Rope Access Technician Training

Instructor Helping Student Secure His Line as Others Prepare to Ascend
Applied Technical Services offers rope access technician training for prospective candidates seeking SPRAT accreditation or reaccreditation. Rope access technicians specialize in working at heights to perform maintenance, inspection, and construction work on tall structures such as storage tanks, high-rise buildings, and construction sites. With the proper training, technicians can use a main line and safety line to scale, descend, or move laterally to reach high, tight, and unstable work areas. Because rope access involves the use of a system of ropes as opposed to scaffolding or specialized construction equipment, there is a great demand for this cost-efficient discipline.
The two major organizations for rope access certification are SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians), and its European counterpart IRATA. The former is strongly recognized as the establishing body for rope access standards in North America, which is why most employers look for SPRAT-certified technicians. As professional workers, rope access technicians often perform façade inspections, antennae installation, pressure washing, rock scaling, and maintenance operations, among other jobs.
Certification With ATS

ATS’ rope access technician training is open to candidates above the age of 18, and no prior experience is required to pursue a Level I certification. Our course is five days long, with the first four days consisting of hands-on training and lessons on SPRAT regulations and procedures. These classes will be taught by our experienced training coordinator, who maintains both SPRAT and IRATA Level III certifications. By both learning and applying rope access techniques in our safe indoor training facility, candidates will be prepared to securely tie knots, maintain equipment, and perform rescue operations in a real-world environment. The certification session is held on the final day, and students who pass will be certified in the level for which they chose to train. The three levels of SPRAT certification are listed below:

  • Level I: Technicians at this level may perform basic rope access functions while under the direct supervision of a higher-level technician.
  • Level II: Technicians at this level may work under the supervision of a Level III technician to perform rope access operations and/or safety evaluations of rope access operations; also qualified to conduct basic rescue from rope access systems.
  • Level III: These technicians are qualified to assume responsibility for the entirety of a rope access project, can design and analyze rope access systems; capable of providing advanced rescue aid.
ATS Professional Experts

For over 50 years, ATS has successfully uncovered facts in accident and forensic investigations, materials testing, chemical analysis, nondestructive testing, and metallurgy. We employ qualified lab and field personnel, including certified inspectors and technicians, metallurgists, chemists, scientists, and engineers across various disciplines. Our certified experts serve customers in a variety of industries across both national and global markets.

Quality Assurance Credentials

At ATS, we emphasize the importance of pursuing and meeting measurable objectives in safety, efficiency, and client satisfaction. We are committed to continual improvement of our services through the objectives set by top management, which is why our Quality Management System is registered with ISO 9001. All tests, inspections, and consulting engineering services are performed by engaged, well-trained personnel who work in accordance with the relevant standards of their respective industries.

ATS Accreditations and Certifications Include:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • Certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Nadcap Accredited for NDT and Materials Testing
  • EN71 European Toy Safety Testing
  • FAA Repair Station
  • CPSC Accredited Lab

Our Quality Program Also Satisfies the Following Quality Standards:

  • 10CFR Part 50 Appendix B Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants
  • 10CFR Part 21 Reporting of Non-compliance
  • ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Requirements

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