Adventure Activities Height Access - Artificial Structures

Who is this course for?

Anyone working on man-made structures such as indoor climbing walls and high ropes challenge courses.

Duration 3 days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work & Rescue Training Centre, Tebay, Cumbria. (Training may also be available at customers’ own venue)
Course code LT68
Cost Excl VAT £580

To enquire about this course or make a booking please contact us on 015396 26250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This course is designed for anyone employed to work in outdoor activities, climbing wall operations and route setting or ropes course construction and inspection. The course will provide an understanding of working at height legislation and the use of appropriate work techniques for ascending and descending ropes, including rescue of a co-worker. Training will be delivered in accordance with BS 7985:2009 Code of practice for the use of rope access methods for industrial purposes and BS ISO 22846-2:2012 Personal equipment for protection against falls - Rope access systems. It will also take into account the recommendations of the European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) with regard to access and rescue techniques.

Adventure Activities Height Access Training Course


Medically fit and healthy (if unsure, please contact us)
An understanding and experience of rope based systems, including rigging and belaying The minimum age of candidates is 18 years

Course content

The course includes both 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:

Theoretical Knowledge:

  • Relevant legislation, guidelines and standards
  • Risk assessments and safety method statements
  • Exclusion zones
  • Work site organisation
  • Categories of PPE
  • Selection of equipment
  • Equipment checks/inspection
  • Hazardous substances
  • Anchor types and systems
  • Angle loads
  • Fall factors
  • Hauling system theory
  • Awareness of suspension intolerance and casualty management

Equipment and Rigging:

  • Checking of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Assembly and fitting of PPE
  • Rope systems
  • Rigging for rescue
  • Knots - selection, tying and dressing
  • Rigging basic anchor systems
  • Rope and sling protection


  • Ascent
  • Descent
  • Passing mid rope protection
  • Passing deviations
  • Passing rebelays
  • Passing knots
  • Passing edge obstructions
  • Use of work seat Rescue and hauling:
  • Rescue from descent
  • Basic hauling


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


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