The NEW TACS v006 revision is available now
The International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) has recently approved and released the Training Assessment and Certification Scheme (TACS), known as TACS v006, which supersedes previous versions. This update has been implemented to meet the accreditation requirements of ISO/IEC 17024. Notable enhancements include the introduction of the IRATA Online Examination Procedure (OEP), standardization of Level 3 theory exams, and the digitization of evaluation, certification, and information sharing processes.
Key changes are:
• Additions to the Terms and Definitions
• Theory examination changes including the Level 3 Online theory examination (and contingency measures)
• Level 1 and 2 Theory awareness requirements
• Clarification on candidate requirements prior to training and assessment
• The requirement for candidates to provide logbooks prior to assessment for revalidation or upgrade
• IRATA Online System (IOS) procedures
• Downgrade following a failed assessment
To ensure compliance with the new criteria, particularly regarding the online theory exam, a grace period of six months has been provided. This grace period allows for the necessary adjustments to be made and ensures a smooth transition to the updated requirements.
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to become acquainted with the changes and download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. This resource provides detailed information and addresses common queries related to the updates.
What is IRATA TACS?
IRATA TACS stands for the International Rope Access Trade Association Training Assessment and Certification Scheme. It is a comprehensive set of guidelines, procedures, and requirements developed by IRATA, an international organization that governs and promotes safe rope access practices. TACS serves as the industry standard for training, assessment, and certification of rope access technicians.