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IRATA Level 1, 2 & 3 - Industrial Rope Access

£655 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 5 days

Trainer: SS343C

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Duration: 5 Days, usually running from 9.00am - 5.00pm

Who is it for: People who are looking to start a career in rope access roles which involve working at height.

Course Description

The IRATA Level 1 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 Objectives

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.

They are:

- 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

Level 2

A level 2 (lead technician) is defined as a technician who is capable of rigging working lines, undertaking rescues & performing other rope access tasks under the supervision of a level 3.

Candidates must have 1,000 hours logged as a Level 1 and have held a valid Level 1 certificate for 12 months prior to enrolling on this course.

An intermediate technician is capable of rigging working ropes, undertaking rescues and performing a variety of rope access tasks. They should have knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures relating to rope access.

IRATA Rope Access Level 2 is the intermediate qualification and is a stepping stone towards the IRATA level 3 certificate.

Level 3

A level 3 is defined as a technician who is capable of complete responsibility for work projects. They also require a comprehensive knowledge of rescue techniques.

The course is designed for candidates who work in a wide range of rope access situations and who have 2000 hours logged under the IRATA scheme.

Course Objectives


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 Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme
- Be familiar with the contents of the IRATA ICOP

*Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.
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