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IRATA AUSTRALASIA RAC MEETING AND AGM – 17/09/2024

13.06.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Australasia RAC is convening for an RAC meeting and their Annual General Meeting as detailed below:

Date: Tuesday 17th September 2024

Time: 14:00

Meeting Location: International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.

All regional members should receive an invite and are encouraged to attend. Should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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WORKSHOP FORMACAN – France

14.09.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Formacan, ZAC Pariwest, 6 Av. Louis Pasteur, 78310 Maurepas, France on Saturday, 14 September 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Linda Caillet at [email protected] or by telephone +33481021189

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: May

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in May 2024:

  • Al Mulla Cleaning & Maintenance Services CO. S.P.C - Operator - Kuwait
  • Multiforce Rope Access Pty Ltd - Operator and Trainer - Australia
  • OPS Training Ltd - Trainer - UK
  • Griesemann Höhentechnik GmbH - Operator - Germany
  • Al Quebeisi Sgb LLC - Operator - UAE
  • IBEX Rope Access Treinamentos e Servicos LTDA, trading As Ibex Rope Access - Trainer - Brazil
  • Think Access Ltd - Operator - UK
  • Hydropro Pte. Ltd - Operator - Singapore
  • Rope Works Nepal Pvt Ltd - Trainer - Nepal
  • SGB Brandsafway Private limited - Operator - India
  • Pressure Dynamics International Pty Ltd - Operator - Australia

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING – 30/05/2024

30.05.2024 Meeting

Our next Health and Safety Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, 30th May 2024, via teleconference at 10:30 (BST).

Should you wish to attend as an observer, please contact [email protected] with the names of the attendees.

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SAVE THE DATE - ITEC KRAKÓW 2024

13.06.2024

We are delighted to announce that our annual IRATA Technical Event and Conference (ITEC) will be held over two days at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre, Poland.

Please save the date:

Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October 2024.

Tickets will be released soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Kraków!

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TRAINING COMMITTEE MEETING – 04/06/2024

04.06.2024 Meeting

Our next Training Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, 4th June 2024, via teleconference at 09:00 (BST).

Should you wish to attend as an observer, please contact [email protected] with the names of the attendees.

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EQUIPMENT & STANDARDS COMMITTEE MEETING – 30/05/2024

30.05.2024 Meeting

Our next Equipment and Standards Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, 30th May 2024, via teleconference at 13:00 (BST).

Should you wish to attend as an observer, please contact [email protected] with the names of the attendees.

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RAC MEETING – BRAZIL – 19/06/2024

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The IRATA Brazil RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Wednesday 19th June 2024
Time: 14:00-17:00 (GMT-3)
Meeting Location: Pestana Rio Atlântica, Av. Atlântica, 2964 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 22070-000, Brazil

The IRATA Executive Committee and key members of IRATA Head Office will be in attendance at this meeting. All regional members should receive an invite and are encouraged to attend. Should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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APPLUS PROMOTES SAFETY AT THE AUSTRALIAN OIL AND GAS ENERGY CONFERENCE

13.06.2024

IRATA member Applus Pty Ltd recently participated in the annual AOG (Australian Oil and Gas) Energy conference in Perth, an event supported by government bodies and major industry operators. The conference is renowned for bringing together the region’s energy supply chain and acting as a platform for discovering innovation, with its focus moving toward renewable energy.

Applus Pty Ltd took the opportunity to promote the use of IRATA-certified member companies to key clients in the energy sector, sharing the insights outlined in the recently released ‘10 Reasons to Use an IRATA Member Company’ brochure.

By leveraging opportunities like the AOG Energy conference to educate and engage with operators, IRATA and its members demonstrate their dedication to ensuring safer, more efficient, and sustainable operations.

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WORKSHOP PFL ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD. – NIGERIA

25.05.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at PFL Engineering Services Ltd., 160 NTA Road, Mgbuoba, Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria on Saturday, 25 May 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Tamunodein West at [email protected] or by telephone 08147432522.

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WORKSHOP ROPEWORKZ– SOUTH AFRICA

13.06.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Ropeworkz, 34 Station Road, Montague Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday, 13 June 2024 at 10:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Carey Tredoux at [email protected] or by telephone +27 834599317.

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WORKSHOP APPLUS PTY LTD – AUSTRALIA

12.05.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Applus Pty Ltd, 94 Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake, Perth, 6163, Western Australia, Australia on Sunday, 12 May 2024 at 08:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Christopher Davies at [email protected] or by telephone +61 8 9410 9345.

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: April

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in April 2024:

    • PT PJ-TEK Mandiri - Probationary Operator - Indonesia
    • Prevent S.R.L. - Probationary Operator and Trainer - Italy
    • Rtd Quality Services Nigeria Limited - Probationary Operator - Nigeria
    • Ground Control Ltd - Probationary Operator - England
    • Altimum Formation SA - Probationary Trainer - Switzerland

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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WORKSHOP CBR ROCK MASTER Sp.z.o.o Sp.k – POLAND

24.05.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at CBR Rock Master Sp.z.o.o. Sp.k, Sportowa 20, 32-083 Balice, Poland on Friday, 24 May 2024 at 13:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Monika Palowska at [email protected] or by telephone +48 12 290 30 35.

