Group 583 Training Division

Large selection of Courses – equals to using one supplier. This empowers our clients to focus on their core business and for Group 583 to concentrate on providing the best solutions based training. On-site Training offers our clients the benefit of sustaining reasonable production output whilst upskilling their workforce. Low absenteeism from work to attend training. Work-site exposure by implementing new skills within the working environment. Assess, Propose and Address correct working at height equipment, gear and PPE – providing the correct product  for the exact application.

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Fall Arrest Courses:

Basic Fall Arrest Technician US 229998

  • Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height (validfor 3 years)
  • Learners wishing to acquire the competencies in this standard will be, people working at height where there is a risk of injury from a fall. Learners will be involved in performing tasks at height. Qualifying learners are able to follow fall arrest principles to perform work at height safely, under supervision of a qualified supervisor.
  • The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the use and limitations of a limited range of fall arrest equipment and fall arrest plan.
  • Inspecting, assembling and storing fall arrest equipment.
  • Selecting suitable anchor points.
  • Using fall arrest systems with a double lanyard.
  • Using pre-installed vertical and horizontal life-lines.
  • 1.5 Day Course

Fall Arrest Technician US 229995

  • Install, use and perform basic rescues from fall arrest systems and implement the fall protection plan (valid for 3 years)
  • Learners wishing to acquire the competencies in this standard will be people working at height where there is a risk of injury from a fall. Learners will be involved in performing tasks at height. Qualifying learners are able to take responsibility for inspection and installation of fall arrest systems and for implementing fall protection plans and rescues.
  • The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the use of a range of fall arrest equipment and knowledge of applicable regulations.
  • Explaining and using basic rope knots.
  • Installing and using fall arrest systems.
  • Inspecting and assembling fall arrest equipment and systems.
  • Interpreting and implementing a fall protection plan.
  • Performing basic fall arrest rescues to bring a casualty down to safety.
  • 3 Day Course

Fall Protection Plan Developer US229994

  • Assess a worksite for work at height and prepare a fall protection plan.
  • Learners wishing to acquire the competencies in this standard will be people responsible for the safety and protection of people working at height where there is a risk of injury from a fall. The learner will be responsible for the safety of others performing tasks at height. Qualifying learners are able to develop fall protection plans for people working at height, required by the Occupational Health and safety act (Act 85 of 1993).
  • The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Performing a risk assessment of the worksite where work is to be done at height.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of fall arrest rescue equipment and advanced fall arrest rescue.
  • Developing a fall protection plan and fall arrest plan.
  • Managing safety of personnel working at heights.
  • 5 Day Course

Fall Arrest Supervisor (FA Rescues) US229999

  • Perform a Range of Advanced Fall Arrest Rescues
  • The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand and perform a range of advanced fall arrest rescues while maintaining the safety and protection of people while working at height, where there is a risk of injury from a fall. They will be able to ensure that the correct equipment is selected and that this equipment is safe for use. The learner will also be able to follow fall arrest principles when performing a fall arrest rescue. 
    The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the principles of fall arrest rescues and perform rope manoeuvres.
  • Selecting equipment for advanced fall arrest rescues.
  • Explaining the requirements for equipment inspections.
  • Conducting fall arrest rescues. 
  • 5 Day Course

Rope Access Courses:

Rope Access Practitioner US229996

Rig working ropes, undertake rescues and perform a range of rope access tasks
The qualifying learners are capable of:
Rigging ropes for work and rescue situations using relevant knots.
Performing rope manoeuvres.
Performing rescues.
Maintaining and inspecting rope access equipment.
Demonstrating knowledge of worksite organisation.
Applying knowledge of the legal and safety requirements to different worksites.
The practice in the industry is that for someone to operate at this level he/she should:
Have a minimum time of 6 months and 750 logged hours performing rope access work under supervision as Rope Access Technician.
Be medically fit and in possession of a medical certificate. 

The certificate should conform to the content of SABS 0333:2 Annex A.
The learner should be free from conditions that may prevent her/him from working safely as specified in the range statement.
Be physically fit to be able to perform all the tasks required under this standard on the day of assessment.
Have team communication skills to ensure fast and effective communication during rescue and site work.
Be competent in a registered unit standard for first aid and performing Cardio Pulmonary re-resuscitation (CPR).
Be at least 18 years old as required by national and international safety standards.

