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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

07.03.2024 Meeting , RAC

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 Sunday, 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

04.03.2024

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 - Traine - 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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024 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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

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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

04.03.2024

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

04.03.2024

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

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: July

04.03.2024

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

  • Motive Spooling and Inspection Ltd - Operator - UK
  • Centro Avançado de Treinamento e Serviços Ltda - Operator & Trainer - Brazil
  • First Commissioning Services Limited - Operator - UK
  • Lassarat Angola Comercial Limitada - Operator - Angola
  • CAES International Limited - Operator - Canada
  • Redak Service & Maintenance BV - Operator - Netherlands
  • Shreesai Advance Industrial Solution Private Limited - Operator - India
  • Reliacraft Engineering Sdn Bhd - Operator - Malaysia
  • Silent Sea Farms Pvt. Ltd. - Operator - India

Wishing you all future success,

IRATA International

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WORKSHOP KEE SAFETY LTD – CANADA

14.10.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Kee Safety Ltd, Unit 107 - 7155, 57 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2C 5B1, Canada on Saturday, October 14th 2023 at 10:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Martin Castle on [email protected] or by telephone 587-224-8842

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Health and Safety Statement

04.03.2024

Whilst IRATA International has continued to grow in Member and Technician numbers year on year, the recent tragic event in Australia has highlighted that even with that growth, we continue to be a close-knit community who show support and concern for each other.

The reported incident in Australia is currently under investigation in accordance with local regulations and legal requirements, and as such, no further information is available at this time.

The Association’s role regarding reported incidents is to provide support and guidance to its members and technicians. IRATA reiterates the importance of safe systems of work that must be in place when carrying out industrial rope access operations.

Planning, management, supervision, competence, and the selection and use of fit for purpose equipment are all equally important elements which are required to form the safe system of work.

We draw your attention to the following information:

Planning, management and supervision
The primary objective behind the planning, management, and direct supervision of rope access projects is to create and maintain a work environment that maximizes safety and minimizes the risk of error, incidents, and injury or loss. Due process should be followed for undertaking risk assessments and all team members are encouraged to have input. It is critical that risk assessment is done relevant to each site, the task being performed, the competency of team members, equipment in use and all other related aspects. An important additional consideration is the assessment of the potential impact of any simultaneous operations.

Competence
Rope access work can only be carried out in a reliably safe manner where the people undertaking the work have proven competence. To be considered competent, a rope access technician needs to have sufficient professional or technical training, knowledge, experience and authority to enable them to carry out their assigned duties at the level of responsibility allocated to them. Workers need to understand and mitigate potential hazards relating to the work, have knowledge and familiarity with their equipment, and the ability to follow procedures, including provisions for workmate retrieval.

Selection of equipment
Equipment selection, purchase, and use must be governed by thorough risk assessment processes. All items are to be reviewed for suitability to task and the working environment, taking into account the competency of users, potential for misuse, manufacturer guidelines, and other relative factors. These equipment risk assessment processes are to be employed again at the worksite, with specific focus on the task being undertaken. Equipment whose performance characteristics and specifications for use are unknown should be subject to further scrutiny. If these cannot be reliably confirmed, the equipment should not be used.

Detailed guidance on these requirements can be found within Section 2 of the IRATA ‘ICOP’ here.

IRATA members and technicians are urged to continue to communicate with each other, their supervisors, employers, and manufacturers regarding any concerns that they may have in relation to safety and equipment use.

The IRATA Committees and head office staff offer their sincere condolences and support to all those affected by this tragic event.

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WORKSHOP HEIGHTWORKS GHANA LIMITED – GHANA

26.08.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Heightworks Ghana Limited, GN1010 3336, Akomsombo Road, Ghana on Saturday, August 26th 2023 at 10:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Nathan Ugboro on [email protected] or +234(0)8162530818

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AUSTRALASIA RAC CHAIR MEETS WITH ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND

04.03.2024

Australasia RAC Chair, Troy Beaumont, met with Antarctica New Zealand’s operations and engineering team to discuss IRATA’s safety management system and the current work-at-height requirements for safe operations in Antarctica.

Antarctica New Zealand is the government agency responsible for carrying out New Zealand’s activities in Antarctica, supporting world-leading science and environmental protection.

Following the meeting, RAC chair Troy Beaumont commented, “It was great to meet with the operations and engineering team to see how IRATA can support Antarctic operations and the fantastic work that is being undertaken to enable world-leading science and to continue to uphold Antarctica NZ values of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: Valued, Protected, Understood. We look forward to continued discussions.”

