IRATA Rope Access

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ROPE ACCESS LEVEL 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed to take delegates, who have no prior experience, through all the training and examination requirements to be a qualified IRATA Level 1 Technician.  A Level 1 technician is defined as a technician who is able to perform a limited range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a level 3.

Basic principles of movement on ropes – ascent, descent, changing from ascent to descent, changing from rope to rope, crossing a knot, aid climbing and traversing, passing re-anchors and deviations, use of a back-up system, elementary rigging and rope management, elementary rescue. You will be taught additional skills over and above the IRATA syllabus to help you work safely and efficiently in the industry.

COURSE CONTENT:

Performing a limited range of rope access tasks, under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician. Understand responsibilities for inspections of all his/her own personal rope access equipment. Assist in rigging and non-standard operations, under the guidance of a higher grade; able to undertake a rescue involving descent by him/herself and have a knowledge of hauling systems.

PREREQUISITE

To become an IRATA International Level 1 rope access technician, candidates must have a good level of fitness and not afraid of heights.

Candidates will undertake 4 days training, 1 day assessment by an independent IRATA International assessor.

IRATA ROPE ACCESS LEVEL 2

IRATA Level 2 course is designed for Rope Access Technicians who have passed their IRATA Level 1 within the previous 3 years, but not less than 1 year. Who also have at least 1000 working hours using rope access techniques and relevant log book.

COURSE CONTENT:

 The course commences with a refresher and analysis of Level 1 skills, then progresses to introduce and train delegates to more complex rigging, rescue and rope access skills in preparation for the assessment.

IRATA Level 2 technicians are capable of performing a wide range of rope access tasks including rigging ropes and undertaking rescues and hauling, under the supervision of a Level 3 Supervisor

PREREQUISITE

To become an IRATA International Level 2 rope access technician, candidates must hold a level 1 in date certificate, have to log at least 1000 working hours using rope access techniques and have worked for a minimum of 1 year at level 1.

Candidates will undertake 4 days training, 1 day assessment by an independent IRATA International assessor.

 

IRATA LEVEL 3

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed for delegates who have an excess of 1000 rope hours as a Level 2. The course involves learning the responsibilities of the safe efficient running of a rope access site, and any Rope Access Level 1’s or 2’s operatives under their supervision.

CONTENT:

The course will assess the delegates in Level 1 and 2 techniques, as well as more advanced rigging and rescue procedures. Delegates will gain the knowledge on current legalisation and how this is used to enforce a safe working environment, competence in inspection, care of equipment, casualty care, risk assessment and method statements and site management.

Please Note:

Level 3 delegates must hold a current First Aid certificate to show they are competent in undertaking Emergency First Aid. (Please ask staff for more information on our Emergency First Aid courses, if you do not already have).

PREREQUISITE

To become an IRATA International level 3 rope access technician, a minimum of 1 year at Level 2 and at least 1000 working hours using rope access techniques have to be logged, i.e. a combined minimum total of two years and 2000 hours at Level 1 and Level 2.

Candidates will undertake 4 days training, 1 day assessment by an independent IRATA International assessor.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ALL LEVELS:

To ensure that all levels of rope access technician maintain their skill level, a further training course followed by reassessment is required every three years.

Due to the aptitude and mental conditioning that are needed for exposure to height, rope access technicians who have not been engaged in rope access work for six months or more are required to attend a suitable refresher course before being allowed to work in this manner.