Sunday, 24 May 2009

Industrial Rope Access

Rope access technicians being independently assessed at Talon in Aberdeen last Friday. This is all part of the IRATA training scheme. There are three levels of training; Irata Level 1 for beginners, Irata level 2 for experienced technicians and Irata level 3 for team leaders. The Team leaders tend to be very experienced trade technicians with a gread deal of work at height experience. Many are good climbers or cavers and lead the rope access teams who tend to work in small multi- disiplined (trade skills) work teams. Irata certificates have to be refreshed every three years which maintains high standards of Rope Access skills which is important. IRATA has very high safety standards with many millions of rope access work hours recorded with very few "Lost Time" incidents. You can find out more about IRATA by logging on to

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