Training Courses

Stationary Rope Work Positioning and Rescue (SRWP)

Available courses:

  • Stationary Rope Work Positioning and Rescue (SRWP)

    29th Jul 2024
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 Stationary Rope Work Positioning - why use SRWP? John Trenchard, Lantra Verifier has written this article.

This Lantra Awards qualification is now a 2 day Integrated Training and Assessment (ITA)

This Lantra Awards course is a welcome development in this area of tree climbing techniques, as it offers the following benefits:

  • UK Awarding body course provision
  • Optional independent assessment
  • SRWP framed within UK established tree climbing principles
  • Rescue focus based on sensible defendable approaches
  • Dangerous/marginal practices rejected
  • Only CE compliant kit included
  • SRWP options demonstrated in compliance with UK W@H Regs


Course Objectives

  • Understand Stationary Rope Work Positioning for Tree Climbing
  • Identify a range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to tree climbing
  • Identify hazards and manage associated risks
  • Carry out visual tree inspection
  • Carry out pre-use inspection of tree climbing equipment
  • Choose appropriate anchor points
  • Use techniques for safe and efficient ascent and descent
  • Establish safe and comfortable work positions
  • Carry out SRWP rescue methods

Who is it for?

Prerequisites - City & Guilds or Lantra Awards Benchmark Basic Tree climbing unit, as well as a good level of fitness. 

The course is suitable for those new to SRWP but would generally not be suitable to those relatively new to climbing. Good climbing expereince using a range of new kit is ideal.

 For those getting interested in SRWPand already working on a stationary line it would be ideal and even those proficient can gain a lot.