What happens if I do not work on ropes for 6 months?
If rope access technicians are not using rope access techniques regularly, they should be evaluated for competence prior to the commencement of operational duties. Refresher training in particular techniques may be required and the amount of operational supervision necessary afterwards may need to be adjusted, depending on the outcome of the risk assessment.
If rope access technicians do not use rope access methods for a period of more than six months, they are required to undergo refresher training. The training should be appropriate for each individual and should be recorded in his or her logbook.
- shall be carried out by an IRATA International Level 3 rope access technician;
- shall not be carried out during operational duties;
- may involve the need to undergo a full training course.