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Access Training

Rope access techniques are becoming a more common alternative for reaching work areas that may otherwise require expensive equipment and time consuming set up. Access techniques are used for inspections, infrequent maintenance or anytime work platforms are not practical.



AC 01 Basic Access Techniques

Basic Access Techniques focuses on the use of self lowering and ascending systems to gain access to difficult access work locations. The student learns how to lower into position using backup systems to protect himself. Positioning for the work can involve ascending and protected traverses. Any worker who uses these techniques must be able to provide a self rescue in the event of an equipment failure or malfunction. The student learns alternative ways to descend or ascend and when to call for help


  duration 2 days
recommended refresher 1 year
prerequisite FP 01
maximum students per instructor 6


KEY TOPICS
equipment specifications
anchoring
self lowering
conventional belay techniques
self belays
ascending
use of vertical lifelines
emergency procedures