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: June

04.03.2024

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

  • PaintingScaffoldingInsulation Services LLP trading as PSI Services - Operator - Kazakhstan
  • Go NDE Inc - Operator - Guyana
  • Caledonia Industrial Pty Ltd - Operator - Australia
  • Inspired Access Solutions Ltd - Operator - UK
  • IRISNDT Pty Ltd - Operator - Australia
  • Atlas 365 Solutions Ltd - Operator - UK
  • Infinite Access Services Limited - Operator - UK

Wishing you all future success,
IRATA International

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RAC MEETING – SOUTHERN AFRICA – 18/07/2023

18.07.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Tuesday 18th July 2023
  • Time: 10:00 – 14:00 (GMT+2)
  • Meeting Location: Stay Easy Hotel, Century City, Cape Town, 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 invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact Mark Campbell at [email protected].

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RAC MEETING – SUB-SAHARA – 25/08/2023

25.08.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Friday 25th August 2023
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00 (GMT)
  • Meeting location: Heightworks Ghana Limited, GN 1010 3336, Afienya /Akomsobo Road by Green Field Bus Stop

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

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WORKSHOP STORZ SERVICOS TECNICOS LTDA – BRAZIL

11.08.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Storz Servicos Tecnicos Ltda, Rua das Flores, S/N, Bairro: Pau Branco, Caucaia-Ce, Brazil, CEP 61.600-000 on Friday 11th August 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Carlos Pinheiro on [email protected] and +55 22 99813 1598.

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Reported Level 3 Technician Fatality - 02/06/2023

04.03.2024

Notice Date - 07/06/2023

Regrettably, IRATA has received information of an incident which has resulted in the death of a rope access technician during their normal working operations. This incident was reported by a member of the Australasia RAC on the 2nd of June 2023 and an investigation by authorities is underway. We will make information available as we recieve it, when investigations are concluded.

The company have released a statement which can be read here.

We express our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased, the rope access community, and all those affected by this tragic incident.

With regret,

IRATA International

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CITY OF LONDON WORK AT HEIGHT INNOVATION AWARD – ENTRIES OPEN

04.03.2024

Applications are now open for the City of London’s Work at Height Innovation Award, which recognises and celebrates those professionals, and their products or services, that have pushed the limits of innovation to promote safer working practices within the work at height industry.

After its debut at the 2019 LWAHS, the award has become a feature of the annual event, aiming to encourage innovation in the Work at Height sector with specific regard to reducing risk and exposure to incidents. This year’s winner will be announced at the award ceremony on the 20th July 2023 at the prestigious London Guildhall.

Applications are open to entrants who have developed an exciting, innovative new product or service within the work at height industry. This development may be a solution to a problem in the industry or a significant improvement to an existing approach.

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2023; further details about eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

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Workshop GLOBE TECH SERVICES SDN. BHD. - MALAYSIA

17.07.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Globe Tech Services Sdn. Bhd., No. 7, Jalan Teras 1, Senibong 88, Kawasan Perindustrian Kota Puteri, 81750, Masai, Johor. Malaysia on Saturday July 17th 2023 at 14:30 PM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact [email protected].

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: May

04.03.2024

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

  • Kee Safety Ltd - Operator & Trainer - Canada
  • SG Access Solutions Ltd - Trainer - United Kingdom
  • EFS Facilities Management Services L.L.C - Operator - United Arab Emirates
  • THREE60 EPCC Limited - Operator - United Kingdom
  • Skyfor Treinamentos LTDA - Trainer - Brazil
  • Telcon International Marine Eng Services L.L.C - Operator - United Arab Emirates
  • Velosi Certification LLC, trading as Applus Velosi Qatar - Operator & Trainer - Qatar
  • IRATOS Singapore Pte. Ltd. - Operator & Trainer - Singapore
  • Itero Australia Pty Ltd - Operator - Australia

Wishing you all future success,
IRATA International

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WORKSHOP TRAKS FZ-LLC – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

19.06.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Traks FZ-LLC, Warehouse no. 10, Al Serkal Properties, Dubai Investment Park 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday 19th June 2023 at 08:30 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact James Falchetto on [email protected]

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RAC MEETING – SOUTH EAST ASIA – 17/07/2023

17.07.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Monday 17th July 2023
  • Time: 08:30 – 12:00 (GMT+8)
  • Meeting location: Amansari Residence, Johor, Malaysia

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

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SAVE THE DATE – ITEC LONDON 2023

04.03.2024

IRATA is delighted to announce that the 2023 IRATA Technical Event and Conference (ITEC) will return to the UK from Wednesday, 22nd November to Friday, 24th November 2023, and will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company in the City of London.

The event will mark the return of IRATA’s face-to-face conferences since the outbreak of COVID-19 and is our first international event since the 2019 ITEC in Sydney. The 2023 ITEC will provide an especially valuable opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences with a global network of industry counterparts after a four year hiatus.

The ITEC hosts guest speakers and exhibitors offering a breadth of professional knowledge, research and development updates and a range of innovative services and products new to the market. The IRATA Annual General Meeting will provide an open forum for discussion and questions to the IRATA Executive Committee and secretariat.

