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 workplace, and to be supported there. A twin rope system must always be employed to have a safety backup. 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?
"Best IRATA course in NZ bar none."
Jon Townsend, Christchurch
Our new, state-of-the-art training facility in central Christchurch is the largest, highest (9m) and most realistic training venue in New Zealand. The vast facility can cater to large courses and offers realistic New Zealand rope access scenarios. Located close to local cafes and amenities.
QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS
Heads Up only uses the most experienced and qualified instructors in the country. All training courses are led 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 week of free training if you fail your first assessment.
Our course price of $2000 plus GST is set to a sustainable level. At Heads Up you will get the best training and 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. IRATA has developed industrial rope access 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 recognised and admired worldwide for its importance and value; over 200,000 IRATA technicians have been registered in over fifty countries and on every continent. The thorough, dedicated IRATA training programme delivers a skilled workforce that can reliably employ a proven work-at-height method.