Rope Access Training

In partnership with R.A.C. Group we offer Rope Access Training courses to help you take part in the growing rope access construction industry. In this industry, workers use a double rope suspension system and rigorous preparation methods to accomplish construction tasks. These courses are aimed at tradesmen, technicians and experienced construction workers who can use the training to open up new professional opportunities.

The IRATA and SPRAT courses use certified standard and industry-leading techniques for rope workers. Both organizations have standout safety records for their workers.

Rope Access Training courses are eligible for employer funding under the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

View our Rope Access Training brochure for more information.

Admission requirements

Each Rope Access Training course has different admission requirements.

  • IRATA Level 1 - You must be 18-years-old or older, medically and physically fit and comfortable with heights.
  • IRATA Level 2 - You must have a minimum of one year and 1,000 hours logged as an IRATA Rope Access Level 1 worker.
  • IRATA Level 3 - You must have your Basic First Aid Certificate and a minimum of one year and 1,000 hours logged as an IRATA Rope Access Level 2 worker (minimum 2,000 hours logged in total).
  • SPRAT Level 1 - You must be physically fit and comfortable with heights.
  • SPRAT Level 2 - You must have your certification in SPRAT Level 1, and a minimum of 500 hours and six months of logged Rope Access experience.
  • SPRAT Level 3 - You must have your SPRAT Level 3 certification, a minimum of 500 logged Rope Access hours at Level 1, and a minimum of 500 logged Rope Access hours at Level 2 (1,000 in total).

Tuition and fees

Each Rope Access Training course has a cost of $2,200.00 plus GST.

Program structure

Each Rope Access Training course is 40 hours in length.

Courses are held at the RAC Training Centre #29-925 Memorial Drive.

Courses

IRATA Level 1 (CEIRA100)

You will learn how to work safely and perform efficiently as a rope access technician. After completion, you will be able to perform many tasks at height under the direct supervision of an experienced technician. You will learn relevant guidelines and legislation, risk assessment, standard safety checks, communication methods and how to use and maintain all rope access equipment.

IRATA Level 2 (CEIRA200)

In addition to reviewing techniques in the IRATA Level 1 course, you will learn more advanced safety, rescue and systems analysis skills. You will expand your knowledge on all relevant legislation and quality assurance procedures. The course is a stepping stone to your full IRATA Level 3 Rope Access Supervisor certification.

IRATA Level 3 (CEIRA300)

This course provides advanced training in theoretical concepts, safety legislation, systems analysis equipment inspection, risk assessment and site management. Once you are certified, you will be a safety supervisor responsible for the safety and supervision of team members.

SPRAT Level 1 (CESPR100)

You will learn how to execute basic rope access tasks under supervision, and general rescue skills how to use rigging setups. You will use equipment like load-sharing anchors and shock-absorbing lanyards, and learn all the fundamental techniques for working on ropes as a team.

SPRAT Level 2 (CESPR200)

You will learn how to execute all SPRAT Level 1 skills with speed and efficiency. This course focuses on advancing your abilities in positioning, rigging and rescue. Once certified, you will be able to conduct rope access operations, maintain access equipment and evaluate the safety of rope access systems.

SPRAT Level 3 (CESPR300)

You will learn how to become a rope access supervisor who is skilled at the setup, use and analysis of all rigging, rescue and fall protection systems. Developing team leadership and site supervisory skills are important components of the course. You will be challenged to perform difficult, advanced rescues under every possible circumstance. We give special attention to job site documentation and relevant legislation.

R.A.C is an IRATA & SPRAT company O/T 1008 certified

Registration

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