ISO Rope Access Revalidation Training – All Levels

Revalidation courses for existing Rope Access Technicians and Supervisors with an in-date ISO certificate.

Courses are available to book for groups and can run with mixed levels. Please select your current/required level at checkout.

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ISO rope access training certification is suitable for companies who work in a specific sector or in defined circumstances and who wish to add in-house rope access capability in specific, lower risk environments to their portfolio. It allows for more detailed coverage of training skills in the environments similar to the intended rope access work environment:

  • Specialist net rigging
  • Geotechnical
  • Arboriculture
  • Tall structures: mast, towers & WTG
  • Window cleaning
  • Lightning protection
  • Telecoms

heightec offer all levels of ISO rope access revalidation training (technician and supervisor) at our national network of Height Safety Centres in Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds and London.

ISO rope access training  is not intended for persons who will be working in varied work locations or who will be required to carry out a range of work tasks. Participants wishing to work as general rope access sub-contractors should consider the IRATA Level 1 course.

ISO Technician Reval – entry level revalidation course for users of rope access techniques in specific environments. Course designed for those who have specific trade skills but wish to use rope access as a method of gaining access to their worksite.

The ISO Rope Access Technician Revalidation course is based broadly on the requirements of BS ISO 22846 for the purpose of undertaking rope access classified as “simple”.

Basic principles of movement on ropes – ascent, descent, changing from ascent to descent, changing from rope to rope, passing a deviation, use of a back-up system, elementary rigging and rope management, elementary rescue.

ISO Rope Access Technician – Revalidation course reviews the ability to:

  • Select suitable equipment, understand specifications
  • Understand risks from different access methods
  • Understand risks arising from the work task, work situations
  • Understand principles of fall protection hierarchy
  • Understand fall factors, suspension intolerance
  • Control all hazards e.g. from use of tools, falling objects,
  • Maintain, communication, exclusion zones etc.
  • Understand worksite rescue plan
  • Inspection, care and maintenance of equipment
  • Carry out simple rigging

Covers the characteristics of a safe system of work, including equipment, legal requirements, objective hazards, risk assessment and method statements, conformity and certification, inspection, emergency considerations and rescue procedures.

The practical content of the ISO Rope Access Technician – Revalidation course includes the requirements of BS ISO 22846; the basic principles of movement on ropes – ascent, descent, changing from ascent to descent, changing from rope to rope, passing a deviation, use of a back-up system – elementary rigging and rope management, elementary rescue.

NB: This course is not intended for persons who will be working in varied work locations or who will be required to carry out a range of work tasks. Participants wishing to work as general rope access sub-contractors should consider the IRATA Level 1 course.

This course is at User level. Employers must ensure that adequate supervision is provided for participants following this course. Supervisors should be competent in all rope access techniques appropriate to the workplace and the level of supervision should be appropriate to the work situation and the number and skills of the operatives in the work team.


ISO Supervisor Reval – detailed revalidation course for existing rope access supervisor

During the ISO Rope Access Supervisor Revalidation course, detailed knowledge of applicable legislation, competence in inspection and care of equipment, casualty care, risk assessment and method statements and site management requirements are covered.

Practical content includes requirements of ISO/WD 22846-2. A full range of technical and/or complex access and rigging techniques, including fall protection methods, advanced rescue, lead climbing and application of pulley systems will be covered during this revalidation course.

Knowledge

  • Ensure all personnel, supervision and work equipment are appropriate.
  • Rescue – plan for any rescue for a particular work situation.
  • Implement procedures for selection, inspection and care of all equipment.
  • Have a general understanding of legal requirements.
  • Complete thorough risk assessments on site.
  • Properly manage all access and work equipment on site.
  • Manage rescue for a specified work site.
  • Supervise rigging of ropes.
  • Implement method statement set out by manager.

Practical Skills

  • Pass a re-anchor (re-belay)
  • Aid climbing
  • Traversing
  • Use of pulleys
  • Passing a knot
  • Advanced rigging (re-anchors, traverses etc)
  • Rescue of casualty in ascent
  • Rescue remote casualty by lifting
  • Complex rescue participation

The ISO rope access supervisor revalidation course is designed for participants with significant experience who wish to develop additional skills to allow them to supervise.

Available for group bookings or special arrangement only – please call for details.

Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.

heightec holds public and professional indemnity insurance which includes personal injury. You should be aware that not all training providers have this cover.

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Course Details

Duration: 3 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements:
  • ISO Technician training course is suitable for newcomers to rope access work, no previous rope access qualifications are required. Participants must possess an in date certificate of competence at ISO technician level.
  • ISO Supervisor participants must already hold a suitable certificate of competence at User and supervisor level and must have minimum 1000 hours experience over 1 year documented prior experience in an appropriate work environment.
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TRA1GR
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: ISO
Validity Period: 3 years
Medical Requirements: Participants should be medically and physically able to perform the tasks expected in terms of strength, agility and co-ordination and be able to haul their own body weight repeatedly. They should also be able to withstand the stresses of the working environment such as exposure to heights, heat, cold and bad weather. Participants should also be free of medical conditions which are contra-indications for this type of work, e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, obesity, etc. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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