We are the most professional and specialised working-at-height training provider in Africa.

Heightsafety Training Academy (PTY) Ltd has been offering hands on training for the past 17 years to Fall Arrest, Rope Access and Rope Rescue professionals who would like to excel in working at height. Our training experience comes from years of physically performing fall arrest and rope access projects both on and off shore in remote jungle areas with very hot humid temperatures to high altitude mountain areas with sub-zero temperatures, 2010 soccer world cup construction sites, mining processing plants to petro chemical sites.

We do not only have the ability to teach but also to do. The techniques in all our learning programmes is the industry best practices and you can be assured that it is the fastest, safest way of performing that specific application in your working environment. Our training policies include a comprehensive learner support process to ensure thorough special-needs accommodation for learners and employers. Through our hands-on-training approach on site we can ensure maximum student participation with more realistic training which can be applied in the workplace. All our programmes are unit standards based and are NQF (National Qualification Framework) aligned and approved via a complete Total Quality Management System, endorsed by SETQA (Services Education Training Quality Assurance) and SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority).  

Our Certificate of Competence is issued with the approval of the Institute for Work at Height and endorsement by the Services SETA and promotes legislative training as required by the SAQA Act of 1995. Our slogan COMPETENCE AT HEIGHT, CONFIDENCE AT WORK ™ is our vision to empower the individual to work safely at heights.


We aim to become Africa’s leader in safe working-at-height training by taking our quality hands-on training to the client.



The delivery of high quality, accredited, outcomes-based, hands-on, cost effective, safe working-at-height training solutions in a simulated working environment through a network of approved Heightsafety provide qualifying learners with life-long skills transfer to be able to perform their job functions effectively in any region.

FAQ - Frequenty Asked Questions

Are you accredited?

Yes. Heightsafety holds accreditation with the Services SETA and the Construction SETA for Fall Arrest, Rope Access and Scaffolding. We are also members of the Professional Body (Institute for work at Height) who has the mandate to certify all accredited training delivered for the work at height industry.

Can you deliver training on-site?

Heightsafety Training Academy delivers on-site training to wherever the client needs it, as long as there is a suitable training structure and sufficient classroom and other facilities for the learners, even internationally.

From what height is it considered to be “working at height”?

Changes in legislation have determined that there is no specified height. The Construction regulations as released in February 2014 states, “”fall risk” means any potential exposure to falling either from, off or into ;”. In order to determine if the statement is true you would need to conduct a full risk assessment on the job to be performed.

How long does it take for me to get a certificate after training is completed?

Once you have completed the full training line up and assessment to complete a course, a process of internal moderation and external moderation is following to ensure consistency and quality in the training. These records are verified by the relevant SETA before any certificate can be issued. This process takes between 8 – 10 weeks depending.

What is the maximum/minimum persons allowed in the class?

On basic courses, Heightsafety works on a 20:1 ratio for full classes and 10:1 ratio on advanced courses. If you would like a course to run just for your own company, or if you need specific dates then a minimum of 10 (ten) learners is required, however Heightsafety Training Academy has a course calendar with scheduled courses that run throughout the year where you can schedule on if you have less than 10 (ten) people.

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