
- Climbing over the edge of a building.
- Rigging double working ropes.
- Perform various rope access manoeuvres:
12.1 Ascending ropes.
12.2 Descending ropes.
12.3 Traversing a loop.
12.4 Traversing a re-belay.
12.5 Rope to rope transfers (long and short).
12.6 Descending over the edge.
12.8 Vertical and horizontal aiding.
- Rescue from a loaded back-up device – “self rescue”.
- Snatch rescue from a descending device – “buddy rescue”.
- All training was 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 and IRATA requirements.
- IRATA Level 1 Technicians must work under direct supervision of a competent Rope Assess Supervisor as per Construction Regulation 18 (rope access work), IRATA requirements and ISO 22846-1 & 2. Competency of the supervisor shall be determined by the site/task complexity and related risks.
- Gravity Training 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.