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New Certified IRATA Member Companies: March en

​IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in March 2019:

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IRATA Passes 500 Members en

IRATA is delighted to announce that we now have over 500 members internationally spanning across 65 countries and 6 continents.

This milestone could not have been achieved without the tireless efforts of many people and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our Members, Technicians, Assessors, Instructors, Auditors and volunteers for their continued efforts in promoting the Association which has helped to grow IRATA to be the most widely recognised professional global authority in industrial rope access.

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Our most recent UK RAC meeting was held on 19 March in Hailsham, East Sussex. The event was kindly hosted by one of our local Associate members, Marlow Ropes.

Jon Mitchel, Marlow Ropes’ Managing Director, welcomed the attendees and gave a history of the company, which was founded in 1807 by Thomas Burfield, where to the present day, Marlow Ropes still manufactures on Burfield’s original site.

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Incidents and Incident Reporting en

IRATA International’s annual Work and Safety Analysis (WASA) is essential reading for rope access managers, rope access safety supervisors, training companies and technicians. It provides some insight into accident causation for anyone working in rope access. WASA 2018 is available as a free download: Areas where improvements in safety could be achieved are identified. Importantly, these are dominated by the need to prevent rope damage and severance.

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Celebrating Our First Trainer Member Company in Latvia en

We are delighted to announce our first member company in Latvia, IQTC Management, who recently joined our Association.

The addition of IQTC Management will bring our member companies in the Eastern European RAC region to a total of 33 and will help to improve and promote safety awareness in industrial rope access throughout Eastern Europe.​

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First IRATA Instructor in the Azerbaijan/Caspian Region en

Anar Goyushov became the first qualified IRATA instructor in the Azerbaijan/Caspian Region.

Since getting involved in Rope Access in 2007, Anar has personally benefitted from the IRATA system and has embraced its safety culture. He has worked extremely hard to achieve level 3 status and is keen to pass on his knowledge to others in his community. ​

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Rope Sure en

​IRATA Associate Member, Rope Sure has recently renewed their exclusive arrangement with an ‘A rated’ Lloyds syndicate, to provide insurance solutions to IRATA members. Rope Sure are one of the few, established providers of this specialist cover.

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