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WORKSHOP HEADS UP LTD – NEW ZEALAND

18.09.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Heads Up Ltd, 7b Midas Place, Middleton, Christchurch, 8024, New Zealand on Wednesday, 18 September 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Dan Smith at [email protected] or by telephone +64 (0) 21 111 7381.

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IRATA UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURVEILLANCE AUDIT TO ISO/IEC 17024

13.06.2024

IRATA is proud to announce the successful outcome of yet another UKAS surveillance audit to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard. This series of achievements further reinforces the integrity and robustness of our technician certification scheme and online theory examination.

We extend our gratitude to our members for their continued support throughout our accreditation journey and for their dedication to upholding the highest safety standards in the rope access industry.

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WORKSHOP ALLIED TRAINING SERVICES – UNITED KINGDOM

17.05.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Allied Training Services, 20-24 Wellington Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BT, United Kingdom on Friday, 17 May 2024 at 08:30 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Kathryn Cumming by telephone 01224 596669.

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WORKSHOP NISCO FOR PETROLEUM SERVICES - EGYPT

18.04.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Nisco for Petroleum Services, 143 Taqseem Omar Ibn El-Khatab, Gesr El Suez, El Salam, 31892, Cairo, Egypt on Thursday 18 April 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Fawzi El Sayed at [email protected] or by telephone 00201027541430

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WORKSHOP FARA FAN AMOOZ ILIA - IRAN

28.04.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Fara Fan Amooz Ilia, Shahid Hariri /Mountaineering Federation Salon ,Mohammad Taher St, Chamran Ave, Esfahan, IRAN on Sunday, 28 April 2024 at 14:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Amin Raesivand at [email protected] or by telephone +98 913 286 39 59

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IRATA REACHES LANDMARK 100,000+ ACTIVE IRATA TECHNICIANS

13.06.2024

Over three decades after IRATA International’s formation in the late 1980s, we are proud to share that we have surpassed 100,000 active certified IRATA Technicians. This is a huge milestone for IRATA in our ongoing mission to promote and maintain safety in the rope access industry. It demonstrates that the global attitude towards safety and the value of highly skilled, professional workers continues to grow as our industry thrives.

IRATA Executive Chair Jonathan Capper commented on this news: “Despite a period of uncertainty caused by a global pandemic, rope access has continued to prosper. We recognise that this landmark is a collective achievement, demonstrating the strength of collaboration in our community.”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank IRATA’s Members, Technicians, and supporters for their continued dedication to upholding safety at the highest level.

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RAC Meeting - BENELUX – 25/04/2024

25.04.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Benelux RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Thursday 25th April 2024
Time: 13:00 (GMT+2)
Location: Applus RTD Netherlands - Delftweg 144, 3046 NC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend. Should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: March

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in March 2024:

    • Stuart Olson Industrial Projects Inc. - Operator - Canada
    • BAT construction (2023) Ltd - Operator - Canada
    • Sicurlive Group SRL - Operator and Trainer - Italy

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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RAC MEETING – SUB-SAHARA – 24/05/2024

24.05.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Sub-Sahara RAC convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Friday 24th May 2024
Time: 10:00-14:00 (GMT+1)
Meeting Location: Jimcol Resources Nigeria Limited - Kilometer 7, Airport/East-West Road, Aluu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend. Should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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No Falls Week – 13th to 17th May 2024

13.06.2024

The No Falls Foundation, a charity dedicated to the work at height sector, launches its first No Falls Week campaign from 13th to 17th May, 2024. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of safe working at height and prevent falls in all industries.

Companies involved in work at height can sign up to participate in No Falls Week here, where they will receive resources to assist them in planning and implementing activities such as toolbox talks, safety demonstrations, or distributing useful materials throughout the week.

By actively engaging in No Falls Week, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to a safer work environment and the elimination of falls in the workplace.

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RAC MEETING – D-A-CH – 28/03/2024

28.03.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA D-A-CH RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Thursday 28th March 2024
Time: 11:30 (GMT+1)
Meeting Location: Via Teleconference

This meeting will be hosted via video conference. Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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RAC MEETING – EASTERN EUROPE – 29/03/2024

29.03.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Eastern Europe RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Friday 29th March 2024
Time: 16:30-18:00 (GMT+3)
Meeting Location: Via Teleconference

This meeting will be hosted via video conference. Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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WORKSHOP OWLAQ Eğitim Danışmanlık A.Ş. - TURKEY

29.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at OWLAQ Eğitim Danışmanlık A.Ş., Malıköy Başkent OSB Mah. 20. Cad. G Apt. No:13/4 06909 Sincan, Ankara, TÜRKİYE on Friday, 29 March 2024 at 10:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Ali Şahin at [email protected] or by telephone +905326641553

