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IRATA Training

Course Aim

Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) courses cover a wide range of rope access techniques in accordance with the appropriate IRATA training scheme level, details of which can be found in the IRATA Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme (TACS) here. These include initial courses, revalidation and level upgrade courses.



Course Content

  • IRATA Level 1
    • Basic Operative: introduction to the IRATA double protection rope access system, including harness assembly, essential knots, rope manoeuvres, aid climbing techniques, basic rigging and rescues.
  • IRATA Level 2
    • Intermediate Operative: A variety of rope access rigging methods e.g. tensioned lines, retrievable rigging and re-anchors, hauling systems, range of rope and climbing rescues, theory knowledge to ensure safe rigging and equipment use.
  • IRATA Level 3
    • Advanced Operative: Advanced rope rigging methods, job planning, rigging for rescue, complex rescue planning, in-depth theory knowledge including local legislation, IRATA Code of Practice awareness, equipment limitations and risk mitigation techniques

All courses consist of 4 days training (minimum) and an assessment day. All candidates are required to bring their IRATA logbooks (unless new starter) even if expired.

Assessment is undertaken by an approved independent IRATA assessor and carried out in accordance with the TACS.

Aimed At

Rope access is a system which can be utilised in various industry sectors as a means of accessing a worksite efficiently and safely to conduct a range of tasks. IRATA courses are intended for personnel required to use rope access as part of their job or future job role.

  • Classroom & Practical Training
  • Eccleshall (Staffordshire)
    Linlithgow (Edinburgh)
  • 5 days
  • 6:1
  • 3 years certification
  • £700 per person