Climbing Equipment

This course was designed to equip the equipment controller / Store
man with the knowledge to control and inspect work at height
Personal Protective Equipment.
Climbing Equipment Inspection


Most of these accidents are preventable: Technicians need to know how to use fall protection equipment.

Another important aspect is a maintenance and Inspection schedule for personal fall protection equipment, to ensure that technicians who use such equipment are well protected from falls from height.

To be deemed a Competent PPE Inspector: A candidate must know how to conduct the checks on fall protection equipment, know the proper and effective ways of inspecting fall protection equipment. It is therefore of paramount importance that inspectors be deemed competent and be effectively trained before conducting any inspection of fall protection equipment.

  • Companies have a legal duty to ensure that Fall Protection PPE is inspected; the course complies with: OHS act 85 of 1993; Construction regulations Section 8, SANS 10333: Equipment inspection requirements and SANS 33 specifications.
  • The course will be classroom based and will involve hands-on inspection of various items of fall protection equipment
    The PPE Inspectors course content contains: The responsibilities of the duty holder, Current PPE Legislation and LOLER ’98, marking of equipment, Records system production, Inspection procedures, Fault/
  • Damage finding and control of disposal.
    All of these aspects will make sure that the trainee leaves confident that they can use their own judgement when inspecting personal protective equipment.
Climbing Equipment Inspection

Course Details:

  1. 1 days of training including practical aspects and pass / fail assessment
  2. Theory and written tests
Climbing Equipment Inspection


  1. Physically fit
  2. Must be 18 years old
  3. Be able to read and write English to NQF level 3
  4. Functioning literacy in English (or African language)


This course qualification is valid for 3 years

3 Years

Climbing Equipment Inspection


Driaan Louw

Born in Cape Town, South Africa. Spent his years growing up in Pretoria, Auckland New Zealand and Colorado, U.S.A. At the age of 18 became an Advanced Freefall Instructor, Freefly Instructor and Canopy Pilot in the Skydiving industry. In 2008 was blessed to be a part of the South African Canopy Piloting team competing at the world champs. Has spent more than 15 years in the rope access, offshore, training, NDT and rescue industries. Achieved IRATA Rope Access Instructor, Fall Arrest and Advanced Rescue Instructor, Constituent Assessor, and Confined Space Entry and Rescue Instructor. Found RAI in 2009 and has never looked back.

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