endorsement is awarded to individuals who have a demonstrated capability
in applying skills at height within the context of single-pitch applications.
PACI members with single-pitch endorsements are authorised to:
- Conduct activities within the scope of their
endorsement that do not lead to a formal qualification; and
as a guide within the scope of their endorsement where no formal
training is to take place; and
- Conduct training activities
in single-pitch environments within the scope of their classification & endorsement
which lead to a formal qualification.
To qualify, an individual must:
- Be at least 18 years of age; and
- Be in good physical
condition for working at height and submit proof of medical fitness.
If a medical examination is required,
the form must be signed by a licensed physician and state that
the applicant is fit for working at height. The physician signing
the form must not be the applicant; and
- Have been operating
in single-pitch environments for 12 months with proof of experience
(or its equivalent). For purposes of
RPL, experience must be gained in at least twenty (20) different
routes. When determining minimum experience:
- belay system must have
been established by the applicant; and
- anchor system must
have been installed by the applicant for each route; and
- equipment for ensuring safety at height for each route must
have been selected by the applicant..
4. Have a current recognised
qualification in senior first aid and CPR.
5. Critical underpinning knowledge:
-identifying a likely route that will enable safe ground to be reached within
the available rope length
-installing an anchor system with no single-point of failure
-identifying hazards that exist on the intended route and implementing measures
to control risk
-using a belay system to safeguard self and others (if a leader) while working
-selecting equipment that is fit for its intended purpose
1. Annual submission of a completed, signed PACI Membership
Renewal Agreement; and
Annual PACI membership fees paid.