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.

  • Original certified copy of I.D. document/passport (driver’s license not accepted).
  • Copy of valid medical certificate.
  • Original certified copy of a valid NQF & IWH Fall Arrest & Basic Rescue US229998 & US229995 or Rope Access US229998 & US230000, US229996 /
    US229997 & US230001 certificate.
  • Learners must have basic numeric literacy and be able to understand, read and write English (special needs candidates can be accommodated on request).
  • Safety shoes.

R 3 055.00 (Incl. VAT)

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.

US14706 – Perform basic rigging procedures.

NQF Level 1
Credits: 4

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 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 Regulations 1.
  2. Relevant standards require a minimum of 2 competent Rope Rigging Technicians (who are in possession of valid Rope Rigging certificates) to be on-site at all times during any lifting process.
  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.