WHAT IS ROPE ACCESS?
Rope access is a safe method of working at height, initially developed from techniques used in recreational rock climbing and caving, where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to the work place, and to be supported there. A twin rope system must be employed so that there is always a safety back up. Rope access technicians descend, ascend, and traverse ropes for access and work while suspended by their harness. The most common applications for modern rope access include inspection, surveying, maintenance, and construction on bridges, dams, wind turbines, towers, buildings, and industrial plants.
why train at heads up
Heads Up uses the YMCA adventure centre in Christchurch for rope access training. It is the biggest, highest (13 meters) and most realistic IRATA training venue in New Zealand. The vast facility can cater for large courses and offers realistic scenarios for New Zealand rope access. Located close to local amenities, the facility also offers food & drink refreshments and shower facilities.
qualified & experienced instructors
Heads Up only uses the very most experienced and qualified instructors in the country. All training courses are lead by IRATA level 3i’s and IRATA Assessors, giving candidates the best experience and knowledge about passing their assessment.
At Heads Up we offer free re-assessment and a whole week of free training if you manage to fail your first assessment.
free lunch all week
Lunch is provided daily during our IRATA courses.
Our course price is set to a sustainable level. At Heads Up you will get the very best training and best value for money in the country. As they say, "you get what you pay for".
WHY IRATA TRAINING?
IRATA - (International Rope Access Trade Association) is the sole global trade association in the work-at-height sector; it has member companies on every continent. Industrial rope access has been developed by IRATA in the last 30 years to a point where it is the chosen means of access for much of the work in the offshore oil and gas industry as well as a range of projects in construction, civil engineering, the natural environment and much more. Its success is based on thorough training and strict working guidelines that deliver an unrivalled safe working record year after year. The IRATA technician carries a card that is recognised and admired around the world for its importance and value; over 100,000 IRATA technicians have been registered in over fifty countries and in every continent. The thorough, dedicated IRATA training programme delivers a skilled workforce that can reliably employ a proven work-at-height method.