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IRATA International 2017 Annual Awards 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 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) 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

ICOP ANNEX O 01/08/2017

Annex O – ‘Protecting rope access technicians against environmental conditions’ has been updated. The text affected by this update can be viewed within the Annex O ‘contents page’… Read More

IRATA SEA & Far East RAC – China 2017 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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