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Welcome to IRATA International

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.

Our History

Our HistoryDiscover IRATA’s history and how it grew to become the lead authority in industrial rope access.

Our Mission

Our MissionRead more about IRATA International's mission, values and objectives.

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Find a MemberLocate and contact an IRATA Member Company using our global interactive map and directory.

Technician Search

Technician SearchVerify a Technician's certification using our simple Technician Validation Tool.

Health & Safety

Health & SafetyRead our Health & Safety reports to learn lessons from actual incident reports from our members.

Verify a Technician guide

Verify a Technician guideRead how to verify an IRATA Technician - including examples of valid Technician documents.

Verify a Member guide

Verify a Member guideClick here to find out how you can check the validity of an IRATA Member.


Why IRATA?Discover the benefits of choosing a certified IRATA Member Company to perform work at height.

IRATA Announcements

Workshop Rigging International Group - USA
23/02/2019 Events

Workshop Rigging International Group - USA

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Rigging International Group, 4240 N Lamb Blvd, Suite 115, Las Vegas NV 89115, on the 23rd February 2019 at 09:00. The IRATA co

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Workshop High Q Japan Ltd - Japan
15/12/2018 Events

Workshop High Q Japan Ltd - Japan

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at High Q Japan Ltd., 4-10-14 Fukaminishi, Yamato, Kanagawa Japan, on the 15th December 2018 at 09:00. The IRATA compulsory works

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Health & Safety North
12/10/2018 News

Health & Safety North

​On 9th and 10th October 2018, IRATA was present at the Health and Safety North exhibition at EventCity in Manchester, UK, alongside fellow members of the Access Industry Fo

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