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IRATA Rope access training

IRATA International’s rope access system is a safe method of working at height, where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and egress from the workplace, and to be supported at it.

Originally IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) was formed to solve maintenance challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry but through the course of years it has also developed its own techniques for use in a wide range of repair, maintenance, inspection and access work.

IQTC is now an IRATA Probationary Training member, thus becoming the first authorized rope access training center in Latvia to provide an approved training and certification. 

IRATA Rope access L1 - L3

IRATA Level 1

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:

a) able to understand and follow the rope access procedures, method statements and associated risk assessments;
b) responsible for pre-use checks of his/her own rope access equipment;
c) able to assist in rigging and other operations, under the guidance of a higher grade;
d) able to undertake a simple rescue in descent and assist in rescue operations.

Target audience:

Personnel working or willing to work in the rope access industry or related fields needing to obtain their IRATA Level 1 technicians certificates.

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.

Level of the prior knowledge

Not required

 Course content:

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

IRATA Level 2

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. He/she is:

a) able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Level 1;
b) capable of more complex rigging, including re-belays, deviations and tensioned lines;
c) able to undertake rescues from a variety of situations;
d) able to assemble and implement hauling systems.

Target audience:

IRATA Level 1 or Level 2 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.

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 1 attending a Level 2 course shall be capable of performing all Level 1 techniques and answering Level 1 theory questions prior to the start of a Level 2 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.

 Course content:

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

IRATA 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.

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.

 Course content:

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

Training facilities for practical training


Application

Apply to the courses by filling in a registration form or contact us directly info@iqtc-riga.eu.