Work at Height & Rescue Training

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A lead instructor from Fall Line Industrial will facilitate this course. 

This 5-day course prepares candidates for SPRAT Level I certification. A successful candidate should be capable of performing a range of rope access tasks under the direct supervision of a more experienced technician.

Course Overview
This 5-day program comprises four days of instruction and a final day with an evaluation of skills. The Fall Line Industrial training program is open to Level 1 Candidates. The training is designed to prepare participants for a SPRAT L1 Evaluation.

• Level 1 is for candidates who have no prior SPRAT certification. Participants must meet physical and medical minimum requirements. Understanding rope systems is helpful, but no prior experience is required.

This course will prepare students to be strong candidates for a SPRAT Evaluation. Level III Instructors provide instruction with both field and instructional experience. Fall Line Industrial strives to give candidates an overall view of the industry, allowing them to be future solid technicians. A SPRAT Evaluator will conduct a PASS / FAIL Evaluation on the final day. SPRAT utilizes a written, oral, and practical exam. Candidates who pass the SPRAT Evaluation will receive a certification valid for three years. Unsuccessful candidates require an additional course to re-attempt SPRAT Certification and are responsible for all costs associated with tuition. Participating in a course or SPRAT Evaluation does not guarantee SPRAT Certification. Fall Line, Industrial rope access courses, are designed to ensure participants get personal attention and prepare each candidate for success in the rope access industry.

Rope Access Techniques:

  • Ascent / Descent and changeovers
  • Pass obstructions: knots, deviations, intermediate anchors (re-belay), and edge obstructions.
  • Rope-to-rope transfers
  • Aid climbing: horizontal point-to-point and sliding (IRATA Level I only)
  • Structure climbing: climbing with fall arrest equipment

Rope Access Course Participant Considerations
Fall Line Industrial is dedicated to providing the industry with the highest quality rope access technicians. A rope technician must be able to simultaneously perform rope work safely in addition to completing tasks in
hard-to-reach areas. Due to the demanding nature of the work, participants should be selected carefully before participating in a rope climbing training course.

The following are the requirements for each participant:
- 18 years old is the minimum age requirement
- General safety awareness
- Physically and mentally fit
- Able to meet requirements for medical waiver forms
- Ability to take direction from supervisors
- Positive attitude
- Leadership qualities
- Aptitude for working at height
- Previous experience working at height plus, but not required
- Adaptable to stressful and changing situations

Candidates should be aware of the minimum requirements before participating in a course. The understanding of this information is crucial to ensuring the safety of rope teams that perform work and rescue in the field

Course Requirements
It should be understood that working at heights and climbing courses requires a certain amount of physical and mental exertion. All participants must meet the following criteria to be considered a candidate for working at height courses:
Must be 18 years of age. You must attend 100%, of course. Must meet minimum physical requirements and meet health and fitness waiver requirements. Physical requirements include climbing 50 stairs without duress, holding one pull-up for 10 seconds, and lifting and moving 15 kg / 35 lb loads. Vital to average cardio fitness ability to maintain
calm in extreme and adverse conditions, strong teamwork, and leadership qualities. Strong problem-solving skills and industrial environmental management awareness. Have good dexterity and are mechanically inclined. Fall Protection experience and a regional ticket for Fall Protection are not required but are recommended. Please address any concerns with the WSU Outdoor Program or Fall Line Industrial before the course for candidates who do not meet physical requirements.

**This is a physically demanding course! Please review the requirements and assess your current physical abilities. Course participants will not receive refunds if they opt-out midway through a course**


Upcoming Courses

Dates: October 21-25, 2024
Pricing: $1750
Location: Weber State University Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center


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Rope Access Refresher

This program is designed for participants who know the basic movements and concepts of rope access. We will have a SPRAT Level III on site who can assist and guide you through all levels of maneuvers. Bring your logbook and gain some hours towards a higher level of certification, or refresh your already gained knowledge.

This is not a certification course.

Dates: July 19, 2024
Pricing: $50
Location: Weber State University Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center



Rope Access Prep Course 

This program is designed to introduce participants to rope access's basic movements and concepts. We aim to give participants support and direction toward committing to a SPRAT certification without committing to the time and price of a SPRAT course with no experience. We hope this gives folks a good picture of whether or not they would like to pursue higher levels of training and certification. 

Depending on the pace of each group, we plan to cover the following topics:
- Dual rope theory and essential risk management
- Equipment overview and special considerations
- Ascending and descending on fixed lines
- Passing knots in fixed lines
- Rope to rope transfer
- Commonly used knots and hitches
- Basic anchor techniques
- Optional maneuvers: re-anchor, deviation, aid climbing

This is not a certification course.

Dates: TBD
Pricing: TBD
Location: Weber State University Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center


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