Regrettably, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted IRATA International’s well-regarded and much-anticipated annual events, resulting in the cancellation of the ‘IRATA Technical Event and Conference’ (ITEC) and ‘London Work At Height Seminar’ (LWAHS), held at the prestigious London Guildhall in conjunction with the City of London Corporation. Contrasting this with the adverse impact to people and companies globally, IRATA Secretary Rodney Marage commented: “compared to how millions have suffered at the hands of COVID-19, it’s an insignificance for IRATA at worst. We’ll be back!”.
Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 travel restrictions, IRATA’s 2021 London Work At Height Seminar (July) and ITEC (October) are both cancelled. In place of their ITEC, IRATA are planning a series of virtual events and informative presentations for their members and technicians. Despite the cancellations, IRATA’s biennial committee elections will go ahead as planned in September 2021, but their Annual General Meeting and will be deferred to a later date.