Rope Access – SPRAT Certification

Rope Access - SPRAT Certification

Elevated Safety is proud to offer industrial rope access training to the SPRAT Certification Levels. These courses teach workers how to safely access structures using two-rope systems, as well as advanced techniques of structural progression and rescue. Rope access provides a safe, cost-effective, and efficient means of working-at-height, and is applicable to a growing number of industries and trades, including:

  • Structural Engineering & Inspecting
  • Theater & Production Rigging
  • Communication Tower Climbers & Erectors
  • Window Washers
  • NDT Technicians
  • General Facility Maintenance

About SPRAT

1024x768 SPRATlogoThe Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT®) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the safe development of industrial rope access standards. SPRAT supports companies and technicians using rope access in a variety of ways, including certification programs, regulatory support and networking. Membership in the organization is open to any company or individual that uses rope access. Each Elevated Safety trainee receives their first year of associate membership in SPRAT upon completing their evaluation.


SPRAT Level I: Rope Access Worker

The Level I rope access course begins by teaching safe work-at-height practices. The course then progresses into the specifics of working on a two-rope system, including ascending, descending, rope transfers, and rescues. Structural progression using Y-lanyards, anchoring basics, and awareness of the Job Hazard Analysis are also included in the coursework.

Level I Videos

Course information:

  • No experience required prior to training
  • Four days of rope access instruction by a competent trainer (recommended)
  • Completion of Level I written exam on the fifth day
  • Pass the Level I field evaluation conducted by a certified SPRAT evaluator on the fifth day

SPRAT Level II: Rope Access Lead Technician

This course prepares workers to move into the role of lead technician by building on the Level I skills and the worker’s experience. Level II trainees will be introduced to new rescues, hauling, and structural progression by aid climbing.

Level II Videos

Course information:

  • Minimum 500 hours and 6 months of documented industrial rope access experience as a Level I Technician required
  • Four days of rope access instruction by a competent trainer (recommended)
  • Completion of Level II written exam on the fifth day
  • Pass the Level II field evaluation conducted by a certified SPRAT evaluator on the fifth day

SPRAT Level III: Rope Access Supervisor

This is the highest level achieved under the SPRAT program. Significant experience and ability is needed to succeed in Level III training, which includes advanced leadership, rigging, and advanced rescue skills.

Level III Videos

Course information:

  • Minimum 500 hours and 6 months of documented industrial rope access experience as a Level II Technician required
  • Four days of rope access instruction by a competent trainer (recommended)
  • Completion of Level III written exam on the fifth day
  • Pass the Level III field evaluation conducted by a certified SPRAT evaluator on the fifth day