IRATA Certified Rope Access Training
Read our full range of rope access services by downloading the complete Rope Access & Industrial Services brochure.
Not only do we provide inspection and industrial services from ropes, we also offer leading rope access industry training that is IRATA certified. We offer training for our own employees as well as to the public and industry. In addition to our suite of courses, we will also consider running a specific program upon request.
Acuren has a deep pool of IRATA or SPRAT Certified tradespeople that can be dispatched for emergency work, while maintaining a base crew available on a full-time basis. We continually have our ropes trained specialists rotating through training which ensures OUR pool of candidates leads the industry in terms of capability and certifications.
IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) is a Rope Access certification that is internationally recognized. Our program is designed for anyone new to IRATA training, looking to upgrade, or needs to re-certify. Our IRATA training program will prepare you with safer and more efficient ways to do rope access on site.
We run courses 3 or 4 times a month. We have training facilities in Fort Saskatchewan, Fort McMurray, Sarnia and St. John. Training to public and industry students is only offered through our Fort Saskatchewan and Sarnia locations. We train over 200 people per year from the Fort Saskatchewan location. We have 7 IRATA certified trainers.
For information on schedules and availability please reach out to our experts at email@example.com or 780.218.7450.
The IRATA Levels Explained
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 rope access safety supervisor. He/she is:
- Able to understand and follow the rope access procedures, method statements and associated risk assessments
- Responsible for pre-use checks of his/her own rope access equipment
- Able to assist in rigging and other operations, under the guidance of a higher grade
- Able to undertake a simple rescue in descent and assist in rescue operations
IRATA Level 2
This is an experienced rope access technician who is able to perform more complex tasks under the supervision of a Level 3 rope access safety supervisor. To qualify for Level 2, he/she must have at least 1 year and 1,000 hours of experience as a Level 1. He/she is:
- Able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Level 1
- Capable of more complex rigging, including re-belays, deviations and tensioned lines
- Able to undertake rescues from a variety of situations
- Able to assemble and implement hauling systems
IRATA Level 3
This is an experienced rope access technician who is responsible for understanding and implementing the rope access procedures, method statements and associated risk assessments. To qualify for Level 3, he/she must have at least 1 year and 1,000 hours of experience as a Level 2 and hold a valid first aid certificate. He/she is:
- Is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Levels 1 and 2
- Understands the elements and principles of IRATA International’s safe system of work
- Is conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation
- Has an extensive knowledge of advanced rope access rigging and rescue techniques
- Holds an appropriate and current first-aid certificate
Reach out to our team today at 1-800-218-7450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help elevate your training experience because we go places, and do things others simply can’t.
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