Industrial Rope Access Level 2 (ARAA)

Advanced Operator & Basic Site Supervisor


This course is designed to provide personnel whose specific job requires knowledge and skill proficiency in rope access techniques where they may be required to perform limited supervision and standard rescue procedures.

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
  • Complete and maintain site records
  • Create a site specific rescue plan
  • Carry out supervision of personnel/equipment/materials
  • Maintain communications and exclusion zones


5 Days

Entry Requirements

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 the following:

  • Current nationally accredited RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights Statement of Attainment or equivalent.
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Level I ARAA Certificate with 500 hours and 6 months of documented industrial rope access experience.


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.