Do my staff need to train to work at heights with rope access?

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Do my staff need to train to work at heights with rope access?

Aidan Wright Answered question October 1, 2022
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If you employ surveyors, painters, electricians, installers, and inspectors, you may consider giving them at least basic rope access training. With increased numbers of high-rise buildings, employees are likely to find themselves in situations where they would work at heights. For the safety of your staff and avoidance of issues with the law, it is best to train every staff member that does any off-the-ground work in rope access. 

Besides, not having trained technicians that work on the rope on your team may result in missing out on some businesses. Training your staff to become a level 1 rope access technician takes a few days and often costs less than £1000. The second level requires them to have worked for a year with 1000 hours of practical experience with the level 1 certification. 

For IRATA level 3 certification, your staff must have demonstrated over 1000 worth of practical skills for over a year. I’d advise you to outsource to Rope Access London, a better and faster alternative if you are in immediate need of professionals with years of experience working at heights.

Aidan Wright Answered question October 1, 2022