IRATA Training

IRATA Training Minteg

IRATA is an acronym for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, that was formed in the UK in the late 1980’s, to solve maintenance challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry. Its formation was the result of an initiative of a number of leading companies, who had begun to use industrial rope access techniques, to provide a safe working environment for the industry.

The rope access techniques developed by IRATA are used in a wide range of repair, maintenance, inspection and access work in both the offshore and onshore arenas. Rope access methodology boasts an unrivalled safety record, short set-up and dismantling time, positive environmental benefits and removes the need for invasive access equipment or disruption to a worksite. The IRATA system of rope access continues to enjoy increasing popularity throughout the world and is an internationally recognized qualification and there are now IRATA member companies on every continent of the globe.

IRATA Level One

Duration
Four days training plus one-day assessment by an independent, IRATA qualified Assessor.
Five days in total (Mon-Fri)

Purpose
The aim of this entry level rope access course is to provide candidates with the ability to perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of an IRATA level three safety supervisor

Who
The course is aimed at those seeking a career in rope access or individuals looking to increase their employability by adding rope access to their existing skill set. No prior experience is required, however, prospective candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, should have a good level of fitness and aptitude for work at height.

Assessment
Candidates are required to undergo a practical and theoretical assessment by an IRATA qualified independent assessor.

Certification
Upon successful completion of the assessment, the candidate will receive a temporary certificate of competence which is valid for sixty days and will allow the candidate to work within the rope access industry immediately. Before the expiry of the temporary certificate (within sixty days) the candidate will receive an internationally recognised certificate of competence in rope access, an IRATA log book and IRATA ID card.
All IRATA qualifications should be renewed within three years of the date of the assessment. Revalidation consists of a four days training plus assessment at the required level.

IRATA Level Two

Duration
Four days training plus one-day assessment by an independent, IRATA qualified Assessor.
Five days in total (Mon-Fri)

Purpose
The aim of this course is to provide existing level one candidates with the skills and knowledge required to rig working ropes, undertake rescues from a variety of situations and assemble and implement hauling systems under the supervision of an IRATA level three rope access safety supervisor

Who
Level one candidates whose current certification is in date, have held their level one qualification for a minimum of twelve months and have 1000 logged hours covering a variety of work situations and experience. Candidates must be competent at their existing level and physically fit and healthy. It may be necessary to complete refresher training to insure level one competence prior to attempting an upgrade. If unsure, please contact us.

Assessment
Candidates are required to undergo a practical and theoretical assessment by an independent IRATA qualified assessor.

Certification
Upon successful completion of the assessment, the candidate will receive a temporary certificate of competence at level two which is valid for sixty days. Within sixty days the candidate will receive their level two certificate and ID card which are valid for three years from the date of assessment.

IRATA Level Three

Duration
Four days training plus one-day assessment by an independent, IRATA qualified Assessor.
Five days in total (Mon-Fri)

Purpose
The aim of this course is to provide existing level two candidates with the skills and knowledge to understand the elements and principles of IRATA International’s safe system of work, have a better understanding of and be conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation and provide them with extensive knowledge of advanced rope access rigging and rescue techniques.

Who
This course is for level two candidates with a minimum of twelve months varied experience and 1000 logged, working level two hours in their log book. Candidates must be competent at their existing level and physically fit and healthy. It may be necessary to complete refresher training to insure level two competence prior to attempting an upgrade. If unsure, please contact us.

Assessment
Candidates are required to undergo a practical and theoretical assessment by an independent IRATA qualified assessor.

Certification
Upon successful completion of the assessment, the candidate will receive a temporary certificate of competence at level three which is valid for sixty days. Within sixty days the candidate will receive their level three certificate and ID card which are valid for three years from the date of assessment.

A level three can become a safety supervisor.

Revalidations
All IRATA certification is valid for three years from the date of assessment and revalidations can be done six months prior to expiry of existing qualification without losing any time on said qualification.

Refresher Training
If rope access Technicians are not using rope access techniques regularly, they should be evaluated for competence prior to the commencement of operational duties. Refresher training in particular techniques may be required.

If rope access Technicians do not use rope access methods for a period of more than six months, they are required to undergo refresher training. The training should be appropriate for each individual and should be recorded in his or her logbook. Minteg offer refresher training at all levels.

Courses are running on a weekly basis. For more details, please contact:
01224 710955
01224 710942