SPRAT Level I – Rope Access Worker

The SPRAT I certification level assumes no prior rope experience and instructs a candidate on all the basic skills required to work safely on a two-rope system. In addition, Rope Partner has developed custom curriculum to help prepare candidates for the written portion of the SPRAT Evaluation.

This course covers the following topics and skills:

  • General rope access performance principals and job safety

  • Fundamental maneuvers (ascending and descending ropes with various equipment)

  • Edge negotiation with rope protection

  • Negotiating a rope deviation (redirect)

  • Knot pass

  • Rope-to-rope transfer

  • Re-Anchor

  • Horizontal aid climbing

  • Knot tying

  • Building anchorages

  • Raising and lowering loads from the ground or a platform

  • Rescue from an adjacent rope set

  • Theoretical rope concepts

Rope access technician tying knots
SPRAT Rope Access Training

SPRAT Level II – Rope Access Lead Technician

The SPRAT II certification level is open to SPRAT Level I certified technicians who have 500 documented hours of rope access work and have been a level I technician for at least six months.  At this level, several significant new skills are introduced and the proficiency of all level I skills are verified with an increased emphasis on speed and efficiency.

The Rope Partner level II rope access course reviews all level I skills and introduces the following new skills and topics.

  • Intermediate rope access performance principles

  • Rope access systems analysis

  • Vertical aid climbing

  • Advanced anchorage construction

  • Retrievable rope system construction

  • Hauling and lowering suspended loads

  • Hauling and lowering while suspended

  • Cross hauling (platform and pitch head)

  • Remote rescue system construction

  • Rescue through rope to rope transfer

  • Rescue from fall arrest system

Rope Access Lead Climbing

SPRAT Level III – Rope Access Supervisor

The SPRAT III certification level is the highest level under the SPRAT system and represents a large jump in complexity from the level II course. Obtaining a level III SPRAT certification means that a technician has the ability to perform advanced level operations and rescues fluidly.  Because of the amount of new information delivered and the difficulty of the rescues, achieving a Level III certification is a significant achievement and a milestone in any rope access professional’s career.  A level III certification is open to any level II certified technician who has 500 documented hours of rope access work as a level II technician and has been a level II technician for at least six months.

The Rope Partner Level III rope access course covers the following new skills and topics:

  • Advanced rope access performance principals

  • Advanced rope access system analysis

  • Deviation and re-anchor construction

  • Hauling and lowering loads through knots

  • Tensioned rope system construction and use

  • Rescues from maneuvers (deviation, knot pass, rope to rope transfer, re-anchor, and Aid climbing)

Rope Access Classroom Training

Direct Entry

Provisions are made for direct entry for skilled technicians who have gained certifications under other standards such as IRATA, FISAT, and PRAT or in special cases for technicians who have significant work experience on two-rope systems without certification. A direct entry candidate must complete all skills tests and requirements for the level at which they are testing and all lower levels. If you believe you are eligible for this option contact us and we’ll help you navigate the process.

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