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The lead authority in industrial rope access

Industrial rope access has been developed by IRATA International for over 25 years to a point where it is the chosen means of access for much of the work in the offshore oil and gas industry as well as a range of projects in construction, civil engineering, the built and natural environment and much more. Its success is based on thorough training and strict work guidelines that deliver an unrivalled safe working record year after year. The environmental, efficiency and economic benefits have resulted in growing international support for industrial rope access ahead of alternative means of access.

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IRATA Announcements

Sub-Sahara RAC
09/08/2022 News

Sub-Sahara RAC

Earlier this year, our North Sea Operators RAC Chair travelled to Africa to host a preliminary meeting to initiate the formation of a new IRATA Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) which will be known

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LWAHS 2023
18/07/2022 News

LWAHS 2023

​Our previous events were put on hold in response to government guidelines to keep everyone safe from the pandemic, but we are now delighted to announce that our London Work at Height Seminar wil

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01/07/2022 News


​IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in June 2022:

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