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Rope Rigging International

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.
target audience

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.

requirements (minimum entry qualifications)
  • 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
course details
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course outline
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 freeboard
  • Understanding the effects of mechanical advantage system
  • Understanding the use of a 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
      • Max. 40 kg using 1:1 system
      • Max 100 kg using a 3:1 system including a backup rope
  • Managing minimum freeboard
  • 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