Our group training rates are designed to save you money and apply to all our training courses.
As a Corporate member, you are entitled to discounts off equipment at our retail shop, PacRopes Gear.
Access to members-only equipment promotions. They happen every quarter and are open to Corporate members only.
Rope access awareness courses are 1 day long and are aimed to give the participant a taster of the rope access courses. Corporate members are entitled to free awareness courses for their staff for the purposes of evaluating whether they are suitable for the course or not.
Corporate members get discounts off our other support services such as laser engraving, rope marking, equipment shipping, and facility rental for team building events!
This 1-day rope access awareness course covers the basics of all the rope access maneuvers. We recommend this course to people who are unsure of their physical capabilities. By the end of this course, students will be able to determine if they can complete the full 5-day course or not. As Corporate members, you will receive complimentary spots in our Rope Access Awareness course. This will assist you in enrolling the workers, who can succeed in the full 5-day course.
If you registered your worker in the IRATA course, your worker has 60 days to come back and re-test. Our re-assessment fees include two extra days of training. These extra training days are optional but we strongly recommend they come back to train as a lot can be missed in the time off between the two assessments. If they don't come back within 60 days, they are required to re-do the full 5-day course. For SPRAT courses, there is no timeline to come back, but the sooner they come back, the better. If too much time lapses between, a lot of skills can be forgotten.Re-assessments
This choice depends on your company's goals, your clients' preferences, what industry your company operates within, and what provincial jurisdiction is followed. For example, in Alberta, many industries using rope access are partial to IRATA due to IRATA's strict regulations and guidelines. In BC, the provincial regulation states both IRATA and SPRAT are equally acceptable. Many high rise companies will lean towards SPRAT because this allows their employees to upgrade faster and eventually, they will have Level 3 Supervisors on staff quicker than going through the IRATA system. For more information on the pro's and con's for each certification, click below.IRATA or SPRAT
All our courses are 5 to 6 days long. Our courses have 4 days of training and then a 1 day assessment or IRATA and 1 day evaluation for SPRAT. Starting June 2022, we will offer level 2's and 3's an option for 5 days of training. To register your worker for a 5 day training week, please select dates in calendar that say IRATA only or IRATA or SPRAT only. For more information please send us an email or chat with us!Rope access training page
If you plan to enroll your current workers into their L1 IRATA or SPRAT, once successful in their assessments, they will receive an IRATA or SPRAT logbook. The purpose of the logbook is to record all rope access hours and work experience that they will need to present to their Assessor or Evaluator when you want them to upgrade to the next level. This logbook must be maintained and filled correctly or their hours may be disqualified. Usually, a L3 rope access technician needs to sign off on the hours but if you don't have one on staff, a Manager or Owner can sign off. Here is more information on how to sign off on hours and what logbooks need to look like in order to be eligible for upgrades.Employee Logbooks
Once your employee passes their level 1, they will need to work under a L3 rope access supervisor. This requirement is explained in the IRATA and SPRAT regulations, which is reference by provincial regulation in BC and Alberta. But, regulation aside, a level 1 rope tech can maneuver themselves on a rope access system but they do not have the experience or training to be able to perform advance rescues and rigging. Therefore a L3 Supervisor is required on site to manage the overall safety of the rope access work. If you do not have a L3 Supervisor staff member, we can help you hire one through our job postings.Contact us
Building internal rope access capability does not have to be complicated. Although there are many details to think about, there are five major areas that you need to consider. IRATA and SPRAT regulation are the guiding documents you need to refer to when putting these five components in place. We also have a Rope Access Management Program that you can utilize to start putting all the pieces in place.Contact us
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Jemia & Tim are awesome to work with, I placed a huge order and they got it to me in a timely fashion and at a great price. The entire Pacific Ropes team is inviting and a pleasure to work with. They answer all of my questions and provide feedback on how to do a job more efficiently and safer.
PacRopes L1 Student
Cam was my instructor. He's incredibly knowledgeable and extremely patient. His demonstrations were clear and concise. The facility is well equipped and very versatile. The whole team was pleasant and informative. Highly recommend if you're looking for an exciting career path!
PacRopes L1 Student
Have had a great week so far, all training has been completed and all that is left is practice and the test. I feel very competent completing the level 1 training tasks and look forward to finishing my level one. Want to say a big thanks to Aaron for being very professional and helpful when needed. Will be back for level 2
PacRopes L2 Student
Pacific Ropes is just the best training centre for rope access technicians. Their installations are great, as well as all equipment that they provide. Their Professional Instructors explain and demostrate all information is needed to get ready for any level of rope access. Thanks Cam and Josh!
PacRopes L3 Student
This was my 4th school in my 3rd country doing IRATA training. I had Josh as a trainer and very much liked his approach and teaching technique. 3 years is actually a long time between courses, so pretty much everyone doing a re-cert was pretty rusty. Josh was patient and explains each manoeuvre clearly and thoroughly and is very knowledgable with any questions you can throw his way. I have had trainers in the past that can be very intimidating and use the classic 'you should know this!'. We don't all do crazy monkey rescues on a daily basis so forgetting a few details along the way is only natural. Hence the need to re cert every 3 years. It wasn't like that at all with Josh. If I am still in BC when I need my next IRATA recert, I will be more than happy to come back to Pacific Ropes.