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Gravity Training Rope Rigging International

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.

Price per Person:
Refer to training price list.

Candidates allowed per group:
Minimum: 8
Maximum: 12

Course Duration:
Days: 2

Course Specifics:
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. Standards regarding rope rigging.
  4. Have an understanding about 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. Understanding the advantages of a “buddy system”.
  10. Managing sharp edges.
  11. Managing minimum free board.
  12. Understanding the effects of mechanical advantage systems.
  13. Understanding 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 rope knots.
  6. Mechanical advantage systems: 6.1 Max 40 kg using a 1:1 system 6.2 Max 100 kg 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.