Abseiling Competencies

Abseiling natural surfaces competencies

The following table outlines the recommended level of competence activity leaders should have when leading abseiling on natural surfaces:

 

Activity type Abseiling Assistant guide (Assistant Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent) Abseiling guide (Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent) Abseiling Instructor (Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent)
Common abseiling units
Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system SISOABN202A
Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B
Plan for minimal environmental impact SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact SISOOPS304A
Single-pitch – Natural surfaces
  All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units plus
Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces SISOABN303A
Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces SISOABN304A Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces SISOABN304A
Perform vertical rescues SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues SISOVTR301A
Guide abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces SISOABN305A Guide abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces SISOABN305A
Instruct abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces SISOABN408A
Multi-pitch – natural surfaces
  All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units, all single pitch natural features units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units, all single pitch natural features units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units, all single pitch natural features units plus
All activity leaders to have minimum of ‘guide’ multi-pitch competencies Apply multi pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces SISOABN406A Apply multi pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces SISOABN406A
Establish ropes for multi pitch abseiling on natural surfaces SISOABN407A Establish ropes for multi pitch abseiling on natural surfaces SISOABN407A
Guide abseiling on multi pitch natural surfaces SISOABN409A Guide abseiling on multi pitch natural surfaces SISOABN409A
Perform complex vertical rescues SISOVTR402A Perform complex vertical rescues SISOVTR402A
Coordinate emergency responses SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency responses SISXEMR402A
Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS402A Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS402A
Instruct abseiling on multi pitch natural surfaces SISOABN510A

 

 

Abseiling artificial surfaces competencies

The following table outlines the recommended level of competence activity leaders should have when leading abseiling on natural surfaces:

 

Activity type Abseiling Assistant guide (Assistant Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent) Abseiling guide (Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent) Abseiling Instructor (Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent)
Common abseiling units
Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system SISOABN202A
Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B
Plan for minimal environmental impact SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact SISOOPS304A
Single-pitch – artificial surfaces
  All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units plus
Apply single pitch abseiling skills on artificial surfaces SISOABA302A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on artificial surfaces SISOABA302A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on artificial surfaces SISOABA302A
Establish ropes for abseiling on artificial surfaces SISOABA303A Establish ropes for abseiling on artificial surfaces SISOABA303A
Perform vertical rescues SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues SISOVTR301A
Guide abseiling on single pitch artificial surfaces SISOABA304A Guide abseiling on single pitch artificial surfaces SISOABA304A
Instruct abseiling on single pitch artificial surfaces SISOABA406A
Multi-pitch – Artificial surfaces
  All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units, all single pitch artificial features units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units, all single pitch artificial features units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common abseiling units, all single pitch artificial features units plus
All activity leaders to have minimum of ‘instructor’ competencies for multi-pitch abseiling All activity leaders to have minimum of ‘instructor’ competencies for multi-pitch abseiling
Instruct abseiling on single pitch artificial surfaces SISOABA406A
Coordinate emergency responses SISXEMR402A
Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS402A
Instruct abseiling on multi pitch artificial surfaces SISOABA407A

 

 

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