Artificial Surfaces Climbing Guide Course

ABOUT THE course

Self Study – Pre Course Requirements
All Trainees will be required to Download and Complete the required documents for your course.
All of our courses have a set of  Study and Exam Materials that are required to be completed Prior to the Practical training phase.
Day 1
As this training is for a qualification in a workplace trainees are required to complete the following assignments:-
SWMS – safe work method statement  – Lead single pitch climbing activities on artificial surfaces – top rope
Risk assessment document  – Lead single pitch climbing activities on artificial surfaces – top rope
2 x Incident reporting
2 x Faulty equipment reporting
The theory training for these assignments is day 1 of the course
During this day we also mark the required course exams, exams are to be completed prior to the course
PACI membership applications and required photo ID’s
Submit digital copies of current first aid and CPR qualifications
Note:- Trainee’s will have 2 weeks to complete the written assignments after the last day of the course.
Day 2
The course teaches a variety of skills and systems in technical instruction, group instructional skills, delivering safety briefings and group management protocols and fitting clients personal protective equipment I.e. harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes and equipment.
Equipment and PPE inspections
Knots class – figure 8 eye knot, butterfly knot, prussic hitches, munter hitch, double ended figure 8
Dual connection for climber
Prepare equipment and participants -Brief participants and demonstrate single pitch top rope climbing and belaying techniques for artificial surfaces
Inform participants of known and anticipated risks, safety procedures,  safe areas and boundaries
Demonstrate and explain correct techniques appropriate for the activity and communication protocols to use during activity
Check and confirm participant ability to use and control equipment before activity commencement
Operation and Use of Auto Belays and Induction to bouldering areas
Manage safety during single pitch top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces
Monitor signs of participant difficulty, to ensure safety and welfare
Monitor participant behaviour and adherence to safety procedures, adjust level of supervision and assertively correct breaches, as required
Respond immediately to participant belay errors and hazardous situations
Complete ongoing risk assessments to minimise risk of injury to participants and others
Respond to emergency situations according to organisational safety, emergency response and first aid procedures


Day 3
Rescues Procedures:-
Use of rope-grab device on sling to immediately intervene and control belay rope
Critical belayer errors (I.e. too much slack, belaying on wrong rope)
Pendulum fall risk – snatch technique
Hair entrapment in belay device use of rope-grab device on sling to immediately intervene and brake tension on the belay rope
Climber up a wall without a rope or belay mismatch – ladder rescue
Using portable ladder to assist frozen climber – ladder rescue
Maintenance / Inspections:-
Change out ropes inspect and rotate for even wear and sheath slippage
Prevention of spinners tensioning loose holds
Washing holds – use of a high pressure water cleaner Scrubbing of holds by hand
OH&S PPE and safety protocols for use of pressure cleaners around electricity and water
Day 4
Assessment Phase:-

Lead single pitch climbing activities on artificial surfaces, top rope climbing & bouldering area

Rescues assessed in real time during activity
Debrief climbing activity
Maintenance assessment, faulty equipment identification and reporting
Day 5
Apply route setting skills, set up exclusion zones, route setting anchor setups,
Ground anchors rigged for rescue and immediate descent to ground
Vertical mobility, rope access skills, lanyards and the use of tools, use of a bosuns chair
Stripping a wall preventing dropped holds or tools and equipment
Setting a safe route of a required level of difficulty. prevention of spinners. fixing climbing volumes
Using the correct hardware for the chosen range of holds
Route setting assessment.
Trainees to perform skills alone and unaided
Complete all assignment and submit no later than 14 days after your course
If competency has been achieved trainees will finalise assessment verification documents and learner questionnaires.
This course is available on request – Training is conducted at your venue
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: $1870 pp
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