Training and certification
In the 1980s, professionals of difficult-to-access work created training programs adapting the rope travelling techniques used in mountaineering and speleology to the professions of building construction and civil engineering.
In 1995, to guarantee Rope Technicians’ safety on the sites, promote the profession and anticipate on the evolution of the statutory framework, the professional branch The Working at Heights Companies Union (SFETH, former SNETAC) and the SCAPHCO-CFDT (Scuba Divers and Rope Technicians Salaried Union) undertook research to:
- Describe and analyze the rope technican's vocation in this professional field.
- Define the skills standards related to the profession.
- Recommend the most essential elements to include in a forthcoming training program...
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