British Standard Rope Access Training


Persons required to work on rope systems or to assist in Rope Access Operations. Designed for members of Rope Access Teams to become aware of situations and build solutions into problem areas with safety margins in place. All access operators who may be required to perform rescues from height.


To be able to introduce a safe system of work into a WAH situation. To become competent in basic Rope Access Skills to gain access to WAH sites. Become competent in the use of rope systems. To understand legal requirements and emergency procedures in line with the WAH regulations 2005


The Working at Height Regulations 2005
Safe Systems of Work
Methods of Fall Protection
Existing Safe Working platforms
Anchor identification and selection
Movement on rope systems (ascending / descending, passing knots, rope to rope transfer, passing deviations, fixed and mobile aid climbing)
Fall arrest methods and understanding of suspension intolerance
Problem solving for Rope Systems on the incident ground
Casualty management and movement.
Risk assessing, identifying hazards and planning the work task.
Inspection care and maintenance


Fitting and adjustment of harness
Fitting and use of twin lanyards
Understanding practically the use of the energy absorbing lanyards
Fitting and use of work positioning equipment
Correct use of PPE anchors and anchor systems including belay loading limits
Use of work restraint systems to gain access to exposed edges
Ability to access all areas on rope systems
Pulley systems and mechanical advantage systems
Friction factors
Twin line cableways


No pre course requirements are required for this course.


A signed REAX statement of medical fitness to be signed prior to the commencement of the course. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the practical element of this course.

Practical assessment of correct selection and use of equipment. Written questions


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