What is rope access
Rope access is a two-rope system operated by technicians certified by either SPRAT or IRATA. Using rope access for working at height helps to reduce the risk of a fall without the use of traditional means (scaffolding, cradles, or aerial work platforms). Within this two-rope system the first rope (working line) is used to eliminate the possibility of a fall and in the event that this rope fails, a second rope is used as the back-up line (safety line).
SPRAT Certified Technicians
Level I Technician
A Level I Technician performs rope access work who can only work under the direct, on-site supervision of a Rope Access Lead Technician or Supervisor.
Level II Technician
A Level II Technician is responsible for physically conducting rope access operations and/or safety evaluations of rope access operations, including maintenance of access equipment and performing all Rope Access Lead Technician duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access program.
Level III Technician
A Level III Technician is responsible for the overall rope access work and performing all Rope Access Supervisor duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program.
Ready To Go to Work?
You will need to attend training that prepares you for SPRAT Level I, Level II, or Level III certifications. Rope access sessions are completed with a SPRAT evaluation session that includes the SPRAT written, oral, and practical skills test.
Certification sessions teach you how to safely access structures using two-rope systems, as well as advanced techniques of structural progression and rescue. Rope access provides a safe, cost-effective, and efficient means of working at height, and is applicable to a growing number of industries and trades, including:
Theater & Production Rigging
Communication Tower Climbers