This course is perfect for professionals working at height (tower climbers, rope access techs, rescue teams, arborists, etc.), recreational users participating in vertical sports (i.e. climbers, cavers, canyoneers, etc.), persons and/or positions tasked with the responsibility of PPE examination (i.e. self-employed workers, health and safety managers, instructors, supervisors, team leaders and trainers.), companies/organizations performing third-party PPE examination services, Petzl Technical Partners or Petzl Information Partners. The course structure is comprised of a theory component and examination and a visual demonstration of items being put through drop tests!
These skills help encompass a safer way to work at height that meets regulation.
Below are the work at height courses that we offer. We have training locations in BC and Alberta with consistent training dates! All our courses are taught by our experienced and dedicated instructors. Make sure you check out their bios in our About Us section!
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IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) is based in the UK and it's Rope Access certification is internationally recognized. IRATA training consists of three levels of certification and we offer all three every month in BC and AB. Whether you are new to IRATA training, need a refresher, looking to upgrade, or need to recertify, our in-depth IRATA training program and instructors will equip you with safer and more efficient ways to do rope access on site.IRATA Training >
SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) is based in America and aims to promote the safe use of Rope Access within our regulatory bodies here in North America. SPRAT training also consists of three levels of certification, which we host every month in BC only. Our methods of teaching aim to lay out the basics as clearly as possible; while inspiring you to problem solve and to be as efficient as possible. Team collaboration is essential for successful Rope Access technicians and we embody that nature within our Rope Access training.SPRAT Training >
Our Tower and Climbing Rescue program comes in two parts, Climber 1 and Climber 2. Both are in line and approved by STAC (The Structure, Tower and Antenna Council). This course is meant for technicians who have to climb and work on telecommunication towers. Custom and on-site training is available for this course.Tower Training >
Gain competency in the thorough examination of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This Petzl course is perfect for individuals who are responsible for equipment and work at height PPE inspections. But, we encourage all technicians to take this course to gain a better understanding of equipment inspection, which ultimately prevents equipment failure on site.Petzl PPE Inspection >
We understand that sometimes you need training for a specific work site or structure. Understanding the rescue procedures, protocols, and equipment for a particular job is important and you may not have someone qualified in-house to run this program. Our training team has helped many companies in this scenario with our custom rescue training. These programs can be completed at our facilities or on site.Contact us >
Pacific Ropes is an official Petzl Technical Partner.
We can bring our Petzl PPE Competent program to your facility as long as you have a suitable classroom and learning area. The only thing missing from our off-site courses are the drop tests and visual demonstrations. Contact us to find out more.Contact Us
The course is 3 days long. It will involve a theory component and practical examination that you need to pass.
The course is $950 plus GST.
You will need to re-do this course every 3 years to keep it valid.
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. Read more here.
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.
We believe in life-long learning and there’s no better way to do it than doing it with our work at height community. With this passion, we’ve dedicated time and resources to ensuring our programs cater to different learning styles and are relevant to on-site work. Still aren’t sure? Check out our Google reviews below!
For our Corporate clients, we offer support and information to help them build an effective and safe work at height team. Your workers will walk away from our courses with additional resources they can use at work including manuals, videos, blog posts, articles and student learning platforms. In addition, to receiving special Corporate rates on all training and equipment, our Corporate clients are entitled to specialized services such as equipment inspection, engraving, custom open gyms, and more!Learn More >
Check out our training facility in Burnaby! We moved from Richmond to Burnaby in 2022 in order to expand our course offerings and upgrade our training facilities for our students! Come check it out!
Our Edmonton facility is jammed packed with new and up-to-date equipment. Check it out!
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.