Date(s) - 10/14/19 - 10/16/19
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Work at Height for Competent Persons
The Climbing Wall Association has developed a Work-at-Height training and assessment program for commercial climbing gym and institutional climbing wall operations. The course will combine instruction in the administrative requirements, specialized equipment, practical techniques, and procedures for work-at-height in a climbing facility.
Certification participants will demonstrate their ability to conduct a hazard assessment, write elements of a fall-protection plan, and demonstrate techniques for ascending, descending, positioning, self-belay, and rescue while working at height on a climbing wall. We will discuss the selection and use of vertical rope access fall arrest equipment and the application of certain work at height techniques used in industry to the climbing wall environment. Successful candidates should understand, and be able to implement, a comprehensive work-at-height fall protection program in a climbing gym setting.