IRATA Rope Access
The IRATA Rope Access Training provides the required skills for all persons currently working in or looking to commence any type of roped access work.
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LEVEL 1 (Trainee)
A Level 1 Rope Access Technician shall be capable of performing a limited range of rope access tasks required by their employers, under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 Rope Access Technician, including:
- Responsibility for inspections of all their own personal rope access equipment.
- Being able to assist in rigging and non-standard operations, under the guidance of a higher grade.
- Being able to undertake a rescue involving descent and have knowledge of hauling systems.
LEVEL 2 (Operative)
A Level 2 Rope Access Technician is an experienced rope access technician who has Level 1 skills plus more complex rigging, rescue and rope access skills, including:
- Rigging working ropes.
- Undertaking rescues and performing rope access tasks under the supervision of an IRATA Level 3 Rope Access Technician.
- Knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures relating to rope access.
LEVEL 3 (Supervisor)
A Level 3 Rope Access Technician is capable of complete responsibility for rope access safety in work projects, including:
- Site supervision for rope access work projects.
- Being conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation.
- Able to demonstrate all the skills and knowledge required of levels 1 and 2.
- Have a comprehensive knowledge of advanced rescue techniques.
- Hold an appropriate current first aid certificate, to show that suitable emergency first aid training has been undertaken.
- Have knowledge of the IRATA certification scheme.
- Have knowledge of the IRATA Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme.
- Be familiar with the contents of the IRATA ICOP.
Please note that the IRATA rope access training course is a very physical course. A good standard of fitness is required in order to participate.