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WORKSHOP NODAN TREINAMENTOS, CONSULTORIA E SERVICOS LTDA ME – BRAZIL

11.04.2024 Workshop

We are pleased to invite you to our second Workshop here in Paraná, at this event technical presentations will be covered covering the use of Rope Access and its applicability in training and operations following Irata’s international standards. An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Nodan Treinamentos, Consultoria E Servicos Ltda ME, Rua Maria Alexandrina de Bordes, 69 – Rio Pequeno, São José dos Pinhais, Paraná, Brasil on Thursday, 11 April 2024 at 10:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Barbara Nobre Braz da Silva at [email protected] or by telephone +55 (22) 99202-7030.

We request confirmation via the platform:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ii-workshop-nodantecnicas-de-acesso-por-cordas-tickets-868113931137

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WORKSHOP RIGGING INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC. – UNITED STATES

24.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Rigging International Group, Inc., 4240 N Lamb Boulevard, Suite 115, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89115, United States on Sunday, 24 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Bob Goodwin at [email protected] or by telephone 702-236-1970

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WORKSHOP TRAKS FZ-LLC – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

13.04.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Traks FZ-LLC, Warehouse # 10, Al Serkal Properties, Dubai Investment Park 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, 13 April 2024 at 12:00PM to 17:00PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Sneha Martin at [email protected] or by telephone +97148859980.

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RAC Meeting - South East Asia – 04/05/2024

04.05.2024 Meeting , RAC

Date: 4th May 2024
Time: 08:30 – 12:00 (GMT+7)
Location: Meeting Hall Golden City Rayong Hotel, 530 1 Sukhumvit Road, Noen Phra Sub-District, Mueang Rayong District, Rayong 21000

Regional members will receive an invitation to register attendance and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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RESCHEDULED - EQUIPMENT & STANDARDS COMMITTEE MEETING – 19/03/2024

19.03.2024 Meeting

Our next Equipment & Standards Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th March 2024 via teleconference, at 13:00 (GMT).

Should you wish to attend as an observer, please contact [email protected] with the names of the attendees.

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WORKSHOP SIWA TESTING INSPECTION & CONSULTING CO., LTD– THAILAND

04.05.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Siwa Testing Inspection & Consulting Co., Ltd, 68/2 Thoet Thai Muslim Road, Mapthaphut, Amphur Muang, Rayong, 21150, Thailand on Saturday, 4 May 2024 at 14:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Syed Badruddeen at [email protected] or by telephone +66 (0)948727676

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WORKSHOP AGENCE 10CH – SWITZERLAND

20.04.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Agence 10CH, Route de Granges, 9, CH-1607 Palezieux, Switzerland on Saturday, 20 April 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Vincent Zagula at [email protected] or by telephone +41 21 947 58 48

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UK CONSTRUCTION SKILLS CERTIFICATION SCHEME (CSCS) CARDS

13.06.2024

With the forthcoming changes to the CSCS Card scheme, please see the following information below to assist IRATA Technicians with their applications.

CSCS Statement on Industry Accreditation:
All Industry Accreditation (IA) cards issued from 1st January 2020 will expire on 31st December 2024 and cannot be replaced using IA. This is to meet industry requirements, which state that all construction industry card schemes must operate with nationally recognised qualifications in place for all occupations.

Level 3 Technicians
CSCS accept IRATA Level 3 certification as equivalent to a NVQ level 2 qualification, and therefore current (in date) Level 3 technicians can apply for the CSCS ‘Blue Skilled Worker Card’. Click HERE to apply and then click the ‘Search by occupation’ button; and enter the text ‘Temporary Industrial Rope Access Installer’ in the space provided. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your application.

Level 1 & 2 Technicians should apply for a CSCS card based upon a recognised trade qualification, or they can apply for a provisional card with no specific trade qualifications, or membership of a trade association or organisation.

CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
In order to obtain the CSCS card for which you qualify, you may be required to complete the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test for working at height, (IRATA Level 3’s), or the Health, Safety and Awareness Test (IRATA Levels 1 & 2) which can be accessed by clicking HERE.

In the event of any queries, please contact CSCS here.

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Request for inspection - MSA Latchways Guided Type Fall Arrester

13.06.2024

MSA has released a notice requesting the inspection of their ‘MSA Latchways Guided Type Fall Arrester’ product.

Please click here for more information regarding the MSA notice.

