Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA)
- The rope access industry boasts an outstanding safety record.
- Over the last 25 years, IRATA has pioneered the growth and international acceptance of industrial rope access by establishing safe working methodology and implementing rigorous training standards.
- A technician for rope access must always have 2 attachments, each attachment having an independent anchorage point
- Each of the worker’s ropes will have a failsafe descent mechanism when the worker is supported by ropes
- All secondary tools and equipment are attached by lanyards to the worker’s harness to avoid danger to people below
- Each job requires a minimum of two technicians for safety requirements
- Independent assessments are carried out for all technicians on Levels I to III
- Rescue procedures are also incorporated as part of their training
- Inspection and maintenance of all equipment is regularly carried out to meet IRATA standards and regulations