Can a Level 1 or Level 2 work on site without a Level 3’s supervision?
Rope access technicians should work in teams of no fewer than two, one of whom should be a Level 3 rope access safety supervisor. Do not undertake rope access work alone.
Under the IRATA International Code of Practice, only Level 3 rope access technicians may be Rope Access Safety Supervisors.
Rope Access Safety Supervisors should be:
- competent in supervisory skills;
- competent in rope access techniques appropriate to the particular worksite and should understand the limitation of those techniques;
- responsible for hazard identification and risk assessment for rope access related tasks;
- competent in workmate rescue/retrieval techniques appropriate to each worksite and be able to organise and put into effect a workmate rescue/retrieval plan appropriate to that worksite.