Training - Level 1Written by admin
Wed 03rd Jan 2007
This Level is intended to prepare candidates for the ARAA Level I certification.
A successful candidate should be capable of performing a range of rope access tasks required by his or her employer, under the direct supervision of a more experienced Technician (level 2 & level 3) This course will introduce some concepts beyond those required.
After training all Level 1s should be competent to complete the following:
* Inspect and comment on rope access rigging, anchors, knots and equipment
* Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for working on roofs.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the ARAA code.
* Demonstrate an understanding of Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 4488.2:1997 Industrial Rope Access Systems Part 2: Selection, use and maintenance
*Ability to demonstrate tying a Figure 8, alphine butterfly and double fishermans knot
*Identify and comment on potential hazards encountered when rope access is used on a worksite.
*Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for public protection when working at height.
Technical Rope Access Skills
All operators should be competent to complete the following safely, maintaining a minimum of two points of contact at all times:
* Acend using ascenders and back up device
* Descend using descender and back up device
* Contact retrieval of unconscious or injured workmate from descender
* Ascend past knot in working rope
* Ascend past knot in safety rope
* Descened past knot in working rope
* Descened past knot in safety rope
No formal qualifications required. Applicants should have an adequate knowledge of the English language to work safely. Competency Qualification can only be issued to those 18 years and over.
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.
To download the full course outline please click here.