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: February

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in February 2024:

  • PT.Baraca Teknis Spesialis - Operator - Indonesia
  • Siaptek (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - Operator and Trainer - Thailand
  • Tècniqa XC, Coop. V. - Trainer - Spain
  • Skywork Scandinavia Building Technical Services L.L.C. - Operator - UAE
  • Sky-Energy ApS - Operator - Denmark
  • AASA Middle East Contracting LLC - Operator - UAE
  • Centurion UK Rentals & Services Limited - Operator - UK
  • Orca Offshore FZE - Operator - UAE

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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WORKSHOP MELIOR ACCESS SOLUTIONS PTY LTD. – SOUTH AFRICA

15.04.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Melior Access Solutions Pty Ltd., Unit 2, Silver Street 7 Business Park, Silver St., Brackenfell Industrial, 7560, Cape Town, South Africa on Monday, 15 April 2024 at 08:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Nicole Cleophas at [email protected] or by telephone +27 21 137 5403

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WORKSHOP KELTIC FALCON ROPE ACCESS EXPERTS INC. – CANADA

08.04.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Keltic Falcon Rope Access Experts Inc, Unit 103, 612 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2W-0K6, Canada on Monday, 8 April 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Keltic Falcon Rope Access Experts Inc. at [email protected] or by telephone 902-818-5292

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WORKSHOP PSI SYSTEM SP.Z.O.O. – POLAND

29.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at PSI System Sp.z.o.o., ul. Zytnia 48, 62-064 Plewiska, Poland on Friday, 29 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Sławomir Smelkowski at [email protected] or by telephone +48 517581370

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WORKSHOP RIG PRO SAFETY TRAINING L.L.C – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

28.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Rig Pro Safety Training L.L.C, Workshop 3, Workshed 150, Dubai Maritime City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, 28 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Darrell Coupland at [email protected] or by telephone 00971 567565050

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RAC MEETING - MECASA – 07/03/2024

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The IRATA MECASA RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Thursday 7th March 2024
Time: 14:00 - 18:00 (GMT+4)
Meeting location: DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Jadaf, Dubai, UAE

Regional members will receive an invitation to register attendance and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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RAC MEETING – SOUTHERN AFRICA – 12/03/2024

12.03.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA SOUTHERN AFRICA RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Tuesday 12th March 2024
Time: 10:00 (GMT+2)
Meeting Location: Stay Easy Century City, Century Blvd, Milnerton, Cape Town, 7446, South Africa

For members that are unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be hosted via video conference. Regional members will receive an invitation to register attendance and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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RAC MEETING – UNITED KINGDOM – 01/03/2024

01.03.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA UK RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Friday 1st March 2024
Time: 10:00 (GMT)
Meeting Location: East Coast College, Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2PJ

For members that are unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be hosted via video conference. Regional members will receive an invitation to register attendance and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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RAC MEETING - NORTH SEA OPERATORS – 14/03/2024

14.03.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA North Sea Operators RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Thursday 14th March 2024
Time: 09:00 - 13:00 (GMT)
Meeting location: Transition Extreme Sports, Links Road, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN

Regional members will receive an invitation to register attendance and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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WORKSHOP RAPPEL INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD – SOUTH AFRICA

28.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Rappel International (Pty) Ltd, Unit 3, Green Park, Platinum Crescent, Montague Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7441, South Africa on Thursday, 28 March 2024 at 12:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Jacob Willem (JP) Engelbrecht at [email protected]

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WORKSHOP GRAVITAT S.L. – SPAIN

25.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Gravitat S.L., Carrer del Mig 32, Montcada i Reixac, 8110, Barcelona, Spain on Monday, 25 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Josep Puigdefabregas at [email protected] or by telephone +34 93-023 60 56.

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WORKSHOP BESAFETY LIMITED – UNITED KINGDOM

30.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at BeSafety Limited, Unit 3, 23 Redhill Business Park, Holmethorpe Avenue, Redhill, RH1 2GD, United Kingdom on Saturday, 30 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Sue Roffe at [email protected] or by telephone 07920 116900.

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TRAINING COMMITTEE MEETING – 05/03/2024

05.03.2024

Our next Training Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th March 2024 via teleconference, at 09:00 (GMT).

Should you wish to attend, please contact [email protected] with the names of the attendees.

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WORKSHOP GRAVITI PRO SP. Z.O.O – POLAND

25.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Graviti Pro Sp.z.o.o., Ryszarda Szkubacza 8/C4, 41-800, Zabrze, Poland on Monday 25 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Tomasz Nowak at [email protected] or by telephone +48 607 241 584

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WORKSHOP INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE PTY LTD – SOUTH AFRICA

14.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Industry Training Centre Pty Ltd, ITC Kurland Brick, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, 6602, South Africa on Thursday 14 March 2024 at 15:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Andrew Rodmell on +27 790994259.