Rope Access Supervisor US229997 & US230001

Select equipment and rig ropes for rope access projects
Supervise rope access teams and perform advanced manoeuvres and rescues
Qualifying learners will be capable of:
Selecting equipment for a rope access project.
Explaining requirements for equipment inspections and storage.
Determining safe loads for rope access projects.
Placing anchors, rig ropes for work and rescue situations.
Performing advanced rope access manoeuvres.
Performing advanced rescues from any position.
Organising worksite in accordance with legal and safety requirements.
Organising work sites and work projects.
Supervising rope access work teams.
The practice in the industry is that for someone to function as a supervisor in a rope access operation, the learner must:
Be medically fit and in possession of a medical certificate.

The certificate should conform to the content of SABS 0333:2 Annex A. 

The learner should be free from conditions that may prevent her/him from working safely as specified in the range statement.
Be physically fit to be able to perform all the tasks required in this standard.
Be at least 21 years old as.
Be current competence in first aid and in performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Have spent a total of 3 years and 2000 logged hours in the industry with a minimum of 1 year with 1000 logged hours as level 2 technician performing a wide variety of rope access work under supervision, as per international standards.

Scaffold Courses:

Scaffold Hand Prerequisite:

This course is for workers to know how to select PPE, erecting and dismantling a tower of 2m or less.
Minimum Abet Level 3 (Grade 7/Standard 5)
Working at Heights (SAQA ID 229998)
Copy of learner original or Certified copy of ID
Copy of learners Working at Height Medical Certificate
Duration: 2 Days

Scaffold Fixer (US ID 263247)

This course is for employees who assist in a team to erect and dismantle a basic scaffold system. A basic scaffold system includes access tower, mobile and fixed independent scaffold and bird cage scaffold.
Prerequisite:
Learner to be literate.
Minimum NQF Level 2 (Grade 10/Standard 8)
Working at height (SAQA US ID 229998)
Scaffold Hand completed
Minimum practical site experience of six months
Copy of learner original or Certified copy of ID
Working at Height Medical Certificate
Duration: 4 Days

Scaffold Erector (US ID 263245)

This course is for employees who function as a scaffold erector. Their functions will include leading a scaffold team. This includes the ability to safely and efficiently deploy the required resources to erect and dismantle access scaffolding.
Prerequisite:
Learner to be literate.
Minimum NQF Level 3 (Grade 11/Standard 9)
Working at Heights (SAQA ID 229998)
Scaffold Hand completed
Scaffold Fixer completed (SAQA ID 236247)
Minimum practical site experience of 12 months as a Scaffold Fixer
Copy of learner original or Certified copy of ID
Working at Height Medical Certificate
Duration: 4 Days

Scaffold Supervisor (US ID 263224)

This course is for employees who control and organise scaffold teams to set up, erect and dismantle all types of access scaffolding.
Prerequisite:
Learner to be literate.
Minimum NQF Level 3 (Grade 11/Standard 9)
Working at Heights (SAQA ID 229998)
Scaffold Hand completed
Scaffold Fixer completed (SAQA ID 236247)
Scaffold Erector (SAQA ID 263245)
HIRA (SAQA ID 120330)
Legal Liability (SAQA ID 120344)
Incident Investigation (SAQA ID 120335)
Minimum practical site experience of 24 months as a Scaffold Erector
Copy of learner original or Certified copy of ID
Copy of learners Working at Height Medical Certificate
Duration: 4 Days

Scaffold Inspector (US ID 263205)

This course is for employees who need to inspect access scaffolding for compliance with the South African National Standards (SANS) 10085.
Prerequisite:
Learner to be literate.
Minimum NQF Level 3 (Grade 11/Standard 9)
Working at Heights course. (SAQA ID 229998)
Scaffold Hand completed
Scaffold Fixer completed (SAQA ID 236247)
Scaffold Erector (SAQA ID 263245)
Scaffold Supervisor (SAQA ID 263244)
HIRA (SAQA ID 120330)
Legal Liability (SAQA ID 120344)
Incident Investigation (SAQA ID 120335)
Minimum practical site experience of 24 months as a Scaffold Erector
Minimum practical site experience of 12 months as a Scaffold Supervisor
Copy of learner original or Certified copy of ID
Copy of learners Working at Height Medical Certificate
Duration: 3 Days