Preparation of the programme of events for ITEC London 2023 is underway; full details will be provided once confirmed. Please regularly check your inbox and our website for updates.

We look forward to welcoming you to London

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IRATA MEETS WITH JAPAN’S ENAA

04.03.2024

IRATA Executive Committee Vice-Chair, Peter Wood, was invited to present at the Engineering Advancement Association of Japan’s (ENAA) recent meeting alongside Kariya-San from IRATA member company GRAB LLC. The ENAA is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to support technological advancement and resource development within the region and is comprised of almost 270 member companies across various industries and government sectors.

The presentations to the ENAA aimed to highlight the potential benefits that rope access methods could bring to the Japanese market, as rope access is not yet established within the heavy industry sector in this region.

Peter Wood presented statistics to compare IRATA’s presence in Japan with that of the global market. This was followed by a discussion led by Kariya-San on the current market share of rope access in the region and the challenges faced in expanding into the heavy industry sector.

All meeting participants were encouraged to consider IRATA certification as a minimum requirement for all rope access personnel.

Following the meeting, Peter Wood commented, “It is a testament to Japan’s hardworking and enthusiastic technicians that IRATA survives in this region post-Covid. Japan’s technician cohort is highly organised and safety focused. The support of our Association will be vital to their long-term success.”

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RAC MEETING – BENELUX – 25/05/2023

25.05.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Thursday 25th May 2023
  • Time: 15:30 (GMT+2)
  • Meeting location: Height Safety Expert, Watertorenweg 1, Steenbergen, the Netherlands

Regional members will receive an invite to the meeting and are encouraged to attend; should you not receive an invitation, please contact Wouter de Boer at

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WORKSHOP HEADS UP LTD – NEW ZEALAND

27.08.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Heads Up Ltd, 7b Midas Place, Middleton, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand on Sunday, August 27th 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Dan Smith on [email protected] or +64(0)21 111 7381

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: April

04.03.2024

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

  • IdealAccess Solution Pvt Ltd - Operator & Trainer - India
  • Cygnet Resources Limited - Operator - United Kingdom
  • Southey Contracting Limited Suarl - Operator - Senegal
  • Red Rope Access Pty Ltd - Operator & Trainer - Australia
  • Morgan Inspection & Testing Services Limited - Operator United - Kingdom
  • Pinnacle Rope Access (SA) Pty Ltd - Operator - Australia
  • Aim Engineering & Fabrication Group LTD - Operator - United Kingdom
  • TRAC HLM Ltd - Operator - United Kingdom
  • Abseil Access Ltd - Operator & Trainer - Ireland

Wishing you all future success,
IRATA International

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RAC MEETING – BRAZIL - 27/04/2023

27.04.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Thursday 27th April 2023
  • Time: 18:00 (GMT-3)
  • Meeting location: Virtual - via Teams

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

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WORKSHOP GO ROPES GROUP - POLAND

28.05.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Go Ropes Group, Jabloniowa Street 64, 80-175 Gdansk, Poland on Sunday, May 28th 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Lukasz Labedz on [email protected] or +48 795 031 944

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WORKSHOP PACIFIC ROPES - CANADA

27.05.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Pacific Ropes, 5895 Trapp Ave #1, Burnaby, BC V3N 5G2, Canada on Saturday, May 27th 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Josh Delefortrie on [email protected] or 778-231-6662

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CANCELLED - RAC MEETING - EASTERN EUROPE - 27/05/2023

27.05.2023 Meeting , RAC

The IRATA Eastern Europe RAC meeting scheduled for 27/05/2023 has been cancelled.

An online meeting will shortly be arranged in its place.

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NEW CERTIFIED IRATA MEMBER COMPANIES: March

04.03.2024

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

  • Multicursos & Treinamentos Offshore e Onshore Ltda - Trainer - Brazil
  • Ocean Vantage Inspection Testing Sdn Bhd - Operator - Malaysia
  • Rope Access in London Ltd - Operator - United Kingdom
  • KEA Projects Group (Pty) Ltd - Operator - South Africa
  • R.I.G. Installations (Newcastle) Pty Ltd - Operator - Australia
  • Martins Group Treinamentos Ltda - Trainer - Brazil
  • Columbus McKinnon Corporation - Trainer - United States
  • Integrity ISS Limited - Operator - United Kingdom

Wishing you all future success,
IRATA International

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ITEC 2023

IRATA is delighted to announce that the 2023 IRATA Technical Event and Conference (ITEC) will return to the UK from Wednesday, 22nd November to Friday, 24th November 2023, and will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company in the City of London.

The event will mark the return of IRATA’s face-to-face conferences since the outbreak of COVID-19 and is our first international event since the 2019 ITEC in Sydney.

