Duration: 5 days training + 1 day exam
The training consists of a theoretical part, where topics related to work at heights are discussed. The main part, however, is a practice training, including rope access techniques used in work at heights. The last day of the training is a practice exam, which is conducted by an independent examiner accredited by SPRAT.
Level 1 technician trainee
This rope access technician is able to perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a Level 3.
Level 2 rope access technician- Specialist:
Rope access technician- Specialist: at this level a technician has full range of knowledge and skills in rope access techniques, prepares occupational positions and participates in rescue operations under the supervision of Level 3 specialist. Candidates who are joining the SPRAT certification at level 2, shall have a minimum of 6 months experience and documented a minimum of 500 hours of work as a technician with SPRAT qualifications at Level 1.
Level 3 rope access technician – Supervisor:
He supervises work, he takes full responsibility for work delivery and for employees subjected to him. He has full knowledge and skills from levels 1, 2 and 3. He has a comprehensive knowledge of advanced rescue techniques. Candidates who are joining the SPRAT certification at level 3, shall have a minimum of 6 months experience as a technician with SPRAT qualifications at level 2 and current first aid certificate.
There is a possibility to join the training at Level 2 or 3 without the previous level 1. Candidates who join the certification should meet the following conditions:
Direct Entry level 2
documented 500 hours of work,
Direct Entry level 3
documented 1000 hours of work,
After completing the training, participants receive a certificate of the SPRAT organization and a Logbook, in which a career history of the technician is recorded. Each certificate, regardless to the level, is issued for a period of 3 years. After this date you should attend to a refresher training or ascend to a higher level. Additionally, technicians who did not participate in the work at heights for longer than six months should undergo re-training.