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Rope Access Training

Offering SPRAT LEVELS I, II, & III and Work-at-Height! 
First Choice Safety Solutions maintains SPRAT Company Premier status and regularly hosts training courses that qualify candidates to perform work at each of the levels outlined below.

Rope access techniques provide a safe and efficient means of accessing challenging work areas at height or in confined spaces. Our SPRAT-certified instructors deliver hands-on training that equips your employees with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform rope access tasks with confidence and precision. Whether it is maintenance, inspection, or construction work, rope access training ensures that your team can execute tasks safely and effectively, reducing downtime and minimizing risks associated with traditional access methods. 


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READY TO GET CERTIFIED IN ROPE ACCESS OR WORK-AT-HEIGHT?

You will need to attend training that prepares you for SPRAT Work-at-Height or SPRAT Level I, Level II, or Level III certifications. All 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, minimize free fall potential, transition between fall protection systems and advanced techniques of structural progression and rescue. Rope Access provides a safe, cost-effective, and efficient means of working at height and is increasingly common practice across a range of industries and professions, such as:

Engineering: Heavy Civil, Structural Engineers, Bridge Inspection, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technicians

Entertainment: Stage & Rigging (EARN 32 ETCP RENEWAL CREDITS) by attending this course!

Telecom and Energy: Distribution and Communication Towers, Boilers, Plant Inspection and Maintenance.

High-Rise: Window Cleaners, Inspection, Maintenance (Meets New York City Department of Buildings Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) Rope Access Training Requirements)

USAR and Technical Rescue Teams: Rescue Teams operating in unique environments such as Amusement Parks and other elevated attractions.

NEW!

Work-At-Height Certification (SPRAT)

FALL PROTECTION COMPETENT PERSON TRAINING (CERTIFIED)

16 hours (classroom and hands-on)

The work-at-height program establishes a certification program with performance-based criteria to ensure a baseline minimum of skills for the use of personal fall protection systems. 3RD Party certification in fall protection provides an opportunity for the organization to further contribute to the overall safety of the work-at-height industry

Our two-day certification course incorporates a bend of classroom instruction and extensive hands-on training. Each exercise focuses on minimizing free fall potential and transitions between fall protection systems. Evaluation criteria are based on performance principles, aligning with SPRAT's rope access evaluation standards. This new course is ideal for employers, rope access technicians, and those working with fall protection systems. Meets/exceeds OSHA and ANSI standards (29 CFR 1910 Subpart D, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M, and ANSI Z359)

  • Third-Party Certification: SPRAT certification adds credibility to your skills.
  • Comprehensive Knowledge: Learn about fall arrest, work positioning, and travel restraint.
  • Hands-On Training: Master equipment use and limitations through practical training.
  • Calculation of Clearance Distance: Accurately calculate clearance distance to enhance risk mitigation.

course covers:

  • Fall protection use
  • Travel Restraint Systems
  • Overhead Self-Retracting Devices
  • Ladder Fall Arrest System Devices
  • Horizontal Lifeline
  • Hands-On Training: Master equipment use and limitations through practical training.
  • Calculation of Clearance Distance: Accurately calculate clearance distance to enhance risk mitigation
  • Energy Absorbing Lanyards, Backup Systems, and Descent Control Devices
This fall protection course meets or exceeds the following standards:
  • SPRAT
  • OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces regulations
  • ANSI Z490.1 adult training criteria in safety, health, and environmental training
  • ANSI A10.32 fall protection for construction
  • 2 Standard minimum requirements for a comprehensive managed fall protection programs

The OSHA definition of a competent person requires the individual to have the authority to take prompt corrective action. No course alone can provide that authority since it can only be provided by the employer.

Entertainment Professionals: (EARN 16 ETCP RENEWAL CREDITS) by attending this course!

SPRAT Fall Protection

SPRAT offers three levels of Rope Access Certification 

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SPRAT Rope Access Level I

5 days (4 days class & 1 day evaluation/test)

Level I (Technician)—Entry-level certification for rope access work. Under the supervision of a Level II or III professional, Technicians at this level can perform a specified range of rope access tasks. This level forms the foundation of rope access work, focusing on basic rigging, ascending, descending, and rescuing a casualty from heights.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • No prior experience necessary

Course Covers:

  • Level 1 knots
  • Equipment inspection, maintenance, and use 
  • Ascending system use 
  • Descending system use 
  • Transferring from rope to rope 
  • Belaying methods, techniques, and best practices 
  • Short and long re-belays 
  • Passing knots in ascent and descent 
  • Work seat or bosun's chair use 
  • Two-rope system load movement 
  • At-height rope worker situational discussions, including fall factors, minimum breaking strengths, and safe working habits  
  • Job safety awareness
Entertainment Professionals: (EARN 16 ETCP RENEWAL CREDITS) by attending this course!

SPRAT Rope Access Level II

5 days (4 days class & 1 day evaluation/test)

Level II (Lead Technician) - An advanced level of certification where technicians gain the ability to perform complex rope access tasks, manage rescues, and rig ropes. Level II technicians can also conduct on-site safety briefings and equipment checks. This level is ideal for those seeking to take on leadership roles within a rope access team.

PREREQUISITES:

  • SPRAT Level 1 certification, with at least six months of experience 
  • 500 hours or more of documented rope access work as a SPRAT Level 1 technician  

COURSE COVERS:

  • Management communication and awareness
  • On-the-job safety  
  • Mechanical advantage system principles  
  • Pull-through anchors 
  • Load-sharing anchor techniques  
  • Rope system theory and analysis  
  • Cross hauling 
  • Rescue hauling  
  • Aid climbing  
  • Rescue techniques and applications
Entertainment Professionals: (EARN 16 ETCP RENEWAL CREDITS) by attending this course!
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SPRAT Rope Access Level III

5 days (4 days class & 1 day evaluation/test)

Level III (Supervisor) - The highest level of certification, designed for highly skilled and experienced technicians. Level III supervisors are responsible for overall rope access safety on work sites. Their expertise allows them to design, analyze, and implement complex rope access systems. Advanced rescue capability and a deep understanding of regulatory compliance are expected at this level.

Prerequisites:

  • SPRAT Level 2 certification, with at least six months of experience  
  • 500 hours or more of documented rope access work as a Level 2 technician

Course Covers:

  • Job safety analysis
  • Highlines
  • Guidelines
  • Anchor system awareness
  • Pickoff through knot rescues
  • Advanced Aid traverse rescues
  • Pickoff through re-belay rescues
  • Pickoff through rope-to-rope transfers
  • One-person and team rescue scenarios

Entertainment Professionals: (EARN 16 ETCP RENEWAL CREDITS) by attending this course!

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