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Rope Access Training

Course Overview

IRATA Rope Access courses are delivered in accordance with the IRATA Training & Certification Scheme (TACS). These courses can equip candidates with the skills and knowledge required to work at height in the Oil & Gas, Renewable, Petrochemical, Construction and Marine sectors to name a few.

One of our training facilities is located in Aberdeen. Find out more by watching the short video below:

Our second facility is based in the North East of the UK in Billingham. For candidates who are looking to attend the course - they may be looking to travel from all around the catchment area in places such as Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Durham, Stockton, Peterlee and many more.

KAEFER qualified IRATA Level 3i instructors ensure that all candidates are given the best instruction on Level 1, 2 and 3 courses. Our instructor to candidate ratio is never greater than 6:1 to provide our candidates with the highest quality of training.

Our training facilities for our IRATA Rope Access course
Course Length:

Min. 4 Days        + 1 Day Appraisal

Price: £540 + VAT
Award: IRATA
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Course Information

IRATA Level 1

Provides candidates with an entry level course who wish to enter relevant industries as rope access operatives.

Course Content

A Level 1 IRATA training course includes:

  • Characteristics of a safe system of work
  • Awareness of risk assessment and method statements, legal requirements and work hazards
  • Inspection, conformity and certification
  • Emergency considerations and rescue procedures
  • Basic principles of practical rope access movements

Course Objectives

A Level 1 rope access technician shall be able to perform a limited range of rope access tasks required by their employer under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 technician. They will be able to:

  • Inspect their own personal rope
  • Correct use of access equipment
  • Assist in rigging and non-standard operations under the guidance of a higher graduate
  • Undertake a rescue involving descent by themselves and have a knowledge of hauling systems

IRATA Level 2

Provides candidates with the necessary stepping stone towards becoming a Level 3 Supervisor. An intermediate course for those who have an IRATA Level 1 qualification and a minimum of 12 months and 1000 hours work experience (verified by an IRATA logbook).

Course Content

A Level 2 IRATA training course includes:

  • Legislation, guidelines and standards
  • Communication and team work skills
  • Equipment and rigging including wide 'Y' hang, re-belay, deviations, rope and sling protection, pull-through, work restraint, horizontal lifelines and tensioned ropes.

Course Objectives

A Level 2 rope access technician will be able to:

  • Undertake advanced rescues (under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 technician)
  • Perform a variety of advanced rope access tasks (under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 technician)
  • Gain knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures

IRATA Level 3

Provides candidates with the capability of site supervision for rope access scoped projects. It is the highest practical level of the IRATA scheme. They must have an IRATA Level 2 qualification and a minimum of 12 months and 1000 hours work experience (verified by an IRATA logbook) at level 2.

Course Content

A Level 3 IRATA training course includes:

  • Risk Assessments and method statements
  • Equipment inspection
  • Management and records
  • Rescue management

Course Objectives

A Level 3 rope access technician will be able to:

  • Site supervision for rope access work projects
  • Knowledgeable with relevant work techniques and legislation
  • Demonstrate all the skills from the previous levels
  • Comprehensive knowledge of advanced rescue techniques

IRATA Refresher Course

This is for Rope Access Technicians who have not been active in Rope Access work for longer than 6 months. They are required to attend the IRATA Rope Access Training before proceeding to go back to work. The session will be carried out by an IRATA Level 3 Technician and will last the course of 1 day.

We offer a full range of IRATA Rope Access Training to cater for:

  • IRATA Level 1 Refresher – Covering all the basic techniques from the initial Rope Access Training
  • IRATA Level 2 & 3 – Focuses primarily on rigging and rescue procedures

Book now for only £100 + VAT!