This RoSPA assured course provides attendees with a broad understanding of the skills and techniques required to carry out operational inspections of ropes courses to comply with EN15567:2015 part 2—Operational Requirements.

Operational inspections must be carried out by a competent person at least every three months, or as indicated by the manufacturer’s instructions and are intended to be more thorough than a routine (visual) inspection. They are primarily intended to identify structural deterioration that might be missed on a day-to-day basis.

Attendees will already be Ropes Course Instructors or have sufficient experience of working at height.

Course content includes

  • Wire rope and timber inspection
  • Safe rope access
  • LOLER – where relevant
  • The Law and your responsibilities for your facility
  • Record keeping – helping you update relevant paperwork
  • When to retire equipment – how to do this safely and replacement
  • Rope course components and tolerances
  • Working at Height including safe methods of accessing

General Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Must be trained or qualified in rescue
  • Hold an in-date First Aid certificate
  • Must be competent at height
  • Good physical condition, able to partake in the activity
  • Have knowledge of basic accessing techniques
  • For a refresher you must have previously attended a full course and be able to provide your certificate or details of the course.

Course Details

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Location: Technical Outdoor Solutions training venue in Penrith, Cumbria
  • Cost: £500+vat per person
  • Refresher Cost: £150 +VAT per person – 1 day
  • Certification: Technical Outdoor Solutions Certificate
  • Minimum numbers for course to run: 4

For further details regarding training courses, to book onto a course or for staff training at your own centre please contact us.

Course Dates

Please see our Training Courses page for courses ran at our base in Penrith.