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WORKSHOP ROPE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES – AUSTRALIA

23.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Rope Access Technologies, Unit 13/65-69 Mark Street, North Melbourne, 3051, Victoria, Australia on Saturday 23 March 2024 at 08:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Ian Anger at [email protected] or by telephone +61 (0)407 260 158

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WORKSHOP SOLO SRL – ROMANIA

26.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Solo SRL, Garii Darste 19B, Brasov, 500300, Romania on Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Andreea Duicu at [email protected] or by telephone +40 (760) 692 277

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WORKSHOP ALPINIST SAFETY CONSULTANTS – SOUTH AFRICA

13.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Alpinist Safety Consultants, 13B Marinus Street, Marconi Beam, Milnerton, 7441, South Africa on Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Mark Campbell at [email protected] or by telephone +27(0)21 555 0781

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WORKSHOP HIGH Q PTY LIMITED – AUSTRALIA

11.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at High Q Pty Limited, Unit 4, 180 Northgate Road, Northgate, Brisbane, Queensland, 4013, Australia on Monday, 11 March 2024 at 17:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact David Clark on 0732550522

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WORKSHOP 3T TRAINING SERVICES LIMITED – UNITED KINGDOM

02.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at 3T Training Services Limited, Unit 1, Saturn Court, Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, North Shields, NE29 7SE on Saturday, 2 March 2024 at 08:30 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Jack Gibson at [email protected]

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: January

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in January 2024:

  • Eng Rypac Limited - Operator - Nigeria
  • Southern Renewable And Green Energy Company LTD - Trainer - Vietnam
  • Mako Offshore Ltd - Operator - United Kingdom
  • Oceaneering Angola, S.A - Operator and Trainer - Angola
  • Albatec Services Pty Ltd - Operator - Australia
  • Graviti.Pro Sp z.o.o - Trainer - Poland
  • RACS Industrial Ltd - Operator - United Kingdom
  • Shanghai Orient Energy Services Co.,Ltd - Operator - China
  • Quadrant Energy Limited - Operator - Nigeria
  • Euroflow Designs Limited - Operator - Nigeria

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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WORKSHOP SKYLINE ROPE ACCESS LTD– UNITED KINGDOM

28.01.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Skyline Rope Access Ltd, Unit 10, Moy Road Industrial Estate, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF15 7QR, United Kingdom on Sunday, 28 January 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Graham Mann at [email protected] or by telephone 0292813684

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INCIDENT REPORT UPDATE

13.06.2024

IRATA is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Incident Reporting Form [FM-021ENG] and associated guidance document, implemented to refine the reporting process and make it easier for members to report incidents.

Members can access the reporting portal in the members’ area through the existing ‘Incident Reporting’ button.

Key guidance is now embedded within the online form, while more detailed information is available in the ‘Guidance to IRATA Incident Reporting’ [GU-265ENG].

Some notable changes to reporting categories for “Incident circumstance” (On rope, Training, Other), “Level assessed to”, and “Injury type” have been made to address gaps that were identified through review of historical reports.

The Work and Safety Statistics Returns will be brought in line with the changes that have been implemented, effective from April 1st, 2024, when the collection of data for Q1 2024 begins. More information will be released toward the end of Q1.

We hope that these updates will foster a more precise and effective incident reporting system for our members, ultimately contributing to a safer working environment. Your reports are for informational and educational purposes, forming the basis for our Safety Bulletins and Topic Sheets, as well as providing the vital data for our industry recognised annual WASA report.

For any inquiries or clarifications, please reach out to [email protected].

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WORKSHOP DYNAMIC SOLUTIONS GROUP PTY LTD – AUSTRALIA

23.02.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Dynamic Solutions Group Pty Ltd, 51 Shepherd Street, Marrickville, New South Wales, 2204, Australia on Friday, 23 February 2024 at 14:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Andrew Gray at [email protected] or by telephone 0450825220.

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WORKSHOP ARCO PROFESSIONAL SAFETY SERVICES – UNITED KINGDOM

09.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Arco Professional Safety Services , Unit 38, Avon Mill Industrial Estate, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7SF, United Kingdom on Saturday, 9 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Patryk Halinowski at [email protected]

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TRAINING & ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL OFFICER

13.06.2024

IRATA International’s head office are seeking to appoint a Training and Assessment Technical Officer based at our offices in Kent, UK.

For further information on this role please click on the following link - Rope Access Jobs | IRATA International

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WORKSHOP AURORA ENERGY SERVICES LTD– UNITED KINGDOM

16.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Aurora Energy Services Ltd, 34 Longman Drive, Inverness, Highland, IV11SU, United Kingdom on Saturday, 16 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Pauline Wilson at [email protected] or by telephone 01463 232817.

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WORKSHOP HIMALAYAN ACCESS PVT LTD – INDIA

06.02.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Himalayan Access Pvt Ltd, 210/10 Trichy to Thanjavur Highways, Pudhukudi North, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, 613402, India on Tuesday, 6 February 2024 at 10:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Abimanue Vijayan at [email protected] or by telephone +919500586808

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WORKSHOP ARCO PROFESSIONAL SAFETY SERVICES – UNITED KINGDOM

09.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Arco Professional Safety Services, Unit 5 Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6JL, United Kingdom on Saturday, 9 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Pete Hancock at [email protected] or by telephone +44 (0) 7702 558363

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Petzl Request for inspection - Petzl GRILLON products

13.06.2024

PETZL have released a notice requesting the inspection of GRILLON products.

