Rope-Sure launches monthly liability insurance policy for the rope access industry en 11.09.2017

Rope-Sure, the insurance brand established to provide specialist policies to members of IRATA International, has released an updated product along with a revised web site (… Read More

IRATA International Chairman Appointment en 08.09.2017

We are delighted to announce that, on 7th August 2017, Jonathan Capper was appointed by the Executive Committee to the esteemed position of IRATA Chairman, until the forthcoming elections in Octobe… Read More

IRATA International 2017 Committee Elections en 06.09.2017

Our biennial committee elections will commence Friday 22 September and run until Thursday 12 October.… Read More

IRATA International 2017 Annual Awards en 06.09.2017

Our ITEC is fast approaching and we have invited all of our members to nominate their candidates for our annual awards… Read More

Edge Management Video en 01.09.2017

If you have not seen our Edge Management Video please take a moment to now!… Read More

Assessor Selection, Training and Certification Scheme (ASTACS) en 28.08.2017

Independent and objective assessment of candidates, who have completed an IRATA rope access training course, is a fundamental part of the IRATA certification scheme. It is important that we set hig… Read More

IRATA SEA & Far East RAC – China 2017 en 15.07.2017

Our first, IRATA SEA and Far East RAC Meeting and Technical Workshop for 2017 was held in Tianjin, China, which was kindly hosted by our local member, Shenzhen Fairness, who form part of the Fairne… Read More

London Work at Height Seminar 2017 en 13.07.2017

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural London Work at Height Seminar, this year’s event took place on 10th July, and was once again held in the prestigious venue of London’s Guildha… Read More

Graham Burnett: 22 March 1958 - 29 June 2017 en 07.07.2017

On the morning of Friday 30th June, we received the devastating news that our Chairman, Graham Burnett, sadly passed away on Thursday 29th June. In order to allow Graham’s family time to share th… Read More

Replacement Document Form en 01.07.2017

As of 1st July 2017, the Replacement Document Request Form became interactive and can now be submitted through our website. This makes it easier and more convenient for Technicians to order lost or… Read More

IRATA Represented on Standards Committees en 02.06.2017

As well as helping to run the global organisation that is IRATA, and speaking on behalf of rope access throughout the world, many of our representatives are also involved in important national and… Read More

UK Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Cards en 01.06.2017

We are delighted to announce that after lengthy discussions and exchanges with the office of the ‘Construction Skills Certification Scheme’ (CSCS), an agency of the CITB, we have managed to get… Read More

RAMRASS en 29.05.2017

IRATA are committed to evaluating the industrial rope access profession. This includes continually reviewing and enhancing our syllabus and assessments and the support we offer members and technici… Read More

IRATA presents at the Drops Forum en 26.05.2017

IRATA’s Health, Safety & Technical Advisor, David Thomas, was delighted to be invited to give a presentation at the DROPS Forum on 27th April held in Aberdeen. Following David’s presentatio… Read More

ISO17024 Accreditation en 16.05.2017

​ISO/IEC 17024 provides a global benchmark for personnel certification programmes to ensure that they operate in a consistent, comparable and reliable manner worldwide, thereby allowing individua… Read More

Edge Management Safety Video en 12.05.2017

Following on from the success of the Edge Management poster (as found here: provide hyperlink to poster) the team at IRATA have been busy creating a safety awareness video aimed at furthering the s… Read More

ITEC 2017 Cape Town en 05.05.2017

Our 2017 ITEC will take place between 23 and 25 October 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa. We are currently finalising the programme of events and will provide full details as soon all details are c… Read More

Instructor Revalidation en 03.03.2017

IRATA Instructors are now able to revalidate their Instructor status for 2017/18.… Read More

Assessor Selection, Training & Certification Scheme en 22.01.2017

​IRATA International (IRATA) are pleased to announce that our new Assessor Selection, Training & Certification Scheme document, has now received approval from the IRATA Executive Commi… Read More

Annex P - Edge Management en 11.11.2016

The IRATA Edge management poster is an excellent reference tool for Technicians when considering rope protection and edge management methods. Technicians should always ensure precautions ar… Read More

ITEC 2016 - Munich en 03.11.2016

Our ITEC 2016 was held in the Bavarian Capital – Munich City, Germany. Over the course of the event, we hosted our Committee meetings, Technical day in the picturesque mountain town Bad Tölz, pr… Read More

Auditor Training Course en 01.11.2016

IRATA Auditors were put through their paces during their audit software training course at our 2016 ITEC held in Munich, Germany. The new audit software is to due be introduced early 2017 in order… Read More

ICOP Annex O en 01.09.2016

The latest revision of Annex O has now been completed and is available for download, this annex covers protecting rope access technicians against environmental conditions. Annex O is intend… Read More

RAC Mediterranean & Scandinavia en 01.06.2016

We are delighted to confirm the formation of our Mediterranean and Scandinavian RACs, consisting of our members in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. We take this opportuni… Read More

Instructor Examination en 29.01.2016

The examination to take trainee Instructor to full Instructor status, has been extended from 45 minutes to 4 hours – the exam will remain a multiple choice, closed book test.… Read More

ITEC 2015 - Aberdeen en 31.10.2015

Our ITEC 2015 was held in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Over the course of the event our committees presented their work undertaken over the past year and their plans for the year ahead.… Read More

Technician Search Feature en 31.07.2015

We have now installed a Technician Search feature onto our website.… Read More

ITEC 2014 - Rio de Janeiro en 31.10.2014

Our ITEC 2014 was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over the course of the event our committees presented their work undertaken over the past year and their plans for the year ahead. Meetings were he… Read More