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Specialist Training

Specialist Training

Hi-Rope’s commitment to safety and providing first class specialist training is mirrored in the development of the standards which govern the industry. As a founder member of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA), the company has been represented and active in ensuring that equitable levels of competence and training have been established. The company is BSI registered and approved to ISO 9002.

The company has qualified IRATA approved assessors, auditors and trainers as staff members. Additionally, key staff are certified to NEBOSH general and diploma standard.

We specialise in offering training in many areas:

  • Industrial Rope Access Trade Association courses (all levels) to BS7985:2002
  • Access and Rescue training courses designed for the specific requirements of the client
  • Confined Spaces Training
  • Down Leg Competency Training
  • CCNSG Passport to Safety (ECITB)

The training currently takes place in both our large indoor facilities in Edinburgh and in Aberdeen.

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IRATA Rope Access Training

The company is one of the largest IRATA training providers and is equipped to train to all levels.

Training staff are appropriately qualified and have a wealth of practical industrial experience.

Methods of instruction reflect the principle that the use of ropes is a means to gain safe and efficient access/egress to and from the work site and that other methods of work positioning may be appropriate.

We aim to provide a wider focus for trainees in order that they are better prepared for the industrial environment and not only competent in the manipulation of rope access techniques.

The measure of our success is based upon the quality of training and our assessment results.

Other Training Courses

We adapt our specialised knowledge of safety techniques and equipment to meet our clients’ requirements.

We have developed work procedures and training programmes for a variety of organisations. By drawing on our expert knowledge and professional training courses, our clients can carry out work tasks safely and efficiently, within current guidelines and standards.

If your work involves heights, exposed or remote sites, restricted or confined areas, then we can provide you with appropriate training, equipment and where necessary, supervision.

Specific tasks which historically have been prohibitively expensive, or have become logistical and operational minefields because of the access methods used, can be performed safely, efficiently and cost effectively.

We can advise and train you in the most up to date methods available.

Specialist Courses 

  • IRATA Rope Access Training Courses to All Levels
  • Specific Rescue and Work at Height Training
  • IRATA approved First Aid Training by H & SE Registered Instructors
  • Rigging & Lifting Courses and Assessment
  • Confined Spaces Training
  • CCNSG Passport to Safety
  • Working At Height Awareness Courses
  • Tensioned Netting Courses
  • Mast Climbers Safety Courses
  • Work Positioning and Fall Protection Equipment Safety Courses
  • Mobile and On-Site Rope Access Training and Assessment Service, UK and World wide
  • Structured Training Packages (STP – non residential)
  • Residential Structured Training Packages (RSTP)

Structured Training Packages (STP)

In addition to all of the unit courses listed above, Hi-Rope offers a Structured Training Package (STP), where each course is designed and tailored to suit the individual training needs of each candidate.  These packages can be carried out on a residential, or non-residential basis where the candidate can receive 8 – 10 training courses over a four week period.

The Residential Structured Training Packages (RSTP) have proved to be very successful with the MOD, where personnel leaving the services are receiving the necessary training to assist them in finding employment in the civilian sector.

Related Services

  • Technical Audit/Assessment of Companies for Probationary/Full Membership of IRATA
  • Provision of IRATA approved Independent Assessors

Equipment Certification & Supply

We supply specialist equipment used for rescue and work at height. We provide advice for clients on the best choice of equipment for specific tasks. We can provide the training that is required for the use of such equipment.




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