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.
Theory Entry Requirements:
- Logbook with 1000 Level 1 hours accumulated and signed by a Rope Access Level 2 or 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.
- Copy of valid IRATA Level 1 certificate.
- Safety shoes.
Theory : R 1 888. 70 (Excl. VAT)
Practical : R 7 760. 87 (Excl. VAT)
*Light lunch will be included at Gravity Training premises.
Theory: 1 Day
Test: 1 Day
Practical: 6 Days
US229996 – Rig working ropes, undertake rescues and perform a range of rope access tasks.
NQF Level 3
Certificate is valid for 3 years.
Designation: Rope Access Practitioner.
- Introduction to work at height.
- Work at height definitions.
- Legal international system.
- Legal framework.
- Selection of access methods.
- Safety method statement.
- Selection of personnel and competence.
- Appropriate equipment care and pre-use climbing inspection methods.
- Identification, selection, and use of climbing equipment.
- Limitations of climbing equipment.
- Limitations and selection of safe anchoring points.
- Exclusion zones, permits to work etc.
- Managing sharp edges.
- Understanding the advantages of a “buddy system”.
- Knowledge of general rigging.
- Understanding minimum free space areas.
- Understanding fall factors.
- Understanding the use of various knots and rope handling.
- First aid and suspension intolerance.
- Planning for emergencies.
- Correct completion of a rope access log book.
- All level 1 skills.
- Rig various working rope systems.
- Perform various rope access rescues:
3.1 Snatch rescue in descending mode.
3.2 Snatch rescue in ascending mode.
3.3 Snatch rescue passing knots.
3.4 Rescue of a lead climber.
3.5 Rescue using a plug-in system.
3.6 Horizontal cable way rescue.
3.7 Diagonal cable way rescue.
3.8 Rescue passing a deviation.
3.9 Rescue passing through a re-belay.
3.10 Team rescues.
3.11 Rescue from a loaded backup device – “self rescue”.
- Setup various rigging systems:
4.1 Rig a 1:1 mechanical advantage system.
4.2 Rig a 2:1 mechanical advantage system.
4.3 Rig a 3:1 mechanical advantage system.
4.4 Rig a 4:1 mechanical advantage system.
4.5 Rig a 6:1 mechanical advantage system.
- 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 Regulation 1 and IRATA requirements.
- IRATA Level 2 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.