About this course

This 5 days course (assessment included) focus on equipping IRATA Level 1 Technician with intermediate skills and knowledge to work in rope access.

At the end of the course, qualified trainee is:

  • able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of Level 1 Technician.
  • capable of more complex rigging, deviations and tensioned lines.
  • able to undertake rescues from a variety of situations.
  • able to assemble and implement hauling systems.

Qualified trainee will receive:

  • IRATA certificate.
  • IRATA log book.
  • IRATA ID card.
  • e-copy of IRATA documents.
  • e-copy of OST training manual.

Pre-training requirement:

  • Trainee must have minimum 12 months experience with rope access work and 1000 hours logged before expiry date.
  • Trainee must be able to carry out and demonstrate all Level 1 rope maneuvers.

Course contents:

  • Explanation of IRATA training assessment certification scheme (TACS), course syllabus and      assessment processes.
  • Introduction and explanation of PPE categories, safe working load (SWL), working load limit (WLL) and breaking strain.
  • Introduction, explanation and demonstration of hauling system, advanced rope maneuvers and advanced rescues.
  • Introduction and explanation of anchor and life line system.
  • Explanation and demonstration of variety of rope access devices and equipment selection.
  • Introduction and explanation of rope access and fall protection equipment limitations and      correct use.
  • Introduction and explanation of rigging, edge, sling and rope protection.

IRATA Level 2 Assessment:

Course syllabus elements covered at assessment:

  • trainee shall complete 30 questions
  • trainee shall demonstrate ascent, decent, changeovers, passing wide re-anchors plus at least 4 other rope maneuvers.
  • trainee shall demonstrate vertical aid climbing.
  • trainee shall demonstrate at least one of the following rescues:

  1. rig-for-rescue.
  2. hauling.
  3. de-weighting on ropes. For example, rescue from ascending devices.
  4. De-weighting from structure. For example, aid climb, fall arrest lanyards.
  5. passing an obstruction. For example, deviation, rope-to-rope, re-anchor.