Rope Access Assessment Level 3 – Sample Questions

For anyone looking to sit, and pass, their rope access assessment level 3 with SPRAT or IRATA, use these sample questions to prepare.

 

  1. What is a “proof” test? Who should conduct one and why?
  2. What is the purpose of a post job debrief? List two details that should be included on every documented PJD.
  3. What is a “resultant force” and why is this an important consideration when using artificial high directional anchors such as a multi-pod (mechanical anchor)? Explain and use a simple diagram to illustrate it.
  4. Under what circumstances would the use of a beam clamp be considered necessary?
  5. What is the preferred method of anchoring to a horizontal beam? Explain and use a simple diagram to illustrate it.
  6. List two advantages for each type of lanyard (cow’s tail):

Knotted termination –
Sewn termination –

List two disadvantages for each type of lanyard (cow’s tail):

Knotted termination –
Sewn termination –

  1. What would be the best way to protect ropes from damage while descending over razor sharp edges or hot pipes?
  2. Who is responsible for completing a JHA and briefing the team before the job beings?
  3. What happens to a “hazard zone” as the height at which rope access work is being done increases?
  4. List three important duties of a rope access level three on site supervisor?
  5. List four things that should be done as part of a proper equipment management system?
  6. Who establishes a “work site safety plan”?
  7. What should be done if the scope of a job changes from the original JHA?
  8. How many hours of documented rope access experience are required before certifying for: SPRAT L3 – IRATA L3
  9. According to the IRATA ICOP what are the 5 steps to carrying out a risk assessment
  10. List 3 safety and use considerations when using beam clamps (mechanical anchors).

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