Tundra Rescue has our own training centre in Clearview, Ontario which integrates modern facilities with highly talented instructors to deliver certification programs to public and private sector customers.

Our instructors are subject matter experts, with extensive teaching experience that often includes official civilian organizations and the armed forces, in specialisms including advanced rope access, mountaineering, alpine search and rescue, firefighting, first aid and trauma medicine (TCCC), in addition to commercial skills and trades.

Our training programs cover three main functional areas, with the ability to offer both standard and customized packages within these areas:

  • Rope Access
  • Confined Space
  • High Angle Rope Rescue

Our modern 50-acre training center includes both indoor and outdoor structures, designed to provide effective training in a dynamic and enriching environment., and as well as more advanced training we also offer Work-at-Heights training courses in accordance with Ontario's provincial regulations.


Rope Access is a rapidly growing industry. For individual trainees, a rope access qualification offers a potential entry-point to a wide variety of industries. For those with preexisting professional trades, a Rope Access certification offers the possibility of enhancing their range of capabilities and employability.

A career in Rope Access is as unique as it is versatile. From skyscrapers to wind turbines, nuclear facilities to ancient cathedrals; work as a Rope Access Technician provides interesting and challenging opportunities.

SPRAT provides three levels of certification:

Level 1: Entry Level Technician
Level 2: Lead Technician
Level 3: Site Supervisor, Subject Matter Expert and Lead Rescuer

Click here for more information on Rope Access training, and upcoming course dates


Due to Tundra Rescue’s significant involvement in industrial confined space operations, we are able to offer a three tier training program that follows Ontario regulations and NFPA standards. This program features training on state-of-the-art equipment and is constructed and developed based on our active experience in the field.

Our instructors have many years of experience as firefighter training officers and members of our and other Confined Space Rescue Standby Teams.

Why Learn Confined Space Rescue and Access?

As of July 1st 2011, in Ontario all confined space requirements have been consolidated under one regulation in the Occupational Health and Safety Act: O. Reg. 632/05. This regulation states that it is the responsibility of everyone to understand what a confined space is and how to safely gain access and conduct work. Our course has been designed to comply with this regulation.

Course Content:

Level 1: Confined Space Awareness Technician
Managing the risks of confined space entry is necessary across all industries. In Ontario, the law dictates that a worker entering a confined space must receive specialized training. This comprehensive course prepares workers for safe entry into dangerous confined environments, while ensuring regulatory compliance.

This awareness level course focuses on theory, but includes a practical component to expose students to critical equipment in confined space access. A written test is administered to ensure students have achieved a full understanding of the course topics. Upon successful course completion, students are issued a certificate indicating that they have been trained in Confined Space Awareness, including but not limited to the following subjects:

  • Defining, and identifying confined spaces
  • Confined Space regulations
  • Recognition and control of confined space hazards
  • Responsibilities of workers and employers
  • Safe use of PPE
  • Atmospheric testing
  • Ventilation and atmospheric purging
  • Entry plans and procedures
  • Entry permits
  • The role of the attendant

Level 2: Confined Space Rescue Technician
(Prerequisites: Confined Space Awareness, Emergency First Aid (Level C) with CPR + AED)

This in-depth program is designed for students who already have basic level training in confined space access, and wish to become trained as Confined Space Rescue Technicians. The knowledge and skills provided through this program are crucial for anyone seeking employment in confined space rescue.

The focus of this program is on practical learning and hands-on exposure. Each student will learn to operate all components of a confined space rescue system, and will be individually evaluated on their understanding and effectiveness.

Upon successful completion of this program, students are issued a certificate indicating that they have been trained as a Confined Space Rescue Technician. They will have a functional understanding of the major components of a confined space rescue, including but not limited to:

  • Installation and operation of a rescue line
  • Anchor point assessment
  • Installation and operation of progress capture
  • Installation and operation of mechanical advantage
  • Basic rescue knots
  • Rope care and rope protection
  • Inspection of the system
  • Inspection of equipment
  • Operation and inspection of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and forced air systems
  • Operation of communication devices (Rescom System)


Our rope rescue training focuses on the individual techniques required to construct rescue systems, enabling trainees to learn and retain the curriculum instead of just trying to memorize each step of the construction. This instructional approach allows our trainees to develop a flexible mindset that can be applied to new problems and situations in the future.

Why Learn Rope Rescue?

Rope rescue is a common tool for most rescue organizations. Modern equipment, techniques, and training can be combined to produce an exceptionally safe, versatile, and efficient rescue system.

Understanding these modern procedures will make you an asset to your company or raise individual trainees potential for hire with various rescue and emergency services.

Course Content:

Our rope rescue is offered in a two-tier approach allowing for the safe progression of trainees. We currently offer an Operator level, and a Technician level, and the following are the subjects associated with these two courses:

  • Operations in a Rope Rescue environment

  • Ropes, knots, and anchors
  • Equipment common to Rope Rescue systems
  • Ascending and descending a line
  • Raising and lowering systems
  • High-angle pick-offs
  • Traversing systems

This training is suitable for industrial workers, emergency services, military units and other organizations that have determined that they have a need for highly-trained technicians that are capable of carrying out rescue plans safely and efficiently. Both levels of training require five days of instruction.


Tundra Rescue tailors all of our training programs to each customer’s needs, according to the skill level of the student group, or industry specific requirements.

We are highly flexible in fulfilling training needs and delivering according to unique training parameters. Combining the knowledge of our instructors across the Tundra Group it is very likely that we will be able to find a solution to your technical access, work aloft, safety and risk management training requirements.