A 3 day RoSPA approved Wood Pole Inspector course is designed for those who are undertaking inspection of wooden poles within a ropes course environment.

The Course provides information and guidance for inspectors and constructors, regarding the selection, inspection, repair and discard criteria for wooden poles and wooden parts within ropes courses.

Course content includes

  • Structure and properties of wood
  • Natural durability of wood
  • Wood preservation
  • Types of wooden poles for ropes courses; including pole specification and species of poles
  • Wood degradation and decay
  • Inspection methods
  • Pole inspection reporting and recording
  • Discard criteria of wooden poles
  • Treatment, maintenance and repair or wooden poles

The course includes theory and hands on practical sessions, ending with a theoretical question paper and practical assessment.

General Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Experience of carrying out Operational Inspections
  • Able to demonstrate safe accessing at height

Course Details

RoSPA approved course

Minimum duration 3 days including assessment.

Minimum 4 persons for course to run.

Cost: £399.00 per person (+ vat)

Certification: RoSPA approved certificate

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 2019  page for course dates.