IRATA International – Industrial Rope Access Trade Association – was formed in the UK in the late 1980’s as a result of an initiative of a number of leading companies who had begun to use industrial rope access techniques to solve maintenance problems in the offshore oil and gas industry.
The methods and the techniques established and developed by IRATA over the years, mainly included in the manuals International Code of Practice for industrial rope access (ICOP) and Training Assessment and Certification Scheme for personnel engaged in rope access methods (TACS) – click HERE – are today recognized and used throughout the world in a large number of work environments, such as construction, offshore oil and gas industry, wind farms etc. … The primary goal of the association is to promote and support high safety standards on rope access work and, through its members, to educate the technicians to such standards. From its creation, IRATA has certified over 100.000 technicians worldwide.
LEVELS OF QUALIFICATION
IRATA training program allows technicians to progress through three Levels of qualification: