The Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) training aims at people planning to or already working at heights. The organization sets training standards in the field of safe work at height and criteria for the assessment of rope access specialists. The IRATA qualifications are recognized all over the world and are considered to be one of the most prestigious.
The IRATA trainings’ system consists of three levels: L1, L2 and L3. Each IRATA Certification is valid for a period of 3 years after issuance. Before the certificate’s expiry date, you should renew the obtained qualifications or take the training at a higher level.
IRATA Level 1 training is intended for people who want to start working as a Rope Access Technician. No previous experience or certification is required.
At least one year after obtaining the IRATA L1 Certificate and obtaining 1000 working hours on ropes you may increase your qualification to Rope Access Technician - Specialist during IRATA Level 2 Training.
The IRATA Level 3 Certificate qualifies its holder to work as a Rope Access Technician - Supervisor. In order to take the course, you must have a valid IRATA L2 certificate for over a year and at least 1000 working hours work as an IRATA L2 Specialist.