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What is special about AxcessRescue?

AxcessRescue provides industrial safety and rescue, rope access, competent climber, work at height, and tower access training to those who want to solve operational issues effectively and efficiently with simple rigging solutions in order to perform work or rescue those in need. We firmly believe companies and individuals seek training that is better than what is commonly available.

We provide simple, focused training that fulfills needs without overwhelming students with needless information. Our training is not based on unrealistic what-if scenarios. It is designed to provide the student with the real skills needed to complete the task at hand.

AxcessRescue is about you.

We have re-defined training to focus on the student.

We have changed safety and work at height training by providing courses that present material that is developed with the employer and employees to specifically meet worker needs. Our training is objective based, complete training designed by adult learning professionals. We are the only IACET accredited primary rope access trainer in the world. IACET accreditation represents proof that AxcessRescue complies with and is truly qualified to offer adult training courses following ANSI Z490 training standards. Most other trainers do not meet these qualifications.

Our programs are all about students achieving high levels of proficiency in their abilities to safely perform in intense, high-pressure work and rescue environments. We present techniques specifically designed to meet extraordinary situations which give students retainable, simple, realistic solutions to their needs that are adaptable to solve various problems that may arise during work and rescue operations.

All our instructors are highly trained, certified, and qualified professionals. All have a minimum of 15 years of extremely wide ranging experience including fire/rescue, industrial safety and rescue, rope access, work at height, tower and wind turbine rescue, confined space rescue, cave rescue, mountain and wilderness rescue, urban rescue, and most importantly, adult education. We are the most experienced team of instructors available today in one place. We pride ourselves on our diversity and continuously train together and maintain current certifications to provide students with a coherent learning experience regardless of the discipline being learned. In addition, all AxcessRescue instructors have an in-depth, comprehensive knowledge of current standards and guidelines including NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, SPRAT, IRATA, NATE, IWCA, ISO and others. Our instructors are continually active in the real world working and performing rescues as workers and responders giving them a broad knowledge base that does not confine them to limited fire/rescue techniques.

AxcessRescue founder

Glenn Speight CSP, CIT, STS has an extensive background of over 25 years in industrial safety, work at height, and technical rescue including work, training, instruction and curriculum development. Glenn is actively involved in a Masters degree program, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health (summa cum laude) and a significantly wide range of certifications that include Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), Safety Trained Supervisor (STS), technical rescue, fall protection, competent climber, OSHA safety including Authorized Trainer for Construction and General Industry, OSHA 10 and 30 Construction and General Industry, NCCCO rigging, and Firefighter II, with instructor credentials in these areas. He also holds SPRAT Level III and Evaluator certifications, IRATA Level 3 certification, and NCCCO/NWSA Signalperson and Rigger I credentials. He has worked with and trained a wide variety of international students and organizations in industrial safety, work at height, and technical rescue, including engineering firms, urban building inspectors, fire departments, construction contractors, telecommunication tower workers, lineman, and many others. He is actively involved with manufacturers in product development and participates in standards development.

AxcessRescue Policies

Non-discrimination Policy

It is the policy of AxcessRescue not to discriminate or make explicit references of a discriminatory nature on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, gender, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, socioeconomic status or any other categories protected by federal or state law against any person. This applies within the learning environment and within the AxcessRescue work environment applicable to instructors and learners of AxcessRescue programs, services or activities. All individuals involved in continuing education/training will not be subject to discrimination.

Proprietary Interests

AxcessRescue nor any of its instructors hold any proprietary interests or monetary gain from equipment sales. AxcessRescue does not participate in the sale of equipment. If any AxcessRescue instructor has proprietary interest in commercial services outside the realm of training unconnected with AxcessRescue, they are free to discuss this matter outside of the AxcessRescue training environment.

Property Rights

AxcessRescue retains all legal rights to the course content material presented in AxcessRescue courses. AxcessRescue respects intellectual and legal property rights for any material used in its learning events.

AxcessRescue COVID-19 Plan

As we navigate these uncertain times AxcessRescue remains committed to the safety of its students and instructors. We continue to be guided by the emergency guidelines of the state of New Jersey as well as the CDC and as such we will be resuming classes in June with the following changes to institute social distancing measures and help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

● Student temperatures will be taken with an infrared (no touch) thermometer at the start of each day, after lunch before resuming class, and at the end of class. Anyone with a temperature in excess of 100.4 will be given the opportunity to retake a class at least 21 days later at no charge.  

● Masks and gloves will be available to all students during all AxcessRescue classes. If you have a preference, you are encouraged to bring your own.

● Students who have their own helmet with chinstrap are encouraged to bring them to class. AxcessRescue helmets will still be available for anyone who needs them.

● Learning in our classroom will be limited to no more than 6 students and one instructor. All but six chairs will be removed from the classroom to enforce this. Classroom instruction for larger classes will be held on the open training floor.

● Many of our skills props will be taken out of service to keep students spread out during practical skills and practice.

