5 Days



Maximum Candidates:

6 Places

IRATA Rope Access Levels 1 to level 3

Course Aims

Provide candidates with an entry level course in rope access covering a wide range of working locations and to enable delegates to have knowledge of a safe system of work and provide them with the basic principles of movement on ropes.

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

IRATA Rope Access Level 1 – entry level course covering a wide range of working locations. Recommended for participants who wish to enter the industry.

IRATA Rope Access Level 2 – for participants who already have an IRATA level 1 qualification and additional work experience. 

IRATA Rope Access Level 3 – allows supervision of a wide range of work sites. Participants must possess an IRATA level 2 certificate.

IRATA Rope Access candidates must be aged 18 or over. There are no other pre-requisites for IRATA Rope Access Level 1 training however candidates should have a reasonable level of physical fitness and the ability to lift their own bodyweight. A “head for heights” is essential. 

Course Objectives

The Level 1 course includes the basic principles of movement on ropes – ascent, descent, changing from ascent to descent, changing from rope to rope, crossing a knot, aid climbing and traversing, passing re-anchors and deviations. Participants on the level 1 course will also learn:

  • The characteristics of a safe system of work
  • Rope access equipment
  • Legislation, hazards, risk assessment and method statements
  • Equipment conformity, certification and inspection
  • Emergency and rescue procedures
  • Use of a back-up system
  • Elementary rigging and rope management
  • Elementary rescue

A Level 2 IRATA Rope Access Technician should be capable of rigging working ropes, undertaking rescues and performing a variety of rope access tasks. They should have knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures relating to rope access. The level 2 course also covers:

  • Legislation, guidelines and standards Safe Systems of Work
  • All the sections from level 1 and in addition the following:
  • Wide ‘Y’ hang, re-belay, deviations, rope and sling protection, pull-through, work-restraint and horizontal lifelines, tensioned ropes.

A Level 3 IRATA Rope Access Supervisor is capable of site supervision for rope access work projects and be conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation. They must be able to demonstrate all the skills and knowledge required of IRATA Rope Access Level 1 and Level 2 and have a thorough knowledge of advanced rescue techniques. Practical skills covered include a full range of technical and/or complex access and rigging techniques, including fall protection methods, advanced rescue, lead climbing and application of pulley systems in addition to:

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

Full details are available on the IRATA website

Additional Information

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom and practical work and is held over a 5 day period with full time attendance.

Course fee includes assessment and certification.

Please note VAT will be added to the course price at checkout.

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