A SPRAT Level 1 technician will be able to perform a range of rope access manoeuvres and have an understanding of the current legislation. A SPRAT Level 1 is required to be supervised by a designated SPRAT Level 2 or 3 rope access technician.
Level 1 rope access technician is:
Able to perform a range of rope access manoeuvres
Responsible for inspections of all his/her own personal rope access equipment.
Able to assist in rigging and non-standard operations, under supervision of a level 2 or 3
Able to undertake a “pick-off” rescue involving descent by him/herself and have knowledge of hauling systems
Our SPRAT Level 1 training is available in Canada.
Independent Evaluator will assess on a written question paper and practical examination.
5 Days. The training will be over 4 days with the 5th day being an evaluation by an independent evaluator.
Certification valid for 3 years.
Refresher training is available to in-date technicians who have not used rope access methods for a period of more than six months. Initially, it is carried out as one days' training, either on a Tuesday or Thursday
Included in Course
All of the equipment for training will be provided in the course cost. On passing the assessment the candidates will receive an SPRAT Certificate included in the course cost.
PRE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
The minimum age of candidates is 18 years. Candidates shall be physically fit and free from any disability or medical condition that may prevent them from working safely. They shall ensure that they have an adequate level of fitness, are physically able to perform the tasks expected in terms of strength, agility and co-ordination, and are able to withstand the stresses of the working environment, such as heat, cold and other inclement weather. Candidates must be able to understand, write and converse in English.
Ideally, all prospective employees should be in possession of an appropriate full industrial medical certificate before starting this kind of work and should be re-assessed at regular intervals thereafter. In the absence of a full medical, trainees are required to sign the KEE SAFETY Ltd medical fitness form.
Level 2 & 3:
Candidates applying to upgrade shall be competent in all practical and theory requirements of their current level prior to attendance of an upgrade course e.g. an existing Level 1 attending a Level 2 course shall be capable of performing all Level 1 techniques and answering Level 1 theory questions prior to the start of a Level 2 course.
Candidates who are not competent at their existing level may require additional training. As little time is available on upgrade courses for refresher training, pre-course evaluation is recommended to verify the candidates’ current level of competence.
Candidates seeking to upgrade shall ensure that: a) their current certification is still valid on the day of evaluation; b) they have the necessary six months’ experience and 500 working hours recorded and signed off in their logbook.
NOTE For the avoidance of confusion, six months experience means a technician is eligible for upgrade evaluation on the calendar day six months and one day after their previous evaluation. E.g. 1st April 2020 Level 1 assessment, 2nd September 2020 earliest possible L2 evaluation
Rope access Technicians who are upgrading or revalidating shall provide their logbooks to the SPRAT trainer member company at the start of the training course. Where rope access Technicians have lost their logbooks, they shall arrange for a replacement to be issued, completed and verified before evaluation. Rope access Technicians whose certification has expired should contact Kee Safety for more information.
Confirmation of documented experience are MANDATORY for revalidations (regardless of level) and all upgrades prior to the commencement of training.