Abseilon Rope Access – Abseilon announced the expansion of its Rope Access Program to include training courses in the Pittsburgh area last week. In response to new OSHA Standards with Work-At-Height pertaining to window cleaning and building maintenance, Abseilon Rope Access held its first SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) Certification in a partnership with Ascend Pittsburgh and Rock-n-Rescue at the Ascend Pittsburgh climbing gym on Monday, February 4th, 2019 thru Friday, February 8th.
Abseilon founder Ken Piposar and SPRAT certified instructor Mike Duran have provided monthly Rope Access training courses in both Texas and Arizona for many years and lead the Pittsburgh program’s five-day training event. The first four days were focused on training the students while the fifth and final day was dedicated to taking the certification exam.
Although this event was only the first training course provided by Abseilon Rope Access in the Pittsburgh area. The class had a significant showing with nearly a full class of individuals looking to get certified. The attendees had a 100 percent pass rate in the final exam evaluated on the last day of the course.
Proper Rope Access training provides efficient and safe methods to access elevated and difficult to reach locations for maintenance and inspection tasks. Non-Destructive testing like taking x-ray film of pipes on an oil derrick is an example of such a situation.
Technicians suspend themselves via an intricate system of ropes, much like those which mountain climbers might use. This course covered the necessary skills for Level 1, 2 and 3 SPRAT certification, as it applied to each participant. All technicians were supervised by experienced instructors to verify the trainees had the proper skills to safely engage in work activities.
Abseilon plans on scheduling more programs like this in Pittsburgh in the near future. They continue to have classes available in Houston, Texas and in Phoenix, Arizona on a monthly basis. The company is interested in patterning with other venues and expanding training course curriculum to facilities across the United States. To learn more about Abseilon and Rope Access Training visit the website at http://www.abseilon.com/
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