/ High Ropes Course Instructors - Straw Poll

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Parrys_apprentice - on 21 Sep 2012
Have you worked or do you work on a high ropes course?

If so, what process and/or quals were there for staff before they could work on it and what refreshers took place?

Do you have lead instructors?

Just gathering a bit of info about common practice.

many thanks
Cwallace - on 21 Sep 2012
In reply to Parrys_apprentice:
It was all in house training at the courses I have worked on. every so often there was a spot check of either a full session or a senior instructor just popped up to have a look at your session then popped off again.
AndyT1151 - on 21 Sep 2012
As there is currently no "standard/official" NGB for high ropes courses in the UK (That I am aware of, other than ERCA), most places just have in house training, with standard random supervision by the senior instructor.

However, some courses I've heard of, do like some form of climbing background, often an SPA.


Hope that helps
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Damonclark - on 20 Oct 2012
In reply to Parrys_apprentice:

There will be a lot of changes around this area over the next few years. We provide consulting for a number of independant high ropes courses and we strongly advice on using ERCA qualified instructors for a whole range of reasons.

Please feel free to get in contact if you require further information

Damon

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