About Us

A company based in Cape Town, South Africa, that offer a variety of training courses to personnel and operate in rope access, inspection and maintenance services.In February 2017 the company successfully negotiated to become the sole distribution agent for Skylotec GmbH that manufacture all work at height equipment.

Skylotec are industry leaders in manufacturing work at height equipment to the highest standards. Skylotec have been supplying a full range of fall protection equipment since 1947.Down South Access (Pty) Ltd have a state of the art training facility for a variety of training courses to further educate personnel from around the world. Courses on offer consist of all types of work at height, Non-destructive testing, scaffolding, conained space and many custom experience based training courses designed to our clients specifications.

In September 2017 Down South Access (Pty) Ltd became ISO 9001:2015 certified through DNV GL, this was done to ensure that the company will always maintain and follow the highest standards at all times.

To provide our customers and clients with unmatched service and quality the highest standards and to never compromise on this,no matter what the cost. To always surpass our clients and customers expectations in all fields.

  1. To set the benchmark for maintaining the highest service to all our customers, clients and staff.
  2. At Down South Access we as management understand that our staff, be they permanent or sub contracted are our largest and most valuable asset. This is why we will make sure that they are Always respected, Always treated and managed fairly, Always provide them with the best possible training, Always motivate and empower them, so that they can share in the success of Down South Access
  3. We will continue to review and update all aspects of the company, to ensure that we deliver on our promise to set the benchmark to maintaining the highest service to all our customers, clients and staff.

Company CEO and Director

Dane MacGowan

Dane has over 7 years’ experience in the rope access Industry. In his career he has done sales, staff training, rope access, quotations, staff management, NDT/ lifting gear inspections, API RP 4G inspections, rig wide drop surveys, bolt torque surveys and country management.

Company CFO and Director

Sean Riley

Sean has 34 years of experience in the maritime and oil & gas industries and rope access Industry. He has also owned his own small business before. His vast amount of experience will go a long way to making DSA a successful and well-known name in the industry.

Dane MacGowan and Sean Riley decided to pool their experience and to pass on that knowledge to their students to give them an advantage that few others can. Combined, their knowledge carries with it sound technology and practices along with dedication to ensuring that the training complies with international standards

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