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All our IRATA courses are  5 Days (4 days training and a pass day practical and theory assessment) with a Trainer to Delegate ratio of 1-6

On successful achievement of the qualification and once IRATA registration is completed the candidate will be issued by post with a new certificate and ID card.

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IRATA Level 1 – Rope Access Technician

A Level 1 Rope Access Technician must attend a minimum of a 4-day training course and pass a 1-day practical and theoretical assessment, delivered by an independent IRATA assessor.
The level 1 course is the first step in a three level IRATA system.
Course content:

    • Awareness of hazard identification and risk assessment
    • Safe use and inspection of equipment
    • Knots and basic rigging techniques
    • Rope manoeuvres
    • Structural climbing techniques
    • Descent rescue techniques and lowering systems
    • Level one theory knowledge

On successful achievement of the qualification and once IRATA registration is completed the candidate will be issued with a logbook, certificate and ID card.

IRATA Level 2 – Rope Access Technician

A Level 2 Rope Access Technician must have logged a minimum of 1000 working hours over the minimum period of a year at Level 1, attended a minimum 4-day training course at level 2 and pass a 1-day practical and theoretical assessment, delivered by an independent IRATA assessor.

Course content:

  • Proficiency in all Level 1 theoretical and practical requirements
  • Additional knots and rigging techniques
  • Advanced rescue techniques
  • Rigging for rescue
  • Hauling and lowering techniques
  • Level 2 theory knowledge

The course builds on the Level 1 course material and the candidate’s practical experience. More in depth rigging and rescue techniques as well as a higher degree of proficiency on the ropes consolidate the candidate’s experience and offer an introduction to the more complex techniques of Level 3.
There is also a written paper, which concentrates on the candidate’s theoretical knowledge. A Level 2 certificate confirms the candidate’s experience and competence to operate as a reliable worker.

IRATA Level 3 – Rope Access Technician

A Level 3 Rope Access Technician must have logged an additional minimum of 1000 working hours over the minimum period of a year at Level 2, attended a minimum 4-day training course and pass a 1-day practical and theoretical assessment, delivered by an independent IRATA assessor.

Course content:

    • Proficiency in all Level 1 and Level 2 theoretical and practical requirements
    • Hazard identification and risk assessment
    • Job planning and tool box talk
    • Current legislation and regulations
    • Equipment selection, inspection, care and maintenance
    • Advanced rigging techniques
    • Complex rescue techniques

The majority of the course is spent practising and refining advanced rescue techniques and the theoretical knowledge of carrying a work task out safely.

This will ensure the candidate has the ability and confidence to pre plan a work task safely and have the ability and knowledge to extract any team member from any possible difficulty if it arises. There is also a written paper, which concentrates on the candidate’s theoretical knowledge. The Level 3 must at all times have a valid First Aid certificate to validate their certificate.

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