IRATA International Rope Access Training

Rope Access Inspection (Pty) Ltd provides a training facility for IRATA International rope access, fall arrest and rescue courses in Cape Town, South Africa.

IRATA International Qualification

The IRATA International Rope Access Training course is widely recognized  as the benchmark for operators wanting to enter the exciting world of Industrial Rope Access.

The course is an exciting start to a career in numerous fields, namely: Maintenance, Repairs or Rigging on Wind Turbines, Offshore Oil & Gas Assets, Power Stations / Power Generation Assets, Hydroelectric Facilities and Dams to name a few.

Please note that the IRATA Rope Access Course alone will not get you the work, the Industrial Rope Access method is purely to get you safely to the work site, you will then need to perform certain tasks, these may include: NDT Inspection, Welding, Coating Application, Blasting, Aerial Rigging etc etc.

About the IRATA International Course

The course is run to any of the three levels, in full accordance with the IRATA TACS (Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme) October 2015. The course covers applicable legislation, the theory of fall factors, shock-loads and damages caused in the event of a fall and care and inspection techniques of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). All IRATA training courses have a mandatory independent assessment and successful candidates receive an internationally recognized qualification.

Level 1 rope access technician

The level 1 rope access technician shall be capable of performing a limited range of rope access tasks required by his or her employers, under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician. He/she is:

  • Responsible for inspections of all his/her own personal rope access equipment;
  • Able to assist in rigging and non-standard operations, under the guidance of a higher grade;
  • Able to undertake a rescue involving descent by him/herself and have a knowledge of hauling systems.

NOTE: A level 1 rope access technician is not allowed to supervise others.

Level 2 rope access technician

A level 2 rope access technician shall be capable of rigging working ropes, undertaking rescues and performing rope access tasks (under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician).  He/she should have some knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures relating to rope access.

Level 3 rope access technician

A level 3 rope access technician shall:

  • Conduct site supervision for rope access work projects;
  • Be conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation;
  • Be able to demonstrate all the skills and knowledge required of levels 1 and 2;
  • Be able to conduct advanced rescue techniques;
  • Hold an appropriate current first aid certificate, to show that suitable emergency first aid training has been undertaken;
  • Have knowledge of the IRATA certification scheme;
  • Have knowledge of the IRATA TACS (Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme);
  • Be familiar with the contents of the IRATA ICOP (International Code Of Practice).

IRATA TrainingCourse Information

Courses are run regularly, please contact Rope Access Inspection (Pty) Ltd for more details:


Office: +27 (0)21 555 1173


  1. Physically fit.
  2. Medical certificate for work at height (this is not mandatory, but RAI highly recommend it)
  3. Must be at least 18 years old.
  4. Be able to read and write English to NQF level 3.
  5. Functioning literacy in English (or African language).

Provided by RAI:

  1. All trainees will be provided with training manuals, IRATA TACS, IRATA ICOP and Pens.
  2. Daily meals are included in the price (for special preference, please bring your own).

Duration of Course:

New application – Minimum 4 days of training with 1 day of assessment (RAI provides 5 days of training)
Re-registration at current level – Minimum of 4 days plus 1 day assessment (Must have in-date certification)


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