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Rope Access

Supplier: Cairns Height Safety

Level 1 Rope Access Awareness is designed for staff/personnel who will be able to utilise industrial rope access as the primary method of access under direct supervision at all times of a higher level.

Price Guide: POA


  • 18 years of age and over
  • English language skills sufficient to understand both written and verbal instruction
  • Be comfortable with heights
  • Have achieved a nationally accredited competency in safe work at height [height safety operator] training within 12 months (if not this will be included in your first day of training)

Course syllabus – theory

  • Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 4488.2:1997 Industrial Rope Access Systems Part 2: Selection, use and maintenance
    • Definition of industrial rope access
    • Requirements for public protection when working at height

Course syllabus – practical

  • Inspect and fit equipment as per manufactures recommendations
  • Inspect and prepare kernmantle ropes for descent
  • Tie a Figure 8 on the bight, alpine butterfly, follow thro figure of 8
  • Identify potential hazards encountered when rope access is used on a worksite.
  • Inspect knots and equipment
  • Ascend using ascenders and back up device
  • Descend using descender and back up device
  • Rope transfers
  • Negotiate an edge, install edge protection
  • Pack and store equipment as per manufactures recommendations
  • Undertake written exam

Training outcome

  • LEVEL 1 candidate will be able to perform a limited range of industrial rope access tasks under the direct supervision of a rope access technician level 3.
  • Photographic Identification Card Rope Access Awareness Level 1

Equipment supplied by Spanset

  • Rope Access Awareness Level 1 Manual
  • White board and markers
  • All rope access equipment

Rope Access