Rope Access II


This 5-day course prepares candidates for SPRAT and/or IRATA Level II certification. This course focuses on more complex rope access tasks required of an experienced technician working under the supervision of a Level III technician.

Learning Objectives

• Understand and follow rope access procedures, work plans, and associated risk assessments
• Inspect personal rope access equipment
• Perform a variety of rope access maneuvers
• Capable of more complex rigging and rescue techniques

Job-site Safety and Documentation

• Understand guidelines for Rope Access work and relevant legislation
• Understand the process to develop an access work plan or method statement
• Able to identify and mitigate hazards
• Establish exclusion zones
• Document Rope Access work using experience logbooks


• Capable of more complex rigging, including re-belays, deviations, and pull-through anchors
• Capable of rigging rig-to-rescue systems and tensioned lines (IRATA Level II only)
• Capable of inspecting the safety of rope access systems
• Able to tie a variety of knots and hitches

Rope Access Techniques and Rescues

• All rope access techniques to include aid climbing and structure climbing
• Rescue a casualty in descent and ascent
• Rescue a casualty through a variety of rigging scenarios (IRATA Level II only)
• Use hauling and lowering systems for a rescue
• Assist with complex rescue scenarios


Candidates seeking certification to SPRAT or IRATA Level II Technician must have appropriate previous industrial rope access experience.

• SPRAT requires a minimum of 6 months experience and 500 logged working hours.
• IRATA requires a minimum of 12 months experience and 1000 logged working hours.

Participants will be asked to perform moderate to strenuous activities. A physical examination by a doctor is strongly recommended. Candidates will be required to sign a Liability Release Form and a Statement of Medical Condition confirming the absence of known medical conditions that might preclude their ability to safely work at height


Please see physical requirements for rope access work for more details.