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IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) Rope Access Courses Levels 1, 2 & 3

Rope access work can only be carried out in a reliably safe manner where operatives are suitably experienced, trained, and competent, capable of inspecting and assessing their own equipment and subject to appropriate levels of supervision. Because of the potential hazards associated with working at height, it is essential that operatives are properly trained in the methods of access that they will use.

The person responsible for the work site should only allow rope access methods to be used by persons who are experienced operatives, trained and assessed to IRATA standards. This includes any representative of the client. IRATA has developed a formal training scheme and grading structure where workers are grouped into three grades depending upon their experience and level of assessment. As defined in the IRATA International Code of Practice, these are:

IRATA Level 1: Rope Access Technician

This is a technician who is able to perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a level 3. Progress from Level 1 to Level 2 requires the Level 1 technician to log at least 1000 working hours using rope access techniques and have worked for a minimum of one year at Level 1.

IRATA Level 2: Rope Access Technician

This is an experienced rope access technician who has Level 1 skills plus more complex rigging, rescue and rope access skills, under the supervision of a level 3. Before a Level 2 can become a Level 3, a minimum of one year at Level 2 and at least a further 1000 working hours using rope access techniques have to be logged.

IRATA Level 3: Rope Access Technician (Rope Access Safety Supervisor)

This is a rope access technician who is capable of complete responsibility for rope access safety in work projects; is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Levels 1 and 2; is conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation; has an extensive knowledge of advanced rigging and rescue techniques; holds an appropriate and current first aid certificate and has
knowledge of the IRATA International certification scheme. A Level 3 can become a supervisor.

All IRATA qualifications require re-assessment every 3 years.

Course duration & Cost

The course duration is 5 days and will be delivered at Effective Offshore training centre in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal. The cost of the course is €925 this includes lunch, assessment and registration with IRATA.

Next Courses Dates

  • From 26/02/2018 to 02/03/2018


Bed and Breakfast costs from just €22 per night and Self Catering can be as low as €100 per week – Mention Effective Offshore to avail of special discount.


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