Rope Access Technician

  • This course provides all the required skills for modern rope access operations on structures of any form. The training complies with British Standard ISO 22846-2.2012 Code of Practice and ISO for the use of rope access techniques. It includes single pitch working and rope changeovers. There is an element of assessment in this course.

    Course ID:  RT1
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 4 days


  • Rope access technician


    Those attending should be medically fit to carry out the practical part of the course. Previous experience of working at height is desirable but not required.

    Who Should Attend

    Workers needing to use rope access techniques to gain access and carry out work at height.

    Course Objectives & Content

    On completion of the course, all delegates will be informed in:

    • Introduction to the hierarchy of controls
    • Health & Safety Standards and Legislation
    • Equipment fitting and pre-use checks: inspection and care of rope access equipment
    • Use of backup systems
    • Equipment rigging, fitting and rope management
    • Anchors and anchor point selection
    • Descending/ascending techniques
    • Changeovers and re-belays
    • Simple rescue by lowering
    • Simple vertical rescue by descent


    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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