About us

Alpinist Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (ASC) was founded in 1995 by its two original directors who through their own passion for climbing and the related equipment identified that at that time South African companies were becoming more and more aware of the benefits of using climbing equipment for work at height especially where such equipment was designed specifically for the work environment. Additionally training and consulting to provide real work solutions to these companies needs were identified and addressed.


Since then the Work at Height industry as grown and we have gained a great deal of professional knowledge and experience to make us the undisputed leaders in the field of Fall Arrest and Rope Access in South Africa and today ASC operates nationally and extensively throughout Africa from our Cape Town and Durban offices, which feature warehousing and state-of-the-art indoor training facilities.


ASC was the first company in Africa to obtain training and operational membership with IRATA International, the only global trade association in the work at height industry with member companies on every continent.


ASC also offers SETA approved unit standard training courses for work at height.


Our goal has always been to provide a full service approach to your needs for work@height and with our team of internationally qualified and experienced staff you can rest assured you have friends in high places.


Our sales division provides a large range of internationally certified personal protective equipment for your staff to work safely at height


Our training division offers a range of standardized internationally recognized courses as well as bespoke courses that can be conducted at any of our three indoor facilities or conducted at your site with some minimal arrangements.


Our Operational division has a range of services from on site surveys, protective equipment installations to full service teams covering offshore maintenance work, geotechnical rock slope stabilization services, telecommunications and signage installations.