What do they teach in “rope access” courses, at CHKMCU?
The CHKMCU has established a teaching plan for “rope access training programs”, the aims of which are to promote rope access activities via systematic training, and to improve students’ techniques and sense of rope safety. The course contents are written with references to the standards set by some international organizations, such as UIAA, and have been tailor-made to fit Hong Kong’s unique environment.
The goal of “Rope Access Training Certificate Plan” is to educate rope technicians about the importance of protecting the environment, and the concept of Leave No Trace during rope activities. It is also within the scope of this training program to enhance students’ will and determination, and their communication skills, via working with the others to solve specific problems throughout the courses.
This training plan consists of four main components. Part I is the “Rope Access Training Certification Program”, which could be further divided into three levels. Starting with basic rope techniques and knowledge, the training program aims at enhancing students’ personal rope techniques, allowing them to tackle various environments that are suitable for rope activities.
Part II of the training plan is the “Rope Access Assistant Instructor Workshop”. The purpose of this course is to train up suitable candidates, to assist Level I Instructors in providing “Level I” and “Level II Rope Access Training Certification Programs”; and in turn ensuring the safety of the courses, and popularize rope activities.
Part III of the training plan is the “Abseiling Instructor (Specific Venue) Training Certification Program”. This training program aims at providing training to the staffs of certain organizations that have their own private abseiling facilities. The courses would be tailor-made to suit the specific organizations, to ensure that their staffs, who would be running abseiling sessions on their own after completing the courses, have received appropriate training, in order to promote the development and safety of rope activities.
To aid the development of the sport of “rope activities”, Part IV of the training plan is the “Promotion and Assessment Plan for Rope Access Instructors”, the goal is to produce experienced and responsible rope access instructors. Beside enhancing the trainees’ rope techniques, the course also focuses on developing their skills as leaders and organizers, which are perfect for individuals who would like to become a rope access instructor.
The CHKMCU encourages participants to adhere to this training plan, and, after completing each training program step by step, continue to participate in the sport of “rope access”, to enlarge their own rope technique repertoire.
Levels I & II Rope Access Certification Programs
– introduction to the history of CHKMCU,
– understand the history of HK rope techniques development,
– introduction to the concept of rope techniques as a sport,
– understand the wearing, safety, and maintenance of PPE,
– understand basic descending techniques and belay methods,
– induce in participants’ an interest in rope techniques,
– understand the concept of safety during rope activities,
– improve personal rope techniques,
– learn rope locking and breaking techniques during descend,
– learn belay methods,
– understand the duties of belayers,
– understand the safety concept of fixed-rope systems,
– understand double-checking procedures,
– understand the importance of carrying out rope activities in a safe manner.
– introduction to CHKMCU
– history of rope techniques development in HK
– introduction to rope training sites
– basic and advanced descending techniques
– introduction to rope and equipment
– how to wear, safely use, and maintain PPE
– using the Figure 8 device
– knots, bands, and hitches (figure eight, figure eight on a bight, follow-through figure eight, double figure eight, clove hitch, and mountaineer coil)
– safety concerns during descending activities
– belaying and breaking during descent
– safety principles for wilderness/site
– environmental friendly concerns
– belayers’ duties
– introduction to fixed ropes
– double checking procedures
– rules for students
– warm up and stretching
– safety measures: PPE and double checking
– rappel commands
– rappel techniques
– rappel belays
– rope locking and breaking
– introduction to fixed-rope systems
– Age 14 or above
– participants under 18 need to obtain a signed consent from parents or guardians
Timetable & Sign Up Details
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Teaching hours: 0900-1800
Venues: Shek O, Kowloon Peak, etc.
$1,360/person (Early Bird Price)
You can enjoy further discounts if you request for private classes (with at least 10 students per class); classes are to be held on weekdays.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange for private classes.
To be eligible for a certificate, students must achieve 100% attendance, OR be assessed and determined, by the Instructors, as being able to fulfill the standards of the corresponding training course
Upon completing the courses and passing the exams, you can apply for:
– CHKMCU Level I Rope Techniques Certificate
– CHKMCU Level II Rope Techniques Certificate
(Two certificate in total)
Application and administration fees: $100/cert.
*Lectures will be held on site*
*All equipment needed for this course will be provided by HKWTC*
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