Rope Access Training

ARAA Rope Access level 1, 2 or 3

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Course Dates

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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, April 28, 2014 1 Book Now
Melbourne - Port Melbourne Mon, May 05, 2014 7 Book Now
Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, May 12, 2014 4 Book Now
Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, May 26, 2014 8 Book Now
Melbourne - Port Melbourne Tue, June 10, 2014 8 Book Now
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, July 21, 2014 6 Book Now
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, April 28, 2014 1 Book Now
Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, May 12, 2014 4 Book Now
Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, May 26, 2014 8 Book Now
Brisbane - Murarrie Tue, June 10, 2014 8 Book Now
Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, July 21, 2014 6 Book Now
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Location Start Date Places Available
Melbourne - Port Melbourne Mon, May 05, 2014 7 Book Now
Melbourne - Port Melbourne Tue, June 10, 2014 8 Book Now
Melbourne - Port Melbourne Mon, July 28, 2014 8 Book Now
Location Start Date Places Available
For group bookings please call us on 1300 990 810

Certification

Students who are deemed competent will receive an industry qualification from ARAA (Australian Rope Access Association) at level 1, 2 or 3 mapped against AS4488.

Course Duration

5 days

Price

  • Level 1: $1595 pp for public courses.
  • Level 2: $1655 pp for public courses.
  • Level 3: $1695 pp for public courses.
  • For group or company bookings, please contact us for an obligation free quote.

Course Overview

Industrial rope access (aka twin rope access) training AS4488 is designed to provide workers with the knowledge and skills to perform work while suspended in a vertical environment. Training covers:

  • Risk assessment procedures
  • Installation of anchor systems
  • Abseiling skills
  • Rope ascending techniques
  • Work methods
  • Mobility at height
  • Rescue procedures

This four day course with a fifth day for assessments is suitable for any worker/company who will be required to conduct work such as maintenance or inspection whilst fully suspended at height. Typical work scenarios are:

  • High rise window cleaning
  • Painting or maintenance
  • Sign installation
  • Work on bridges, power stations, mines, cliffs, oil rigs etc.

Training is designed to be realistic and enable you to work effectively at height.

Prerequisite for ALL PARTICIPANTS:

All participants must produce evidence of holding a current (within 24 months) Work Safely at Heights certificate. If you do not hold this, you can do this one day course with us. More info here.

If you wish to apply for direct entry to Level 2 or Level 3, please note:
  • You must review the direct entry requirements (PDF).
  • A document of evidence is required to apply for a level 2 or 3 ARAA qualification and this is required at least two weeks prior to the training. Please contact us for details.
  • A direct entry fee is payable for all direct entry applications.
  • Level 2 and 3 applicants must hold a current Apply First Aid (Senior) certification.

Course Outline

  • Regulations and legislation
  • Australian Standards
  • Rigging solid and reliable anchor systems to AS4488 requirements
  • Equipment selection and correct use
  • Descending skills using twin rope techniques
  • Ascending skills using twin rope techniques
  • Rope management
  • Loop traverses
  • Using bosuns chairs (to avoid suspension trauma)
  • Diversion systems to redirect rope trajectories
  • Handling of work tools and equipment during rope access
  • Performing work tasks while supported by a rope suspension system

Inclusions

  • All necessary equipment can be provided (although we encourage you to bring your own)
  • Training conducted by experienced Height Safety Specialist
  • Knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards for working at height
  • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your particular workplace
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of rope access works to be undertaken
  • Plenty of practical hands on training to ensure rope access technicians can ensure personal safety whilst performing suspended works

Each Trainee Must Provide

  • Prerequisite: Current Work Safely at Heights (RIIWHS204D or equivalent) certificate.
  • We can supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training including harnesses, ascenders, descenders etc.
  • We actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.
  • Please contact us to discuss your equipment requirements.
  • Level 2 and 3 students, please note the additional requirements listed above in 'Course Overview'.