Industrial Rope Access Level 1 (ARAA)

Basic Operator



This course is designed to provide personnel whose specific job requires knowledge and skill proficiency in standard rope access techniques under the direct supervision of a Rope Access Supervisor or Lead Technician.

Participants will attain the practical application and understanding required to effectively perform industrial rope access tasks and will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the principles of rope access and legislative requirements
  • Understand the proper use, inspection, and care of equipment
  • Understand safety management programs, relevant policies, work permits, work zones, and job safety analysis (SWMS), pre-start meetings and tool box talks and emergency procedures

Perform descending and ascending techniques

  • Carry out changeovers and rope transfers
  • Carry out rescue techniques and technical manoeuvres
  • Assemble equipment which includes the following techniques: basic knots stopper, barrel, figure of eight, figure of eight on the bite, figure of nine on the bite, double fisherman’s, bunny ears, alpine butterfly etc.
  • Explain basic rigging and angles
  • Explain and apply hauling techniques
  • Apply deviation techniques
  • Understand basic anchor systems and use ancillary equipment


5 days (including 4 days of training and 1 day assessment)


  • Participants must be a minimum of 18 years old and have a sound knowledge of the English language
  • Participants are required to provide a copy of their current nationally accredited RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Statement of Attainment or equivalent
  • Present photo I.D. on arrival
  • Complete a ‘Fitness to Complete Training’ form. The student is required to declare any medical issue that may exclude them from full participation
  • Wear normal work clothing, enclosed footwear and remove all jewellery prior to commencement


On successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance from ARAA. Certification is valid for three (3) years from the date of assessment.


Students will be provided with morning tea and refreshments for all courses run at Saferight.
Saferight has kitchen facilities for people who wish to bring their own lunch or alternatively, there are cafes and lunch bars within close proximity.