Any Eskom employee/contractor working in a fall risk position by means of a portable or fixed structure.

  • 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).

Price available on request.

Minimum: 8
Maximum: 12

Aligned to US 229998 – Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height.

Certificate needs to be re-validated every 3 years.

Designation: FASB Operator

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. Basic knowledge of climbing wooden poles.
  10. The advantages of a buddy system.
  11. Basic knowledge of vertical and horizontal lifelines.
  12. Minimum free space areas.
  13. Fall factors.
  14. The use of various fall arrest knots.
  15. Suspension trauma.
  16. Buddy rescue.

Practical Skills:

  1. Assemble a basic fall arrest kit.
  2. Perform pre-use climbing equipment inspections.
  3. Rope coiling/bagging.
  4. Selecting safe anchoring points.
  5. Implement the “buddy system”.
  6. Using a work restraint system.
  7. Securing a work positioning system.
  8. Movement using a shock absorbing lanyard.
  9. Movement using a retractable lanyard.
  10. Using temporary vertical and horizontal lifelines.
  11. Low level FAS™ system.
  12. Managing minimum free space.
  13. Managing fall factors.
  14. Managing suspension trauma.
  15. Climb various fall arrest structures.
  1. All training is done aligned with International best practices. Candidates have also been trained in alignment to the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 Construction Regulations 1.
  2. All FASB Operators must work under competent supervision as per site/task requirement, ensuring a fall arrest rescue can be performed at any time.
  3. 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.