Rope Access Training

Rope Access Training

Rigging International Group offers:

Training Calendar

April 2019

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  • IRATA/SPRAT Training Las Vegas NV
  • IRATA/SPRAT Training Las Vegas NV
  • IRATA/SPRAT Training Las Vegas NV
  • IRATA/SPRAT Training Las Vegas NV
  • IRATA/SPRAT Training Las Vegas NV

Rope Access IRATA-SPRAT Certification

$1700 SPRAT Certification
$1700 IRATA Certification
$1950 IRATA/SPRAT Dual Certification
Length: 4 days of training followed by 1-day IRATA assessment and/or 1-day SPRAT evaluation. Dual certification candidates must attend both days of testing.


Rope access is a tested method of work which is recognized globally for its safety and effectiveness. Rope access is utilized across many industries- oil and gas, power generation, entertainment rigging, and construction. We offer training to all three IRATA and SPRAT levels. Certification is attained by passing a written and practical evaluation by an IRATA Assessor and SPRAT evaluator who is independent of our training company. This course includes fall arrest user and inspection training, and also provides self rescue and assisted rescue training.

Topics covered include:

  • Risk assessments
  • Equipment selection and inspection
  • Anchor selection
  • Primary and Back up systems
  • Ascent and descent
  • Negotiating edges, re-anchors, deviation.
  • Passing knots
  • Climbing with fall arrest equipment
  • Aid climbing
  • Rescue considerations and scenario-based training
  • Advanced access, rigging, and rescue techniques (L2 & L3)


Confined Space Entrant, Attendant, Supervisor, and Rescuer Training

Length: 3 days
Cost: $1000


A hands on course covering topics related to confined space work and rescue applications. The target audience is teams that perform work or rescue services in confined spaces. The focus will be on best work practices that allow safe access to permit required spaces. Simulated entries and rescues from IDLH-type atmospheres that require the use of supplied air respirators will also be included. Our facility is designed to simulate a variety of situations, so that teams are able to practice the most difficult scenarios.

Topics covered include:

  • Legal responsibilities and requirements
  • Equipment selection, proper use, and inspection
  • Patient packaging
  • Litter rigging
  • Tripod and hoist operation
  • Confined space at height
  • IDLH hazardous atmospheres
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Knots and rigging
  • Systems and risk analysis

PPE Selection, Inspection and Management, Competent Person Inspection Training

Length: 3 days
Cost: $1000


This course covers personal protective equipment (PPE) for professional workers at height. We will emphasize proper selection, inspection, and management of a variety of equipment. This course is intended for end users, and those responsible for PPE inspection and management.

Topics covered include:

  • Risk assessment and associated decision making.
  • Potential hazards associated with the use of PPE for protection against falls from height.
  • Legislation and current requirements regarding the management of PPE.
  • Definition of “competent person.”
  • General principles and uses of PPE.
  • Employer and PPE inspector responsibilities.
  • Understanding a technical notice.
  • Principal actions of the examiner: maintenance, returns under warranty, removal of products from service, etc.
  • Principal corrective actions: information to provide for the users and/or their management system.
  • Necessary tools and work environment to efficiently perform PPE examination.
  • Presentation of Petzl Technical Institute PPE examination protocol.
  • Pre-use checks, special inspections, thorough examinations, signs and symptoms, significance of any defects, criteria for removal from service.
  • Identify defects and damage which would result in the item being removed from service.
  • Inspection reporting.


Fall Arrest Competent Person Training For General Industry and Construction

Length: 1 day
Cost: $400


A hands-on, practical course in fall arrest safety systems. This training provides the highest standard of safety for end users working in arenas, ballrooms, convention centers, high rise and residential construction sites and industrial plants. And is also recommended for employers, supervisors, managers and safety officers who oversee a Fall Management Program. Our curriculum is based on current regulations, standards and guidance for working at height, both in general industry and construction, and satisfies all OSHA training requirements. Students will have the opportunity to practice with equipment from leading manufacturers in our state-of-the-art training facility. We also offer on-site training at your facility. Please contact us for more information.

Topics covered include:

  • Legal responsibilities and requirements
  • Equipment selection and inspection
  • Anchor selection
  • Horizontal lifelines.
  • Vertical lifelines
  • Self-retracting systems
  • Fall factors
  • Rescue considerations

Fall Arrest Rescue

Length: 2 day

Cost: $800


OSHA requires that “the employer shall provide for the prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.” This course includes instruction and practical exercises in self rescue and assisted rescue, using a variety of techniques and equipment. We recommend this training for designated rescue teams, and also for any personnel working in remote or otherwise complicated locations, where rescue services would not be able to access in a timely manner.

Topics covered:

  • Legal responsibilities and requirements
  • Equipment selection and inspection
  • Anchor selection
  • Self-Rescue
  • Remote Retrieval
  • Rescue Rigging
  • Risk Analysis
  • Rescue Systems and Methods

Improvised Self Rescue, Level 1

Offered through our partner, Red Rock Climbing Center, in Red Rock Canyon Conservation.

Length: 2 days

Cost: TBD (Offered through Red Rock Guides)


Designed for recreational climbers, cavers and canyoneers with knowledge and experience at an intermediate level. Climbing ability is not the gauge, but rather familiarity with systems, equipment and techniques. We will not be covering basic belay or rappel techniques, how to tie a knot, attach to an anchor, etc. Please get in touch if you are unsure whether you have the appropriate knowledge base. We hope to encourage you to sign up, and we can arrange a short refresher of basic skills at the Red Rock Climbing Center, or at our facility. We feel that the material covered in this course is essential for everyone who ties into a rope, and will greatly improve your ability to stay safe out there.

We will look at some of the more common causes of climbing accidents, and how to avoid them. We will also practice techniques that can allow climbers to get themselves or a partner out of a predicament.

  • Rappel safety
  • Releasable hitches
  • Belay escape
  • Knot pass
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Ascending a single rope
  • Ascending a doubled rappel rope
  • lternative methods for rappel/ belay/ lower
  • Lowering a partner
  • Simul-rappeling with a partner


We will focus on techniques and methods that use equipment the climber probably already carries on their harness. Please bring the following gear and mark your carabiners:

  • harness
  • shoes
  • climbing helmet
  • multi-use belay device, such as the ATC Guide or Reverso
  • 1 cordellette
  • 2 short Prussik loops
  • 2 shoulder length slings
  • 5 locking and 5 non-locking carabiners.


Safety is paramount on all our courses. The training location will be thoroughly assessed for hazards and managed by experienced professionals. And students will always be attached by a secondary safety line when practicing at height. Please ensure your equipment is in good condition.