Rope access or industrial climbing is a form of work positioning, initially developed from techniques used... View more
Rope access or industrial climbing is a form of work positioning, initially developed from techniques used in climbing and caving, which applies practical ropework to allow workers to access difficult-to-reach locations without the use of scaffolding, cradles or an aerial work platform.
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IRATA Rope Access
IRATA Rope Access
IRATA Rope Access Training Level 1, 2 and 3
As an IRATA (Irata Rope Access Trade Association) member company, RopeWorkz offers Rope Access Training at Level 1, 2 and 3.
The particulars of the repsective levels are provided below:
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/her employers, under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician. A level 1 rope access technician is not allowed to supervise others. He/she is:
• 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 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;
• 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 (International Code of Practice).
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