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The lead authority in industrial rope access

Industrial rope access has been developed by IRATA International for over 25 years to a point where it is the chosen means of access for much of the work in the offshore oil and gas industry as well as a range of projects in construction, civil engineering, the built and natural environment and much more. Its success is based on thorough training and strict work guidelines that deliver an unrivalled safe working record year after year. The environmental, efficiency and economic benefits have resulted in growing international support for industrial rope access ahead of alternative means of access.

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IRATA Announcements

A&I Workshop UK
15/08/2020 Events

A&I Workshop UK

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Belay Rope Access, East Quay, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0BN on the 15th August 2020 at 09:00 AM until 03:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory wor

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A&I Workshop - Nepal
10/08/2020 Events

A&I Workshop - Nepal

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at VIUNA WORK AT HEIGHT Co., PARIJAT SADAK, NEW BUSPARK, 44600, KATHMANDU, Nepal on the 10th August 2020 at 09:00 AM until 02:00 PM. The IR

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IRATA Members - February
01/03/2020 News

IRATA Members - February

​IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in February 2020…

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