Work at Height & Rescue Training

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This course will be facilitated by a lead instructor from Fall Line Industrial. 

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 is comprised of 4 days 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 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. An understanding of rope systems is helpful, but no prior experience is required.

This course will prepare students to be strong candidates for a SPRAT Evaluation. Instruction is provided by Level III Instructors with both field and instructional experience. Fall Line Industrial strives to give candidates an overall view of the industry allowing candidates to be strong future technicians. A PASS / FAIL Evaluation will be conducted by a SPRAT Evaluator on the final day. SPRAT utilize a written, oral and practical exam. Candidates who successfully pass the SPRAT Evaluation will receive a certification valid for 3 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 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 prior to participating in a rope climbing training course.

The following are 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 prior to 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 height and climbing courses require 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. 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, 1 pull-up held for 10 seconds and lifting and moving of 15 kg / 35 pound loads. Strong to average cardio fitness, ability to maintain
calm in extreme and adverse conditions, strong team work and leadership qualities. Have strong problem solving skills and industrial environmental management awareness. Have good dexterity and are mechanically inclined. Fall Protection experience and regional ticket for Fall Protection is not required but recommended. Please address any concerns with WSU Outdoor Program or Fall Line Industrial prior to the course for candidates that do not meet physical requirements.

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

Dates: February 15-19, 2024
Pricing: $1750
Location: Weber State University Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center

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Rope Access Prep Course 

This program is designed to introduce participants to the basic movements and concepts of rope access. 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 that 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 individual group, we plan to cover the following topics:
- Dual rope theory and basic 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 manuevers: 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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