Please click here for more information regarding the PETZL notice.

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WORKSHOP ATIS SAS - FRANCE

24.02.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Atis SAS, Block 225, 9 chaussée Jules César, Osny, Val d’oise, 95520, France on Saturday, 24 February 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Léa Doloy at [email protected] or by telephone +33 (0)788922794

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CANCELLED - RAC MEETING – NORTH SEA OPERATORS – 18/01/2024

18.01.2024 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA North Sea Operators RAC meeting scheduled for 18/01/2024 has been cancelled due to poor weather.

A meeting will shortly be arranged in its place.

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WORKSHOP CETAL TREINAMENTOS - BRAZIL

14.01.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Cetal Treinamentos, Rua Arcelina de Souza Adolpho, 2nd floor, Imboassica, Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, CEP: 27932-110 , Brazil on Sunday, 14 January 2024 at 13:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Carlos Pinheiro at [email protected] or by telephone +55 22 9 9813 1598

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: December

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in December 2023:

  • Alnazafa Almotakhasisa General Contracting company OPC - Operator - Saudi Arabia
  • Team Industrial Services, Inc - Operator and Trainer - United States
  • PT Iratos Jakarta Indonesia - Operator and Trainer - Indonesia
  • Leadtek Industries LLP - Operator - India
  • Vertical Logic Offshore Pty Ltd - Operator - South Africa

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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WORKSHOP NORMEC ISEC BV – BELGIUM

01.03.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Normec Isec BV, Keetberglaan haven 1065, B-9120, Melsele Beveren, Belgium on Friday, 1 March 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Leander Karageorgos at [email protected] or by telephone +32477227516

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RAC MEETING – SCANDINAVIA– 12/12/2023

12.12.2023 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Scandinavia RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Tuesday 12th December 2023

Time: 10:00 (GMT)

Meeting Location: Via Teleconference

This meeting will be hosted via video conference. Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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WORKSHOP WAHT CO., LTD – JAPAN

21.01.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Waht Co., Ltd, 3-193, Kawayanagicho, Koshigayashi, Saitamaken, Japan on Sunday, 21 January 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Fujihara Tsutomu at [email protected] or by telephone +81 09031488100

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: November

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in November 2023:

  • Active Point SA - Operator and Trainer - Greece
  • Osenvil LLC - Operator and Trainer - Azerbaijan
  • Auchare Aerostructures Private Limited Operator - India
  • Geniki Exypp Prostasia S.A, trading as GEP - Trainer - Greece
  • Codex Integrity Ltd - Operator - United Kingdom
  • CI.DES - Trainer - France
  • Techplus Limited - Operator and Trainer - United Kingdom
  • Job Safe Rope Access Ltd - Operator - United Kingdom
  • Four Protection Equipamentos LTDA, trading as 4 Protection - Operator and Trainer - Brazil
  • Udyogi Plastics Private LTD - Trainer - India

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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RAC MEETING – BENELUX – 14/12/2023

14.12.2023 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Benelux RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Thursday 14th December 2023

Time: 13:00-15:00 (GMT+1)

Meeting Location: Industrieel Klimmen BV, Vrijheidweg 35, 1521 RP, Wormerveer, Netherlands

Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend. Should you not receive an invitation, please contact your RAC Chair Rick van der Lelij via [email protected].

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RAC MEETING – NORTH AMERICA – 18/12/2023

18.12.2023 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA North America RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

Date: Monday 18th December 2023

Time: 9:00 (PST)

Meeting Location: Technical Access Group Inc, 1469 Rupert St, North
Vancouver, V7J1G1, Canada and via teleconference

For members who are unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be hosted via video conference. Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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WORKSHOP TECHNICAL ACCESS GROUP INC – CANADA

18.12.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Technical Access Group Inc, 1469 Rupert St, North Vancouver, V7J1G1, Canada on Monday, 18th December 2023 at 13:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Sharon Chadwick at [email protected] or by telephone +16049296596

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WORKSHOP HIGH Q UK LIMITED – UNITED KINGDOM

18.12.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at High Q UK Limited, Rokt, Millroyd Street, Brighouse, HD6 1EY, United Kingdom on Monday, 18th December 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Craig Shaw at [email protected] or by telephone 07792463365

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ISC request for inspection - UltraLink LK100A1.2 & LK101A1.2 button assembly

13.06.2024

ISC have released a notice requesting the inspection of UltraLink LK100A1.2 & LK101A1.2.

Please click here for more information regarding the ISC notice.

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WORKSHOP ARMULTRA LIMITED – UNITED KINGDOM

10.02.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Armultra Limited, Armultra House, Hewett Road, Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0RB, United Kingdom on Saturday 10th February 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Lauren Colman on the following number 01493 652150 or by email [email protected].

