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    Default Sprat/irata

    Speaking from the industrial side, is there any market for someone with SPRAT rope access training?

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    There are quite a few companies doing rope access work both offshore and at land-based industrial facilities, dams, etc. The best ones require SPRAT certification or IRATA if overseas, for their employees.

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    Sure, its how I make my living. Was thinking of going a little more strong at contract climbing for contractors in my area. I fell its a market that is new for the country and yet when used is in constant demand. I love climbing for a living but it is surly not for everyone.

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    I just registered for Sprat Level I training at Ropeworks training center. Class is Jan 6-10 in Reno Nevada. I was told I can also test for IRATA for additional $200. on top of the course fee's. I may do both.

    As far as yearly re-cert goes, how do you guys go about that?

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    every three years for sprat. you normally just sign up for another class, or to level up. If you work for a company they will just send you on their dime.

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    are you looking to do rope access as a career?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairfield View Post
    are you looking to do rope access as a career?
    My current confined space tech job is only part time and I want to give myself options. I am also looking at NDT classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairfield View Post
    are you looking to do rope access as a career?
    So, do you have any advice for this field? All my training is from the fire side of things.

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    It is best for you to have some kind of construction background or Non Destructive testing certs. Rigging is also a good start. It is hard to get on with a company in the States due to we don't have many companies to begin with. If you know local construction guys you could try freelancing with them doing their rigging or hard to access work (like as a contractor assistant). I go for this on the side for myself, while also doing the occasional tree job as well. Then again, if it has anything to do with climbing I want to be a part of it!

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