Technicians who needs to perform advanced fall arrest rescues for people working on various fall arrest systems.

  • Original certified copy of I.D. document/passport (driver’s license not accepted).
  • Copy of valid medical certificate.
  • Copy of valid NQF Fall Arrest & Basic Rescue US229998 & US229995 certificate.
  • Copy of valid Rope Access Level 1 US229998 & US230000 certificate.
  • Copy of valid First Aid Level 1 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 7 598.00 (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.

US229999 – Perform a range of advanced fall arrest rescues.

NQF Level 4
Credits: 4

Certificate is valid for 3 years.

Designation: Fall Arrest Rescue Technician.

Theoretical Knowledge:

  1. Introduction to work at height.
  2. Work at height definitions.
  3. Legislation regarding work at height.
  4. Gathering 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. Selecting of safe anchor points used for rigging of ropes.
  11. Managing sharp edges.
  12. Setting up top and bottom exclusion zones.
  13. The advantages of a buddy system.
  14. Basic knowledge of vertical and horizontal lifelines.
  15. The principles of rigging working ropes.
  16. Cable ways.
  17. Minimum free space areas.
  18. Fall factors.
  19. The use of various rope access knots.
  20. Suspension trauma.

Practical Skills:

  1. Assemble a rope access kit.
  2. Inspecting fall arrest and rope access kit.
  3. Rescue from ascending equipment.
  4. Rescue from vertical lifeline.
  5. Rescue from horizontal lifeline.
  6. Rescue over the edge.
  7. Using and rigging various mechanical advantage systems.
  8. Rig and use horizontal cable ways.
  9. Rig and use diagonal cable ways.
  10. Rig and use a cross-haul system.
  1. All training is conducted in accordance with local and international best practices as well as local acts and regulations. After successful completion of this course, candidates will be found competent as per Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 Construction Regulations 1.
  2. All Fall Arrest Technicians must work under competent supervision as per site/task requirement, ensuring a fall arrest rescue can be performed at any time as per Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 Construction Regulations 10.2 (e).
  3. Gravity Training can not 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.