This course is designed to refresh current holders of the IRATA Rope Access Training and can be done up to 6 months prior to expiry date.
A refresher course is needed if no rope work has been done for 6 months or more. (Please note if revalidating a ticket a full 5 day course will need to be completed). To ensure technicians are up to date with certification, re-assessment may be done up to 6 months before expiry date without time penalty.
Our trainers are chosen for their on site experience as well their ability to teach therefore you will benefit directly from their experience. All Vertical Access courses are designed with a practical bias to train you to be able to work safely and efficiently within the rope access industry.
If used with other qualifications, such as trade certificates, then the potential for work will be enhanced, giving operatives the opportunity to prove themselves in this challenging industry.
On successful completion of this course, candidates will be awarded with an accredited IRATA Certificate of Completion.
Candidates will be required to bring suitable PPE with them on this course as there is a practical element to the refresher course.
Candidates must have the appropriate qualification in Rope Access in order to attend the refresher course.
What is rope access?
Rope access refers to a set of techniques where ropes and specialized hardware are used for work at height. A two-rope system is employed: the working rope provides access and support for the worker and the safety rope provides an independent back-up system.
Why use rope access?
Modern rope access equipment, techniques, and training can be combined to produce an exceptionally safe, versatile, efficient, and cost-effective way to solve vertical access problems.
Rope access is safe. Independently-certified rope-access technicians uphold an enviable safety record with no fatalities and few lost time incidents while working on rope.
Rope access is versatile. Technicians can apply the techniques in a wide variety of environments, from confined-space penstocks to massive concrete structures to complicated steel installations. Unlike traditional access methods, custom rope-access solutions can be designed to fit various applications quickly and inexpensively.
Rope access is efficient. Systems are installed and dismantled quickly and often require fewer personnel than traditional access methods. Rapid deployment limits disruption to facility operations by minimizing downtime.
Rope access is economical. Fewer personnel, faster completion, less equipment, and minimal downtime mean lower costs.
Who uses rope access?
Civil, structural, and geo-technical engineers
Operations and maintenance workers
Construction workers and painters
High-rise window cleaners
Motion picture and theatrical set personnel
Tower and antenna installers