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Who Should Attend

Qualified Fall Arrest and Rope Access Level 1 technicians, who need to lift and lower loads of up to 100 kg using Rope Access and Fall Arrest equipment.

Entry Requirements

• Original certified copy of I.D. Document / Passport (Driver’s licenses are not accepted).
• Copy of valid Medical Certificate.
• Original certified copy of a valid NQF Fall Arrest & Basic Rescue US229998 & US229995 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

Theoretical Knowledge

• Introduction to Rope Rigging
• Rope Rigging definitions
• Standards regarding Rope Rigging.
• Understanding about on-site risk assessments
• Implementing a lifting plan
• Appropriate equipment care and pre-use climbing inspection methods
• Identification and use of climbing equipment used for rope rigging
• Limitations of climbing equipment used for rigging
• Understanding the advantages of a “buddy system”
• Managing sharp edges
• Managing minimum free board
• Understanding the effects of mechanical advantage system
• Understanding the use of back up system
• Slinging and Rigging principles

Practical Skills

• Assemble various lifting systems
• Slinging various objects for lifting
• Rope coiling/bagging
• Selecting safe anchoring points
• Making and using various rope knots
• Mechanical advantage system
o Max. 40 kg using 1:1 system
o Max 100 kg using a 3:1 system including a back up rope
• Managing minimum free board
• Lowering a variety of loads
• Lifting a variety of loads
• Managing guide ropes
• Implementing the “buddy system”
• Implementing the risk assessment under a supervisor’s instruction
• Implementing the lifting plan

Entry Requirements

• Original certified copy of I.D. document / passport (driver’s licenses are 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).

Important Notes

• All training is done in accordance with local and international best practices as well as local acts and
regulations. He/She has been found competent as per Occupational Health and Safety act 85 of 1993
Construction Regulations 1.
• 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.
• DISS can not be held responsible for any unsafe and unlawful acts or behaviour as this is the duty
of the technician to ensure his/her own safety and the safety of others on the worksite.

Duration: 2 days
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