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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

North American RAC - 240320201
24/03/2021 Events

North American RAC - 240320201

Our North America RAC is convening for a meeting, which will be held by video conference, on Wednesday 24th of March at 1 pm, EST. Regional members will receive an invitation e-mail with a link to

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IRATA Members - January
01/02/2021 News

IRATA Members - January

​IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in January 2021:

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Health & Safety - Dropped objects
19/01/2021 News

Health & Safety - Dropped objects

As an association we are still recording an unacceptably high number of dropped object incidents. These are objects being dropped onto, or close to, operatives working below and are quite often dis

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