Qualified Fall Arrest and Rope Access technicians, who need to lift and lower loads of up to 100kg using Rope Access and Fall Arrest equipment.

  • Copy of I.D. document/passport.
  • Copy of valid medical certificate.
  • Copy of valid Fall Arrest International certificate.
  • Safety shoes.

Price available on request.

Minimum: 8
Maximum: 12

*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.

Certificate is valid for 3 years.

Designation: Rope Rigging Technician.

Theoretical Knowledge:

  1. Introduction to rope rigging.
  2. Rope rigging definitions.
  3. Rope Rigging Standard.
  4. Understanding on-site risk assessments.
  5. Implementing a lifting plan.
  6. Appropriate equipment care and pre-use climbing inspection methods.
  7. Identification and use of climbing equipment used for rope rigging.
  8. Limitations of climbing equipment used for rigging.
  9. The advantages of a buddy system.
  10. Managing sharp edges.
  11. Managing minimum free board.
  12. The effects of mechanical advantage systems.
  13. The use of a backup system.
  14. Slinging and rigging principles.

Practical Skills:

  1. Assemble various lifting systems.
  2. Sling various objects for lifting.
  3. Rope coiling/bagging.
  4. Selecting safe anchoring points.
  5. Making and using various knots.
  6. Mechanical advantage systems:
    6.1   Max 40kg using a 1:1 system.
    6.2  Max 100kg using a 3:1 system including a backup rope.
  7. Managing minimum free board.
  8. Lowering a variety of loads.
  9. Lifting a variety of loads.
  10. Managing guide ropes.
  11. Implementing the buddy system.
  12. Implementing the risk assessment under a supervisor’s instruction.
  13. Implementing the lifting plan.
  1. All training is conducted in accordance with local and international best practices as well as in alignment to 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 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 worksite.