SPRAT L3

Target group

A Level III Supervisor has the overall responsibility for safety at a Rope Access workplace, and has in-depth knowledge about rigging, rescuing and design of work descriptions and risk analyses.

Course Goals

On successfully passing the exam the candidate can:

Evaluate the safety of equipment and rope systems
Carry out rigging both at a normal and advanced levels
Have an understanding of a fundamental system analysis
Establish anchor systems
Carry out standard rescues, and rescues demanding equipment with mechanical gearing
Knowledge of mechanical anchors

Content

Theory/Practical Exercise

Safety and Theoretical knowledge

Refresher and repetition of the safe practices for Rope Access work and Certification Requirements documentation
Skills and responsibilities required for each level in SPRAT Levels I-III.
Refresh knowledge of different access methods and risk levels
Documentation of work: Logbook, risk analysis and work description, and to ensure they are complied with by the team members
Ensure the team carries out their daily Safety Checks
Ensure correct and effective communication and interaction within the Team
Establish and cordon-off Hazard, Access and Safe zones
Be the individual responsible for maintenance, inspection and use of the equipment
Ensure the employer's guidelines for Rope Access work are complied with

Knots and Rigging skills

Repetition of knots from previous levels, and learn any new knots shown
Refine rigging techniques and take them to a deeper level (angles, loads, and so forth)
Lowering systems and "pull-through" anchors
Discuss various anchors and test them
Basic understanding of fall factors, impact forces and the Parallelogram of Forces

Practical Rope Access

Climb/descend and negotiate an edge
Tool change, shift from descent device to rope clips
Pass over knots, rebelays and redirects
Change ropes
Mast climbing: use of snap hooks with fall arrester, and an understanding of the most common fall protection systems.
Horizontal climbing, traversing, between points

Rescue

Compile written risk analyses and work descriptions
Handling Suspension Trauma
Saving workmates in climbing and descent situations, including 1:1 rescue with foot sling
Lowering of workmate past obstacles (knots, redirects, rebelays, rope-to-rope, etc.)
Knowledge of how to optimise rescue systems using mechanical gearing
Pitch-head haul by breaking into a tight rope
Rescue hoisting using rescue rope
Rescue from horizontal traverse
Cross Hauling
Highlines and Guidelines

Miscellaneous

A certificate will be awarded after successful completion of the course. The certificate is valid for three years. Level 1 candidates can be allowed in to courses in combination for L2 and L3.

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