Loopholes, errors in technical standard and insufficient level of standards of foreign associations entering the national market prompted the need to unify standards for height activities. The initiative came under the umbrella of the Czech Speleological Society (CSS), an organization bound with professional rope access. Not only many single rope techniques are fully applicable to industrial rope access and vertical rescue, in the past CSS has also participated on developing technical standards for personal fall protection equipment, commented on emerging legal norms, its members have worked as work at height instructors, hold the instructor license and act as forensic examiners in safety and protection of work at height. Later on, being already an independent subject, the Czech Rope Access Association (CRAA – Česká asociace pro aktivity a práce ve výškách) was founded in 2013 by members of the Committee for single rope technique of the Czech Speleological Society. Highly experienced in rope technique, work at height in different sectors (e.g. construction, power industry, maintenance, manufacture, communications, forestry, arboriculture, rock slope engineering), height and rescue, risk prevention, health & safety, education and height professional training, its lecturers created a unique and complex solution to education of height workers.
The CRAA associates natural and legal persons in the field of work and rescue at height, it also educates interested subjects and participates in creating technical materials.