Pole Inspection Training Course

From 09.11.2020 10:00 until 11.11.2020 18:00
Categories: ERCA Training Courses

We are very sorry to have to announce that we have to cancel this training course due to the current COVID-19 situation. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We are currently looking into alternative dates in 2021.
If you are interested please write to us,
using our contact form.
Course Language: English


Wooden poles are widely used in the ropes course industry. Poles have a limited product lifetime and are subject to deterioration over a period of time. The environment where ropes courses are situated may impel decay on wooden poles as well as the overall construction performance. A periodical pole inspection in ropes courses should be carried out a least each year by an experienced and competent inspector.

ERCA invites all interested professionals ​to attend and to become a competent wood pole inspector. During the 3-day course we share fundamental knowledge for inspection of wooden parts in ropes courses and train skills for how to inspect. Furthermore we present discard criteria for wooden poles and beams and show you how to record findings in a sample inspection form. In practical sessions you will inspect wooden poles yourself under our supervision. Once you have passed the written and practical assessment succesfully, you will become an ERCA certified Pole Inspector.

The course fulfils the requirements for the ERCA Inspector training scheme.

We would kindly like to ask you to bring following with you

  • Warm and waterprotecting clothes for sessions hold outdoor
  • Climbing gear, helmet, personal protective equipment
  • Leather gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Pen and note pad
  • Mouth-Nose-Covering


Candidates please push the button on top left to fill in the online registration form. After receiving your application we will send you a confirmation of course registration and the invoice.

Course Fees

Price regular: EUR 900.00 + 16% German VAT
Price for ERCA-members: EUR 810.00 + 16% German VAT
Rebate for multiple bookings: EUR 60.00 discount
(The first participant of a company pays full price, the following participants belonging to the same company pay EUR 60.00 less.)
Here you can read and download the cancellation policy.

NOTE: Pre-requisites & required qualifications!

You need to be able to securely access heights. Therefore we will ask you to present a valid "ERCA Generic Rescuer Award", "ERCA High Ropes Course Trainer Award" or an "IRATA Rope Access Technician Level1 or higher". Under certain circumstances we will allow you to attend and inspect elements which are accessable like for usual ropes course visitors, when you can present a working at height award (application of fall protective equipment).

Meals & Accomodation

Tea and coffee is included in the course fee, but no other food nor refreshments. You have to arrange and pay your food, travel and accomodation yourself.