Any Eskom employee/contractor working from a fall risk position, by means of a portable or fixed structure, and who may need to perform basic rescues.

  • Copy of I.D. document/passport.
  • Copy of valid medical certificate.
  • Valid FAS Basic 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 US229995 – Install, use and perform basic rescues from fall arrest position and implement the fall protection plan.

Certificate needs to be re-validated every 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. 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. The advantages of a buddy system.
  10. Basic knowledge of elevated work platforms.
  11. Basic knowledge of climbing wooden poles.
  12. Basic knowledge of vertical and horizontal lifelines.
  13. Minimum free space areas.
  14. Fall factors.
  15. The use of various fall arrest knots.
  16. Implement a rescue plan.
  17. Suspension trauma.
  18. The 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. Making and using various fall arrest knots.
  6. Implement the buddy system.
  7. Using a work restraint system.
  8. Exclusion zones/barricading.
  9. Securing a work positioning system.
  10. Movement using a shock absorbing lanyard.
  11. Movement using a retractable lanyard.
  12. Install and use temporary vertical and horizontal lifelines.
  13. Low level FAS™ system.
  14. Managing minimum free space.
  15. Managing fall factors.
  16. Managing suspension trauma.
  17. Emergency escape system – self rescue.
  18. Perform a basic fall arrest rescue and bring a casualty down to safety – buddy rescue.
  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 FAS rescue technicians must work under competent supervision as per site/task requirement, ensuring a fall arrest rescue can be performed at any time.
  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.