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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

Paul Seddon OBE
25/11/2022 News

Paul Seddon OBE

We are saddened to inform you that on 3rd November 2022, Paul Seddon OBE passed peacefully, aged 82.

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A&I Workshop Brazil
14/12/2022 Events

A&I Workshop Brazil

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at SEABRA TECH ROPE, Arcelina de Souza Adolpho, S/N - 2nd floor, Imboassica, Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, 27932-110, Brasil on the 14/12/2022 at

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IRATA Members: October
01/11/2022 News

IRATA Members: October

​IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in October 2022:​

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