Work at Height Supervisor

This course will provide the additional knowledge required to supervise any work task at Height, including rope access techniques. 

Entry Requirements: IRATA L2 & L3 or L1 with over 1500 hours of experience. 
Duration: 4 days

Ratio: 1/6


After completing the course, participants will have acquired the following knowledge:

• Understanding current national and European legislation of rope access methods for work at heights and safety standards.

• Risk Assessment, method statements, and rescue-evacuation plan.

• Understanding the importance of supervision and the role of the work-at-height supervisor.

• Understanding basic concepts such as main and backup systems, SWL - WLL - SF, Fall Factor - Impact Force, etc.

• Understanding the mechanical advantage, basic pulley systems, and haul systems.

• Fitting, adjustment, pre-use inspection, and care of the PFPE. Supervise and check the equipment used by operatives.

• Select and use anchor points, knots, and rigging techniques. Rope rigging and rope management.

• Basic and advanced rope manoeuvres such as:

  • Ascending and descending
  • Changeovers and re-belays, aid climbing, passing deviations, etc
  • Rigging for rescue and tensioned ropes
  • Basic and advanced rescue techniques


The course aims to give participants the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to supervise works at heights, including rope access technicians.

After completing the course, delegates can plan and organize rope access work tasks to identify and control the risks by documenting risk assessment and method statements.


Participants must complete several theoretical and practical tests to obtain their certificate. (Valid for 3 years).

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