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WORKSHOP 5th POINT OPERATIONS PTY LTD – AUSTRALIA

15.12.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at 5th Point Operations Pty Ltd, 21 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale, New South Wales, 2100, Australia on Friday 15th December 2023 at 15:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Leigh Greenwood on the following number 02 9939 6140 or by email [email protected]

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WORKSHOP ADVANCED ROPE ACCESS LIMITED – UNITED KINGDOM

22.12.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Advanced Rope Access Limited, 26 Stephenson Street, Hillington Park, Hillington, Glasgow, G52 4JD, United Kingdom on Friday 22nd December 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Alan Livingstone on the following number 01471 883 1733 or by email [email protected]

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: October

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in October 2023:

  • 7 Eleven Energy Services Limited - Operator - Ghana
  • Prezicon Limited - Operator - Nigeria
  • Dovewell Oilfield Services Limited - Operator - Nigeria
  • Oceaneering International, Inc. - Operator (Group) - United States
  • Denholm Industrial Services Ltd trading as Access, Lifting, Pulling & Safety (ALPS) - Operator - UK
  • M Pallonji & Company Private Limited - Operator - India

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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Petzl Request for inspection - Petzl ASTRO and CANYON GUIDE harnesses

13.06.2024

PETZL have released a notice requesting the inspection of ASTRO and CANYON GUIDE harnesses.

Please click here for more information regarding the PETZL notice.

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TRAINING COMMITTEE MEETING – 06/11/2023

06.11.2023

Our next Training Committee meeting will take place on Monday 6th November 2023 via teleconference, at 09:00 (GMT).

Should you wish to attend, please contact [email protected] with the names of the attendees.

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WORKSHOP ASCENT – POLAND

19.11.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Ascent, ul. Firmowa 10, 45-590 Opole, Poland on Sunday, 19th November 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Mariusz Majchrowicz at [email protected]

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WORKSHOP TOTAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS CORP. (TASC) – CANADA

13.06.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Total Access Solutions Corp. (TASC), 1185 Michener Road, Unit 5, Sarnia, N7S 4B1, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, 18th November 2023 at 08:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Jeremy Ryan on the following number 221-402-2181 or by email [email protected]

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WORKSHOP SPIDERTECH PTY LTD – AUSTRALIA

02.11.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Spidertech Pty Ltd, 2A Worley Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia on Thursday, 2nd November 2023 at 08:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact William Booth on the following number (+61) 0457 221 647 or by email [email protected]

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IRATA International Announces Newly Elected Chair and Vice Chair

13.06.2024

IRATA International is thrilled to unveil the results of its recent Chair and Vice Chair election as follows:

IRATA Executive Chair:

  • Jonathan Capper

IRATA Executive Vice-Chair:

  • Barri Marshall

The other Executive Committee members are:

  • Adam Long
  • Adriano Peixoto
  • Alistair Merricks
  • Chris Davies
  • Craig Shaw
  • Darren Williams
  • Ian Somers
  • Ivor A’lee
  • Jaime Wood
  • Jonathan Birch
  • Mark Campbell
  • Richie Spence
  • Tamas Kepes

Following the result, Jonathan Capper stated:

“I am delighted to be re-elected as IRATA chairman and look forward to working with the rest of the committee over the next term. Each member of this committee brings a unique perspective, expertise, and passion for the rope access industry. Together, we will continue to drive the association forward.”

IRATA would like to extend our congratulations to the newly elected Chair and Vice Chair and thank all those who put their name forward for the roles.

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: September

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in September 2023:

  • Aurora Energy Services Ltd - Operator & Trainer - UK
  • Cosmos Marine Service Co., Ltd - Operator - South Korea
  • Conbit B.V. - Operator - Netherlands
  • RelyOn Nutec Denmark A/S - Trainer - Denmark
  • Rope Access Noord B.V. - Operator - Netherlands
  • K.T.M. Coating Private Limited - Operator & Trainer - Nepal
  • Aries Marine Services Co. Ltd - Operator - Saudi Arabia
  • 3-102-724084 S.R.L., trading as Grupo Eskalar - Trainer - Costa Rica
  • WAHT Co., Ltd - Trainer - Japan
  • CERM Vertisub Peru Capacitacion SAC - Trainer - Peru
  • Vorahsur S.R.L, trading as Uncia - Operator & Trainer - Peru

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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WORKSHOP ALL AREAS ACCESS GROUP PTY LTD– AUSTRALIA

15.10.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at All Areas Access Group Pty Ltd, 75 Howe Street, Osborne Park, Western Australia, 6017, Australia on Sunday, 15th October 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Phillipa Pointon on the following number (+61) 0452 447 130

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London Work at Height Seminar 2023

13.06.2024

We would like to thank all those who attended the London Work at Height Seminar (LWAHS) on its return to the London Guildhall. With guests travelling from as far as the UAE, India and Brazil, the fifth LWAHS was a great success providing an opportunity for industry counterparts to come together to further their professional knowledge and safety awareness of the wider work at height industry.

The LWAHS welcomed Joanna Carrington, Jonathan Cooper and Jamie Ruxton from the City of London Corporation, who offered valuable insights into the impact of safety culture within the City.

