5-6 days (4-5 days training + 1 day exam)
IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) is an organization founded in the late 80’s. They developed safety procedures associated with work at heights, as well as training and evaluation system for rope access specialists. Qualifications confirmed by Irata are now regarded as one of the best in the world. Certificates issued by this organization are widely accepted and required by employers in many countries.
Level 1 rope access technician:
This rope access technician is able to perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a Level 3.
Level 2 rope access technician- Specialist:
Rope access technician- Specialist: at this level a technician has full range of knowledge and skills in rope access techniques, prepares occupational positions and participates in rescue operations under the supervision of Level 3 specialist.
Candidates who are joining the IRATA certification level 2, shall have a minimum of 12 months experience and documented a minimum of 1,000 hours of work as a technician with IRATA qualifications at Level 1.
Level 3 rope access technician – Supervisor:
He supervises work, he takes full responsibility for work delivery and for employees subjected to him. He has full knowledge and skills from levels 1, 2 and 3. He has a comprehensive knowledge of advanced rescue. techniques, legal provisions and certification IRATA system and current first aid certificate.
Candidates who are joining the IRATA certification level 3, shall have a minimum of 12 months experience and documented a minimum of 1000 hours of work as a technician with IRATA qualifications at level 2.
The training consists of a theoretical part, where are raised issues related to working at height. The main element is practical training, including the use of rope access techniques. In the last day is practical examination, which is conducted by an independent IRATA Assessor.
After completing the training, participants receive a certificate IRATA organizations and Logbook, in which recorded a career history of technician.
Each certificate, regardless of the level, is issued for a period of 3 years. After this date you should retake the training to refresh the rights or transition to a higher level. In addition, the technicians who did not participate in the work at high for longer than six months should undergo re-training.