● Students will have designated props assigned to them to perform their skills to minimize students having contact with the same ropes.

● Students will also have dedicated equipment caches including a set of ropes to minimize sharing of equipment between students.

● Each student will have their own area for storing equipment and personal possessions.

● We will have floor markings for where students stand while observing demonstrations.

● Frequent handwashing will be required and encouraged. We have two handwashing stations which have distance markers placed on the floor.

● Practical skills practice will be limited to one person operations and dummy weights will be used for all rescues.

● AxcessRescue is following all manufacturer guidelines and instructions for cleaning equipment and will whenever possible, use different sets of equipment between different classes. No piece of equipment will be reused without a minimum of 72 hours downtime.  

These measures will remain in effect until the CDC and the state of New Jersey deems them no longer necessary. If you have any questions about our COVID-19 procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email any time. We thank you for allowing AxcessRescue to continue to provide you with the best state of the industry training available.

AxcessRescue Course Refunds and Other Polices:

Courses are refundable minus a $125.00 administrative fee if request is made 31 days or more prior to start of course.

Courses are refunded minus a $500.00 fee if request is made 15 days or more prior to the start of course.

Courses are not refundable 14 days or less prior to start of course, nor for the inability of a student to complete a course.

Please contact us to make arrangements for special circumstances that may require variation from our refund policy.

Absolutely no refunds are given for a students inability to complete a course.

AxcessRescue courses are filled on a first paid/first served basis. We appreciate early registrants. Sometimes our courses fill and we hold course seats according to the registrants that have paid in full. Please contact us if you have circumstances to discuss.

Course refunds due to inability to complete a course are not available. If a student is unable to complete the course for any reason, no substitutions, refunds, or credits will be allowed and no course time in subsequent courses be provided without additional fees. If a student does not show up for their first scheduled course day, unless there is prior approval from AxcessRescue, they will have forfeited their seat in the course and no refunds will be provided. If a student misses any day or portion of a day of the course for any reason whatsoever, the student will be responsible for the missed time. There is no guarantee that time will permit individualized instruction to get that student caught up. If the student consequently decides to discontinue the course, no course refunds or future course credit will be offered.

AxcessRescue reserves the right to cancel courses for any reason. This typically does not occur. Some potential reasons for course cancellation include but are not limited to low course student registrations, severely inclement weather (disaster), pandemic, or major instructor illness (typically alternate instructor will fill in). Full refunds will only be provided in the event that AxcessRescue initiates course cancellation for the above reasons. AxcessRescue is not responsible for student expenditures or work loss due to course cancellations. We work very hard to avoid this type of situation.

Course attendees will be required to sign a waiver of liability and agree to abide by our covid policy prior to starting the course. A copy of that waiver is here:

All courses are presented in English unless otherwise stipulated. Please contact us directly for information regarding courses taught in languages other than English. To ensure student safety, AxcessRescue reserves the right to turn away student(s) who demonstrate an inability to communicate safely and effectively in English unless prior arrangements for foreign language accommodations have been made. No refunds will be provided in this case.

Each student must bring to the first day of course, a valid government issued form of identification (passport, drivers license, military ID, etc.).

Students SHOULD NOT bring any personal equipment except a work at height helmet with chinstrap. We will provide a sanitized helmet if needed.

Rope Access Course Specific Information:

For rope access courses, students are responsible to retrieve pertinent reading material to prepare themselves for the SPRAT written test. This material is available free of charge at and includes the SPRAT Safe Practices for Rope Access Work, SPRAT Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work, and SPRAT Defined Terms documents. This is self study material and will not be reviewed during course time. It is expected that students will prepare themselves prior to attending the course.

The SPRAT written test will be administered following lunch break the day before the practical skills evaluation unless otherwise stipulated on the 4th day of the course. The last day of each course is reserved for the SPRAT practical skills evaluation unless otherwise stipulated. There will be no additional practice time or course content presentation on this day.

Each student is responsible for passing both the SPRAT written test and the SPRAT practical skills evaluation. AxcessRescue cannot guarantee, nor is AxcessRescue responsible for student outcomes on these tests. There are no refunds or substitutions provided for test failure. There are fees to re-take any part of the test and/or refresher training.

There is a $100.00 fee for re-taking a failed written test. There may be limitations as to when the written test can be administered due to SPRAT requirements (see for details) or test proctor availability.

There is a $595.00 fee for re-taking a SPRAT skills and written test re-evaluation. This fee does not include any additional training or practice time. There may be limitations as to when a re-evaluation may occur due to SPRAT requirements (see for details), evaluator availability, space in an evaluation session, or scheduling limitations at AxcessRescue.

Course attendees will be required to self check and sign a responsibilities form verifying that they have been informed of their responsibilities throughout their course and during the SPRAT Evaluation process. A copy of that form can be found here:

AxcessRescue Course Liability and Covid Form

SPRAT Certification requires that each student has a valid email and mailing address and this is provided to AxcessRescue.