Adventure Activities Working at Height Awareness - Artificial Structures

Who is this course for?

Anyone working on vertical artificial structures, climbing walls or ropes courses that need a straight forward solution for keeping workers safe at height.

Duration 1 day
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre (training may also be available at customers’ own venue)
Course Code LT67
Cost Excl VAT £195

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This training course aims to provide delegates with an awareness of safe and efficient work in a high ropes course or climbing wall environment. The course will provide a broad understanding of the uses and limitations of a range of equipment and techniques for working at height and a simple but effective system for working vertically.

If more complex manoeuvres or techniques are required, such as moving horizontally around structures or ascending and descending fixed ropes, then the Adventure Activities Height Access 3-day course will provide further information.

Adventure Activities Height Access Training Course


An understanding of belaying techniques would be advantageous but is not essential.

Course content

The course is a mix of theory and practical training sessions, with an emphasis on the practical application of safe work at height and rescue techniques. The following areas are covered:


  • Relevant legislation, guidelines and standards
  • Risk assessments and safety method statements
  • Exclusion zones
  • Work site organisation
  • Categories of PPE
  • Equipment selection and care, checks and inspection Anchor choice
  • Fall factors
  • Awareness of suspension syncope and casualty management

Equipment and Rigging:

  • Assembly of PPE
  • Checking of personal equipment
  • Rope systems
  • Rigging for rescue
  • Knots: tying, dressing and selection
  • Rigging basic anchor systems


  • Belaying systems
  • Work positioning systems
  • Use of work seats


  • Counterbalance rescue


The course assessment is by short written test and continuous practical assessment by Lyon staff.


A certificate of attendance and ID card record of training will be issued to successful candidates.
Certificate valid for three years from date of assessment.