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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Altius Technical Services is a SPRAT-approved full trainer headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have high-class training centers conveniently located in Atlanta, Georgia, Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America, and Cape Town in South Africa.