ITEC 2023 offers a comprehensive programme comprising the following key highlights:

Annual General Meeting: Participate in an open forum for discussion and questions to the IRATA Executive Committee and secretariat.

Committee Presentations: Engage in interactive presentations from the IRATA Committees, gaining insights into the association’s initiatives and plans.

Exhibitors: Explore the exhibition area, where our exhibitors will showcase a range of products and solutions to industry issues and be available for networking throughout the day.

Technical Demonstrations: Witness demonstrations showcasing development in rope access equipment and techniques.

Annual Dinner: Attend the exclusive annual dinner, which includes a drinks reception, a three-course meal with drinks, live entertainment, and the IRATA Annual Award Ceremony. A fee will be charged to attend the annual dinner.

Further details regarding the program and schedule for ITEC 2023 will be released shortly.

To exhibit at ITEC 2023 and showcase your organisation’s offerings to rope access professionals, please contact [email protected].

To enquire about tickets, please contact [email protected].

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London Work at Height Seminar 2023

London Work at Height Seminar (LWAHS 2023) will be held on the 20th July 2023 at London Guildhall.

More information on this year’s guest speakers, exhibitors and tickets will be announced soon.

You can find more information on the event as it is announced on the LWAHS website found here.

If you would like to stay up to date and be notified with LWAHS news, please click here and follow us on social media:

Facebook @LWAHS ¦ Twitter @LWAHSeminar ¦ Instagram @LWAHSeminar

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WORKSHOP HEIGHT SAFETY EXPERT - THE NETHERLANDS

25.05.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Height Safety Expert, Watertorenweg 1, Steenbergen, the Netherlands on Thursday, May 25th 2023 at 08:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Wouter de Boer on [email protected].

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WORKSHOP ALTIUS TECHNICAL SERVICES LLC - UNITED STATES

03.04.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Altius Technical Services LLC, 528 Cohen St, Marreo, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States on Monday, April 3rd 2023 at 10:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Amanda Schatz on [email protected].

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IRATA MEDRAC Meets with the French Labour Authority

04.03.2024

IRATA’s Mediterranean Regional Advisory Committee (MEDRAC) Chair and Vice-Chair, Sébastien Gilleron and Yvan Clavelier, met with the Direction Générale du Travail in Paris on 10th January 2023 to discuss rope access in France and to promote IRATA’s safe working practices.

Statistics from IRATA’s Work and Safety Analysis (WASA) were presented to the Labour Authority to inform with regard to the ‘Prevention of Falls from Height’ in the French government’s national safety at work plan (Plan Santé au Travail).

Sébastien Gilleron, pictured below with Yvan Clavelier at the Tour Mirabeau, commented “The team is proud to have taken part in this meeting and appreciative to the French authorities for their attentiveness and for the quality of the discussions.”

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WORKSHOP INDEPENDENT ROPES LTD - UNITED KINGDOM

22.04.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Independent Ropes Ltd, Unit 4 NCA Campus, Howe Moss Drive, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0GL, United Kingdom on Saturday, April 22nd 2023 at 10:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Lynn Coull on [email protected].

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RAC MEETING - NORTH AMERICA - 03/04/2023

03.04.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Monday 3rd April 2023
  • Time: 09:00 (CDT)
  • Meeting location: Altius Technical Services LLC, 528 Cohen St., Marreo, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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 - 20/04/2023

20.04.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Thursday 20th April 2023
  • Time: 09:00 - 13:00 (BST)
  • Meeting location: Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport - 2 International Gate, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0BE

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 - 31/03/2023

31.03.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Friday 31st March 2023
  • Time: 10:00 (BST)
  • Meeting location: Marlow Ropes Ltd, Ropemaker Park, Diplocks Way, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3GU, UK

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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WORKSHOP TRAINING TEAM RESCUE - CHILE

22.05.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Training Team Rescue, Presidente Jorge Alessandri Rodriguez, 11500 Comuna de San Berdardo, Bodega 23, Galpon 11 (interior Megacentro San Bernardo), Santiago, Chile on Monday, May 22nd 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Alejandro Marin on +34 654363658.

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WORKSHOP VERTECH GROUP PTY LIMITED - AUSTRALIA

28.05.2023 Workshop

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Vertech Group Pty Limited, 19 Walters Drive, Osborne Park, Perth, 6017 Western Australia, Australia on Sunday, May 28th 2023 at 09:00 AM. The IRATA compulsory workshop agenda will be followed. For further booking information, please contact Katherine Franklyn on [email protected].

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RAC MEETING - MEDITERRANEAN - 19/04/2023

19.04.2023 Meeting , RAC

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

  • Date: Wednesday 19th April 2023
  • Time: 09:00 (UTC+1)
  • Meeting location: GR Wind - Rua Do Bairro 227, 4485-010 Aveleda, Portugal

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