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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.