We offer two options:
Foundation + Upskill
Industrial Rope Access Training
Certificate of Competency
Industrial Rope Access Certificate (COC)
Recommended for anyone who has rope access experience, including internationally recognised qualifications, and needs proof of competency.
Industrial Rope Access Training Course
Aimed at people in industry who would like to gain the knowledge, skills and attitude to become competent rope access technicians or people who have had some experience with rope access and would like to build on these skills.
FOUNDATION ROPE ACCESS
The foundation rope access course is run over 5 days and covers:
- Basic on-rope movement skills – descending, ascending, change-out procedure, knot bypasses, re-belays, deviation bypass, line change-out
- Set up of a training gym
- Basic rigging skills for anchors, equalising anchors, edging, basic rigging situations
- Install and uninstall rope access systems
- Communication skills – writing job hazard analyses
- Gear inspection and equipment maintenance techniques
- Basic rescue techniques
- Skill development in the use of a wide range of rope access equipment
- How to log hours in a log book and get the hours approved
UPSKILL ROPE ACCESS
For people who have previous experience more concentration can be placed on up-skilling. The duration of this type of course would depend on your specific requirements and may cover the above as well as following:
- Advanced rigging situations
- Advanced rescue
- Specialised equipment
- Rescue techniques and planning
- How to work with inexperienced workers
After the course is complete students accrue logged hours where they are closely supervised on-rope. When logged hours total in excess of 150 per student, the student can opt to take a Rope Access Certificate of Competency (COC) assessment.
Industrial Rope Access Certificate of Competency (COC)
This is a one day challenge assessment that tests the knowledge of:
- Basic rope movement
- Basic rescue
After the gaining the certificate of competency (COC) a person is considered to be able to work as part of a rope access team as a competent member. They will be issued with a Skill Lab certificate of competency card and certificate.
Training Day for COC
For anyone with prior rope access experience or an international qualification a 1 day training course can be arranged to familiarise the student with the assessment requirements.
Please note: The training day must not be provided closer than 2 weeks prior to the certificate of competency (COC) assessment date.
Our teaching style
Some people learn more effectively with verbal, written or visual teaching, others are more practical and learn by doing.
At the outset of each course we make an assessment on what type of learner each student is and then teach the course in a way that maximises learning and retention.
It's taken over a decade of experience to hone this method and it works very well for most students.
We're there for you after the course has been delivered to answer any questions that you may have. We welcome emails or phone calls, sometimes we even have people sending photos to explain a question. Whatever it is, we are here to help.
We’re there for you after the course has been delivered to answer any questions that you may have. We welcome emails or phone calls, sometimes we even have people sending photos to explain a question. Whatever it is, we are here to help.