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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

SEA RAC - 28/02/2020
28/02/2020 Events

SEA RAC - 28/02/2020

​The South East Asia RAC is convening for a meeting on Friday 28 February 2020, from 9 am until 1 pm at Axess Offshore Pte Ltd, Nordic European Centre, #05-31 South Wing, 3 International Business

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MECASA RAC - 30/01/2020
30/01/2020 Events

MECASA RAC - 30/01/2020

​Our Middle East, Central Asia & South Asia RAC is convening for a meeting on 30 January from 4 pm until 6:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Muscat Al Khuwair, Dohat al Adab Street, Al Khuwair

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09/02/2020 Events


An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at PSI SYSTEM SP. Z.O.O., ul. Wolczynska 18, 60-655 Poznan, Poland on the 9th February 2020 at 10:00 AM until 06:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory

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