Quickly, confidently, proficiently, ahead of others in time and skill – that’s how the 19-year-old girl became qualified as a rope access technician.
Yes, women are not common in this profession, but the situation is increasingly changing. Girls show up in the wind industry, become industrial climbers, and not just become, but can easily give a head start to experienced male technicians. Spain sets a good example in educating women in the industrial climbing industry.
But our training centre is not far behind, and the IQTC instructor team is proud of our female students. We already have about a dozen of them.
Kristina is the youngest of all ladies ever trained in IQTC. She did not end up in the profession by accident. She was attracted to climbing when she was a teenager. Kristina was a sports climber, took part in competitions and set personal records. One day, fellows-colleagues climbers noticed her potential and offered her a job. And not just anywhere, but on a roof. Kristina cleaned roofs, washed windows along with the men.
To increase her opportunities to use her skills, she needed to be qualified and certified as rope access technician according to the international IRATA standard. The independent assessor who conducted the exam described Kristina’s technique as “excellent performance”. Even some experienced specialists might have something to look up to. So now the girl can work at heights and reach the next levels without any obstacles.