Rope Access

The main use for Rope Access is personal suspension and to limit risk of falling.

To provide the user with full protection the combined use of an independent back up system is essential.

Rope Access is widely used by industrial users all over the world, in a variety of different environments, each environment requires a specific application and equipment.
These training courses cover all the relevant areas of rope access which are common to the IRATA training scheme, with added specific training which allows delegates to use operational and rescue equipment as well as effective rock face and slope operation.

Our rope access course has been designed by experienced training team, all holding multiple training qualifications as well as the IRATA Assessor Qualification, ensuring that the course and equipment are aligned with Rope Access Industry.

The course has 3 stages of progression:

  • Level 1- New start/trainee
  • Level 2 – General Operator
  • Level 3 – Supervisor

We also offer combined courses.

Level 1 – Trainee

  • Company general safety induction
  • Personal suspension equipment introduction, specifications, fitting care and storage
  • Equipment/system use and limitations
  • Back up equipment introduction fitting use and limitations
  • Introduction of Rope Access ropes, storage and care.
  • Awareness of site environment and work site organisation
  • Tool handling, specific to face work at height (hand tools)
  • Basic descending (less than vertical, short and less exposed situations)
  • Basic Ascending (less than vertical, short and less exposed situations)
  • Awareness of Top Lift System for rescue hoisting

Level 2 – Operator

  • All stage 1 element’s
  • Rigging of suspension sand safety ropes including Knots
  • Checking of personal and trainee’s equipment prior to start up
  • Worksite organisation
  • Descending
  • Ascending
  • Management of suspension and back upropes
  • Rope Manoeuvres
  • Descent rescue of colleague (from decent or ascent mode)
  • Use of Top Lift system to perform personnel rescue hoist
  • Advanced tool handling (power tools)
  • Lowering systems (equipment)
  • Awareness of lowering (personnel) using Top Lift System
  • Conversant with company procedures, risk assessment

Level 3 – Supervisor

  • All stage 1 and 2 elements
  • Management of anchorage areas for multi person use
  • Advanced rope techniques
  • Management of Top Lift System for hoisting and lowering rescues
  • Equipment records routing inspection, redundancies
  • Knowledge of Statutes, Regulations and standards
  • Full conversant with company procedures, risk assessments and methods of work
  • Trained and qualified to deliver in house elements of training


To book or find out more, please call JMS Training team on 0845 457 0000