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IRATA Rope access Technician - Level 3

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, and:

a) is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Levels 1 and 2;
b) understands the elements and principles of IRATA International’s safe system of work;
c) is conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation;
d) has an extensive knowledge of advanced rope access rigging and rescue techniques;
e) holds an appropriate and current first-aid certificate.

Target audience:

IRATA Level 2 or Level 3 Rope Access Technicians.

The aim of the course:

The aim of the course is to give the participants the necessary basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to use IRATA International rope access methods and comprehensive basic rescue from ropes to provide a safe system of work.

Course content:

  • Planning and management
  • Equipment
  • Rigging
  • Rigging for rescue and hauling
  • Rope maneuvers
  • Climbing techniques
  • Rope rescues
  • Climbing rescues
  • Final examination

Level of the prior knowledge:

Candidates applying to upgrade shall be competent in all practical and theory requirements of their current level prior to attendance of an upgrade course e.g. an existing Level 2 attending a Level 3 course shall be capable of performing all Level 1 and Level 2 techniques and answering Level 1 and Level 2 theory questions prior to the start of a Level 3 course.

Candidates who are not competent at their existing level may require additional training. As little time is available on upgrade courses for refresher training, pre-course evaluation is recommended to verify the candidates’ current level of competence.

Candidates seeking to upgrade shall ensure that:

a) their current certification is still valid on the day of assessment;
b) they have the necessary 1 years’ experience and 1000 working hours recorded and signed off in their logbook.

Suitability of candidates for training:

To work safely in rope access requires those engaged in the work to have an appropriate attitude and aptitude. A good level of fitness and physical capability is also required.

Certificate validity: 

3 years

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