Rope Access Supervisor

  • This four-day course is for people required to supervise employees using industrial rope access techniques to gain access to difficult and uncooperative locations.

    The course complies with British Standard ISO 22846- 2:2012 Code of Practice and ISO for the use of rope access techniques and provides all the required skills to supervise the operation of qualified technicians.

    Course ID: RT2
    Ratio: 6students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 4 days


  • Rop access supervisor


    Students must hold a valid BS:7985, BS ISO 22846-2:2012 Rope Access Technician or IRATA Level 1-2-3 certificate.

    Who Should Attend

    Those responsible for the supervision of colleagues using rope access techniques.

    Course Objectives & Content

    On completion of the course, all delegates will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of current Health & Safety standards and legislation, risk assessments and method statements
    • Equipment fitting and pre-use checks
    • Inspection and care of rope access equipment
    • Use of back-up systems
    • Equipment rigging, fitting, rope rigging and management
    • Descending/ascending techniques
    • Changeovers and re-belays
    • Understand and construct simple systems of mechanical advantage and haul systems
    • Demonstrate the role of a supervisor
    • Supervise and check equipment rigged and fitted by operatives
    • Select and use advanced anchor points/knots and rigging techniques
    • Demonstrate aid climbing, traversing, advanced rigging and tensioned ropes
    • Carry out a number of advanced rescue techniques


    All successful candidates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • Working at height regulations 2005
    • BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place
    • BS 8454 COP for delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue
    • ISO 22846


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