IRATA is the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association; for many years they have upheld and introduced the International Code of Practice to which all Industrial Rope Access Training companies including ourselves adhere.
IRATA promote and maintain a high standard of Industrial rope access activities in terms of safety, work quality and providing guidance on IRATA training and IRATA certification of personnel involved in Industrial Rope Access. They produce publications and guidance on good working practice, training and other related topics.
IRATA continually provide and summite information to help on many Helath and safety issues and work closely with the HSE Health and Safety Executive (UK) . IRATA also imput and assist other parties in draft legislation and regulation, in discussing current legislationo and help greatly with education training and certification opportunities
Safety is paramount in the rope access/working at height industry. Since its formation IRATA, and its member companies, have worked assiduously to:
• Improve safety in the industry.
• Produce an industry standard set of guidelines and training requirements.
• Provide a comprehensive assessment and registration process for operatives.
This has created an effective framework within which, there have been NO major or fatal accidents amongst members during rope access operations in the time that IRATA has been collecting its statistics. The incident rate for members is consistently well below that of other industries during the same period. Rope access provides an effective, efficient and economic means of access. However it must be carried out in a proficient and safe manner.
Total Access (UK) Ltd is an IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) approved trainer. We offer all 3 levels of IRATA training.
Level 1 IRATA Training:
Is intended for personnel with no current Industrial Rope Access experience, and is designed to ensure that candidates are fully competent in all industrial rope access techniques currently used, including simple rescue techniques.
Level 2 IRATA Training:
It is intended for personnel who hold the Industrial Rope Access technician level one qualification, and wish to proceed to level two. A level two technician is capable of rigging working ropes, undertaking rescues and performing rope access tasks, under the supervision of an approved IRATA level 3.
Level 3 IRATA Training:
It is intended for personnel who hold the Industrial Rope Access technician level two qualification, and wish to proceed to level three. A level three supervisor must be capable of complete responsibility for work projects, undertaking advanced rescues and have a comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation.