A Level 3 Supervisor has the overall responsibility for safety at a Rope Access workplace, and has in-depth knowledge about rigging, rescuing and design of work descriptions and risk analyses.

Target group

For those who want to develop their Level 2 Lead Technician to a Level 3 Supervisor with more advanced theoretical and practical elements. The candidate must be at least 18 years old and must be able to show a logbook with at least 1000 documented working hours on ropes, and have a valid SPRAT Level 2 certificate. You ought to be in good health and in good basic condition as the course is physical and the candidate will have to carry out exercises that are physically demanding.

Course goal

After a successful completion of the course, the participant shall:

Evaluate the safety of equipment and rope systems
Carry out rigging both at a normal and advanced levels
Have an understanding of a fundamental system analysis
Establish anchor systems
Carry out standard rescues, and rescues demanding equipment with mechanical gearing
Knowledge of mechanical anchors

Theoretical elements

Refresher and repetition of the safe practices for Rope Access work and Certification Requirements documentation
Skills and responsibilities required for each level in SPRAT Levels I-III.
Refresh knowledge of different access methods and risk levels
Documentation of work: Logbook, risk analysis and work description, and to ensure they are complied with by the team members
Ensure the team carries out their daily Safety Checks
Ensure correct and effective communication and interaction within the Team
Establish and cordon-off Hazard, Access and Safe zones
Be the individual responsible for maintenance, inspection and use of the equipment
Ensure the employer's guidelines for Rope Access work are complied with
Discuss various anchors and test them
Basic understanding of fall factors, impact forces and the Parallelogram of Forces
Compile written risk analyses and work descriptions

Practical elements

Repetition of knots from previous levels, and learn any new knots shown
Refine rigging techniques and take them to a deeper level (angles, loads, and so forth)
Lowering systems and "pull-through" anchors
Climb/descend and negotiate an edge
Tool change, shift from descent device to rope clips
Pass over knots, rebelays and redirects
Change ropes
Mast climbing: use of snap hooks with fall arrester, and an understanding of the most common fall protection systems.
Horizontal climbing, traversing, between points
Handling Suspension Trauma
Saving workmates in climbing and descent situations, including 1:1 rescue with foot sling
Lowering of workmate past obstacles (knots, redirects, rebelays, rope-to-rope, etc.)
Knowledge of how to optimise rescue systems using mechanical gearing
Pitch-head haul by breaking into a tight rope
Rescue hoisting using rescue rope
Rescue from horizontal traverse
Cross Hauling
Highlines and Guidelines


A certificate will be awarded after successful completion of the course.

The course can be conducted at the customer's location.

Level 3 candidates can be allowed in to courses in combination for L1 and L2.


ART. NR: 012299055

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: SPRAT L2 + 1000 documented working hours on ropes

COURSE LENGTH: 40 hours (5 days)


INSTRUCTOR: One Cresto-authorised instructor per max 4 participants

Cresto reserves the right to cancel the course if the number of participants is less than 3 persons. If so, we will inform you one week before that start of the course.