In order to offer our clients the highest level in training, EndeavourUK has linked with delivery partner Access All Areas in the delivery of the IRATA Level 1 Rope Training Course.
What is Industrial Rope Access?
The Rope access system is a safe method of working at height where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work place, and to be supported there.
The advantage of using rope access methods lies in the safety and speed with which workers can get to or from difficult locations and then carry out their work, often with minimal impact on other operations and the nearby area. Another major benefit is that the combination of the total man-hours and the level of risk for a particular task (man-at-risk hours) is often reduced when compared with other means of access and their associated risks and costs.
What is IRATA?
The Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA International) includes within its membership operating companies who employ the technicians who have learned their skills from the training companies of the Association. The teaching of the IRATA syllabus enables rope access technicians to progress through three Levels of proficiency, with certification issued at each level. The IRATA technician carries a card that is recognized around the world.
Rope access technicians are grouped into three technical grades, depending upon their experience and level of assessment as set out in the IRATA International Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme (TACS).
The three technical grades are:
IRATA Level 1: This is a rope access technician who is able to perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a Level 3.
IRATA Level 2: 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.
IRATA Level 3: 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 training, assessment and certification scheme.
Level 1 Rope Access Technician
A Level 1 Rope Access Technician shall be capable of performing a limited range of rope access tasks required by his or her employers, under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician.
- Responsible for inspections of all his/her own personal rope access equipment;
- Able to 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.
NOTE A Level 1 rope access technician is not allowed to supervise others.
Level 2 Rope Access Technician
A Level 2 Rope Access Technician shall be capable of rigging working ropes, undertaking rescues and performing rope access tasks (under the supervision of an IRATA Level 3 Rope Access Technician). He/she should have some knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures relating to rope access.
Level 3 Rope Access Technician
A Level 3 Rope Access Technician shall:
- Be capable of site supervision for rope access work projects;
- Be conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation;
- Be 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 TACS;
- Be familiar with the contents of the IRATA ICOP.
What do you get from this IRATA Level 1 rope training course?
All candidates will get:
- IRATA Level 1 Rope Training,
- IRATA Assessment,
- IRATA Registration and Certification,
- All equipment for training will be provided.
On passing the assessment the candidates will receive the following, all included in the course cost:
- IRATA Certificate
- IRATA ID card
- IRATA Logbook
The 5 day course is made up of 4 days training and on the 5th day an assessment by an independent IRATA assessor.
All required equipment is supplied. We have a comprehensive range of equipment allowing candidates to explore and employ various applications and alternative devices. All equipment is certificated, inspected and maintained to an extremely high standard and in accordance with IRATA Guidelines.
In order to comply with IRATA pre-requirements all candidates must be over the age of 18yrs old.
Company & site policy dictates that every learner accepted on the programme will be subject to drug & alcohol testing.
Upcoming Course Dates
For all upcoming courses, please contact us on 020 3637 5161
£780 +vat (Group discounts available)
Essex / London
For groups we can deliver at your chosen location (UK wide)