Course Overview:
The Industrial Rope Access Trade Association – IRATA – is the only internationally recognised certification scheme for industrial rope access. The Level 1 certificate is the first step in a three level structure. Candidates should expect a hard week both mentally and physically as they come to grips with the wide range of access techniques required to pass the independent assessment on the final day.

As a qualified Level 1, the candidate will always be under the safety supervision of a Level 3. Safety is an overriding concern during training and assessment. It should be noted that this course requires a reasonable degree of physical and mental dexterity as well as a head for heights.

Who will benefit:
An IRATA qualification is designed to enable qualified industrial tradesmen to access their normal tasks in a safe, efficient and low impact way. Common trades on the ropes include: NDT, inspection, electrical, rigging and painting.

Course Description:
The course is mainly practical with emphasis placed on learning to perform the techniques safely and efficiently. The course is assessed on the final day by an independent IRATA Assessor. On successful completion the candidate is issued with a logbook, certificate and ID card. Candidates are reassessed three-yearly. The course is of a 5-day duration, including assessment.

Course Duration: 5 days

Download Irata Level 1 Course Overview


  • Rigging, knots and rope work
  • Understanding and safe use of equipment
  • Rope manoeuvres
  • Structural climbing techniques
  • Simple rescue
  • Background and theory
  • General safety and aptitude

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