SPRAT Rope Access Level I Training

Developed for participants with no prior experience, the SPRAT rope access level 1 training course teaches the basic skills required to work safely on a two-rope system and prepares for the SPRAT Evaluation written examination. Students must be at least 18 years old, verified by government-issued identification. With veteran instructors, innovative equipment, and a proven track record, Altius Technical Services can help you prepare to work in environments in which ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to hard-to-reach or at-height locations. Click here for pricing information on a SPRAT certification.

This course is ideal for entry-level technicians and includes the following:

  • Level 1 knots 
  • Equipment inspection, maintenance, and use 
  • Ascending system use 
  • Descending system use 
  • Transferring from rope to rope 
  • Belaying methods, techniques and best practices 
  • Short and long re-belays 
  • Passing knots in ascent and descent 
  • Work seat or bosun’s chair use 
  • Two-rope system load movement 
  • At-height rope worker situational discussions, including fall factors, minimum breaking strengths, and safe working habits  
  • Job safety awareness 

Students complete the above coursework over a five-day period under the supervision of certified SPRAT evaluators, with four days of training followed by one day of assessment. 

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Rope access technician trainee
Altius Technical Services is a SPRAT-approved full trainer headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have high-class training centers conveniently located in Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America, Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta in Canada and Cape Town in South Africa.