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TRAINING

Down South Access (Pty) Ltd operates an IRATA training facility and offers accredited International IRATA Rope Access, Fall Arrest and Rescue courses in Cape Town, South Africa. DSA offers a turnkey solution to trainees, companies and corporate by facilitating and offering a full meet and greet service, accommodation and transport. Special payment terms and finance is on offer to approved students and trainees.

Rope Access Technicians are grouped into three technical grades depending on their experience and level of assessment.

Level 1

This is a rope access Technician who is able to perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a Level 3 rope access safety supervisor. He/she is:

  1. able to understand and follow the rope access procedures, method statements and associated risk assessments;
  2. responsible for pre-use checks of his/her own rope access equipment;
  3. able to assist in rigging and other operations, under the guidance of a higher grade;
  4. able to undertake a simple rescue in descent, and assist in rescue operations.
Level 2

This is an experienced rope access Technician who is able to perform more complex tasks under the supervision of a Level 3 rope access safety supervisor. He/she is:

  1. able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Level 1;
  2. capable of more complex rigging, including re-belays, deviations and tensioned lines;
  3. able to undertake rescues from a variety of situations;
  4. able to assemble and implement hauling systems.
Level 3

This is an experienced rope access Technician who is responsible for understanding and implementing the rope access procedures, method statements and associated risk assessments, and:

  1. is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Levels 1 and 2;
  2. understands the elements and principles of IRATA International’s safe system of work;
  3. is conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation;
  4. has an extensive knowledge of advanced rope access rigging and rescue techniques;
  5. holds an appropriate and current first-aid certificate.

DSA offers a unique 360 CCTV function in its training venue which is used as a teaching aid and provides instant feedback to trainees. This footage is used to demonstrate any faults or techniques that a trainee needs to perfect. The facility is available and operates on a 24/7 principle to meet client and trainee needs. Live video link and training footage is available to companies and corporate clients, by special request.

Confined Space

Confined Space Rescue

First Aid

Scaffold erection and Inspection

Coating Inspection

Work @ Height