Principal Designer and CDM Adviser at Baily Garner (Health & Safety) Ltd, Adam Smith, complemented these insights with a discussion on the practical implementation of the ‘hierarchy of controls’ and how this helps to reduce risk throughout the design and construction process in the City.

Stephen Green from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), presented the impact of workplace culture on safe working practices and Simon Richmond, Senior Technical Officer at the Arboricultural Association, informed the audience of arboreal industries’ continuous progression to safer working practices. Peter Bennet OBE represented the Access Industry Forum (AIF) and provided statistical data, and updates from the APPG on working at height.

IRATA International was represented by Dr Sheila Kondaveeti and Jonathan Capper, IRATA’s CEO and Executive Chair. Dr Kondaveeti expressed the benefits of using IRATA members for industrial rope access needs, stating that “the cost of unsafe working practices will far outweigh any savings in the short term. Jonathan spoke about the IRATA safe system of work.

Details of the 2024 LWAHS will be released soon; follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to stay up to date!

Thank you to the City of London Corporation for hosting the event and for their continued support.

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RAC MEETING – AUSTRALASIA – 01/11/2023

01.11.2023 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Australasia RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

  • Date: Wednesday 1st November 2023
  • Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (GMT+11)
  • Meeting location: RACV Hobart Hotel, 154-156 Collins St, Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia

Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact Troy Beaumont at [email protected].

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: August

13.06.2024

IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in August 2023:

  • PT Radiant Utama Interinsco Tbk - Operator - Indonesia
  • Gulf Korean Ship Maintenance - Operator - Qatar
  • Rig Pro Safety Training L.L.C - Trainer - United Arab Emirates
  • Zenith Property Conservation LTD - Operator - UK
  • Tubestar Oil & Gas Inspection and Maintenance W.L.L - Operator - Qatar
  • Access Insulation & Coatings Ltd - Operator - UK
  • Hi Energy FZC - Opeator - United Arab Emirates
  • Altrad Services Ltd - Operator - Canada
  • Tatras Industrial Ltd - Operator - Canada
  • Amit Engg & Tech Service Pvt Ltd - Trainer - India
  • Mispah Pipeline Inspection Services - Operator - United Arab Emirates

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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WORKSHOP LYON EQUIPMENT LTD – UNITED KINGDOM

04.01.2024 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Lyon Equipment Ltd, Units 3-7, Tebay Business Park, Tebay, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3SS, United Kingdom on Thursday, 4th January 2024 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Emma Martindale on [email protected] or by telephone 01539626251.

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NEWLY APPOINTED MECASA RAC CHAIR – DARREN WILLIAMS

13.06.2024

Darren Williams has recently been elected as the new MECASA RAC Chair. Darren, the previous Committee Vice-Chair, takes over from James Falchetto, who has led the committee for the past 2 years.

Darren has previously sat on the IRATA Health & Safety and Equipment & Standards Committees and worked across many sectors of the work-at-height industry.

Following his appointment into the position of MECASA RAC Chair, Darren states, “I look forward to representing IRATA, the RAC and its members in the positive and continued development of Rope Access across the region and working in conjunction with other global, regional, municipal, governmental and safety trade organisations for the benefit of the RAC members and the IRATA organisation as a whole”.

IRATA is delighted to welcome Darren Williams into his new role and looks forward to our continued collaboration. We would also like to thank James Falchetto for his contributions to the MECASA RAC over the past 2 years and wish him every success in his future endeavours.

Regional members can contact Darren at [email protected] with any RAC-related queries.

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WORKSHOP GRAVITEQ PTY LTD – AUSTRALIA

02.12.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Graviteq Pty Ltd, Unit 39/17, Cairns St, Loganholme, Brisbane, Queensland, 4129, Australia on Saturday, 2nd December 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact John Patterson on [email protected] or by telephone +61 423 295 059

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RAC MEETING – MIDDLE EAST, CENTRAL ASIA, SOUTH ASIA – 17/08/2023

17.08.2023 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

  • Date: Thursday 17th August 2023
  • Time: 14:00-16:00 (GMT+4)
  • Meeting location: Westin Mina Seyahi Resort (Abu Dhabi Meeting Room),

    Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].

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RAC MEETING – FAR EAST ASIA – 22/02/2023

22.08.2023 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Far East Asia RAC is convening for a meeting as detailed below:

  • Date: Tuesday 22nd August 2023
  • Time: 09:00 – 12:00 (GMT+9)
  • Meeting location: Maison Glad Jeju, 80 Noyeon-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact Jeremy Chia-Ming Chang at [email protected]..

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WORKSHOP SAFETY & ACCESS KOREA – SOUTH KOREA

22.09.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Safety & Access Korea, Maison Glad Jeju: 80 Noyeon-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, MAISON GLAD JEJU, South Korea on Friday, September 22nd 2023 at 13:00 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Chloe Park on [email protected] or by telephone +827046323028