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Rope Access & Vertical Rescue Workshops

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Advanced level workshops designed to provide a deeper understanding of the physics and forces involved in roping systems, as well as the operation of powered winches and their inherent advantages and limitations.

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For group bookings please call us on 1300 990 810.

Course Details

About the workshops

Pinnacle Safety and Training are delighted to present a series of advanced level workshops suited to industrial roping technicians and vertical rescue community.

Workshop attendees will receive a Statement of Attendance.

Workshop Duration

  • Workshop 1: Physics for Roping Technicians (Saturday: 9am-5pm)
  • Workshop 2: Use of Tripods & Powered Winches (Sunday: 9am-5pm)


Workshop 1 (Saturday): Physics for Roping Technicians:

  • $350pp
  • Past Pinnacle IRATA and SPRAT/ARAA students pay $299pp! Call us to access this discounted rate.

Workshop 2 (Sunday): Use of Tripods and Powered Winches

  • $350pp
  • Past Pinnacle IRATA and SPRAT/ARAA students pay $299pp! Call us to access this discounted rate.

Both Workshops (Saturday & Sunday):

  • $599pp
  • Past Pinnacle IRATA and SPRAT/ARAA students pay $490pp! Call us to access this discounted rate.

Workshop 1: Physics for Roping Technicians

​This workshop will give you a deeper understanding of the forces involved in roping systems; the ones you already utilise every day, and the ones you will design in the future to tackle boutique access challenges with innovative solutions. Workshop elements include:

Real life scenarios used throughout to promote smarter and safer rope work

Workshop 2: Use of Tripods and Powered Winches

​Designed for rope access technicians, riggers and rescue operators who currently or intend to use tripods and powered winches on their worksites to move people and other loads.

The workshop aims to:

  • Increase student understanding of the legal and safety issues around the use of tripods and powered winches to move loads
  • Increase student knowledge of appropriate rope-based systems to move loads using tripods and powered winches

Note that this content does not fall into any standard rigging or rope access training and is often an area with little or no reliable and comprehensive resources available to technicians.

Theoretical and practical sessions will include:

  • Australian qualifications and regulations that apply to rope access and mechanical lifting
  • Tripods, gin poles, and other artificial high directionals
  • Equipment ratings (MBS and SWL of rope-based systems)
  • Powered winches
  • Tension load cells; monitoring system loads

About the Instructor

Richard Delaney

Richard Delaney has worked professionally with ropes since 1992. Initially, this was a multi-pitch rock-climbing instructor, but this moved quickly into specialised rescue instruction and rope access work.

Over the last several years, Richard has positioned himself as a leading international roping educator. Richard’s courses and workshops are in demand around the world.

His qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Level 3 Rope Access technician
  • Licensed Dogger & Rigger
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Workshop Attendees Must Provide

Attendees must

  • Be at least 18 years of age

Industrial Rope Access and/or Vertical Rescue qualifications highly desirable.

Your trainer Tim provided excellent instruction and all my team said it was the best training course they had ever done. Excellent outcome, well done!

Gregory C. - Sydney, NSW

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