Standards and Guidelines

Reclamation Guidance

The Reclamation Safety and Health Standards, Chapter 16 (pdf) contain sections governing rope access for Reclamation personnel and contractors. 

Rope Access Board Charter (14K pdf)

Guidelines for Rope Access (9MB pdf) to establish best practices on Reclamation sites (note this document is currently being updated). The guidelines recommend team size and composition, define terms, discuss equipment and its proper use,  anchors, assessing systems, and preparing rescue techniques. 

External Guidance

SPRAT Safe Practices for Rope Access Work (pdf)

SPRAT Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work (pdf)

Last Updated: 3/1/18