Notícias IRATA

Health & Safety North Exhibition en 12/10/2018

​On 9th and 10th October 2018, IRATA was present at the Health and Safety North exhibition at EventCity in Manchester, UK, alongside fellow members of the Access Industry Fo… Ler Mais

London Work at Height (2018) Video Release en 12/10/2018

Following the success of this year’s London Work at Height Seminar (LWAHS) 2018, IRATA is pleased to announce that a short promotional video, comprising a compilation of highlights from the days… Ler Mais

The Impact: The Making of IRATA’s Edge and Rope Management Video Follow-up en 03/10/2018

We are excited to announce that following the positive impact of IRATA’s “Edge and Rope Management” safety video, the production of a follow-up film entitled, “The Impact”,… Ler Mais

Complaint Judgement - Dangerous Behaviour en 28/09/2018

An IRATA Technician showed no consideration for the health and safety of his colleagues by acting in an extremely dangerous manner, which led to a serious incident on a work site. The respo… Ler Mais

RAC South Africa achieves accreditation en 28/09/2018

The National Qualifications Framework governs all education and training in South Africa, it is managed by the South African Qualifications Authority. Adult Vocational Training is regulated through… Ler Mais

Work & Safety Analysis(WASA) 2018 en 19/09/2018

​Essential reading for rope access managers, supervisors, training companies and technicians; and insightful information for anyone working in rope access, this year’s Work & Safety Analysi… Ler Mais

ITEC 2018 – Our Best Attended ITEC to Date! en 19/09/2018

The IRATA Technical Event and Conference (ITEC) 2018 and IRATA’s Annual General Meeting were hosted last week in the home town of the IRATA Head Office, which is based in Ashford, Kent, UK.… Ler Mais

ITEC 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony en 18/09/2018

​Our ITEC 2018 Annual Awards ceremony took place prior to dinner at Lympne Castle, with its medieval architecture located in a picturesque setting on the south-east coast of the UK.… Ler Mais

Auditor Recruitment en 03/09/2018

The international demand for industrial rope access services is increasing at pace and to support our regulatory systems, we are recruiting experienced auditors in order to expand our existing audi… Ler Mais

Paul Seddon Retires from IRATA en 10/08/2018

​After many years of exceptional service to the rope access industry, particularly with IRATA, Paul Seddon OBE has unfortunately reached the stage of his planned retirement.… Ler Mais

ITEC 2018 - Ashford en 04/07/2018

Our 2018 ITEC will take place between Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 September at the Ashford International Hotel, Ashford, UK which is based in the home town of IRATA Head Office. ​… Ler Mais

The experts’ opinion on stretching and its relation to muscle injuries en 03/07/2018

​Stretching improves flexibility, which increases the ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion; in other words, how far it can bend, twist and reach.… Ler Mais

Inaugural meeting of the Eastern Europe RAC en 29/06/2018

​The first ever meeting of the Eastern Europe RAC (EERAC) took place on the 22nd of June in Brazov, Romania.… Ler Mais

IRATA member raises money for children’s charity en 18/05/2018

​The British Airways i360 is a moving observation platform situated on Brighton beach on the south coast of the UK. A glass pod designed and built by cable car manufacturer Poma, rises from sea l… Ler Mais

IRATA’s Data Privacy Commitment en 14/05/2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new data protection law that takes effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR embodies the privacy principles of transparency, fairness, and accountability.… Ler Mais

London Work at Height Seminar 2018 en 20/04/2018

IRATA International are proud to be holding the 2018 London Work at Height Seminar (LWAHS) 2018 at the prestigious Guildhall, London, with the support of ‘The City of London Corporation’.… Ler Mais

RAMRASS Update en 16/04/2018

The testing of the ‘Rope Access Manager Rope Access Safety Supervisor’ (RAMRASS) ‘eLearning’ platform commenced 16th March 2018.​… Ler Mais

IRATA Safety Bulletins & Topic Sheets en 15/04/2018

Further IRATA Safety Bulletins and topic sheets have been released aimed at raising awareness of hazards within the rope access industry.… Ler Mais

Health and Safety Exhibition en 12/04/2018

​On 10th – 12th April, IRATA were present at the ‘Health and Safety Exhibition’ at the NEC in Birmingham, alongside fellow members of the Access Industry Forum (AIF). The event was very wel… Ler Mais

Assessor Recruitment en 09/04/2018

Due to the growth of the IRATA system throughout the below named RAC regions, we are currently seeking L3 Technicians who would like to apply to become an IRATA Assessor. This is a highly responsib… Ler Mais

Complaint judgement - Fraudulent IRATA training provider en 22/03/2018

A technician raised a complaint regarding a Nigerian based non-IRATA training company claiming to provide certified IRATA training.​… Ler Mais

Complaint judgement - Fraudulent Certificate en 14/03/2018

An IRATA Technician attempted to use fraudulent certificate to obtain work. Upon request to provide proof of his qualifications, the technician presented a copy of the fraudulent certificat… Ler Mais

ICOP Japanese translation en 08/02/2018

We are delighted to announce that our International Code of Practice (ICOP) has been translated in Japanese. We would like to express our gratitude to our Japanese member, Toasu Inc, for undertakin… Ler Mais

ASTACS Brazil, North America, the Middle East and South-East Asia & Far East en 22/12/2017

As part of our Assessor Selection, Training and Certification scheme (ASTACS), the IRATA International Training Manager, Ben Eke, has recently completed an enduring Assessor recruitment programme i… Ler Mais

Complaint Judgement - Assessor Code of Conduct en 22/12/2017

An IRATA Assessor used an email address depicting his association with IRATA to communicate, what the adjudicating panel termed as a “vulgar, threatening, abusive and racially toned email… Ler Mais

IRATA office closure during the holiday season en 18/12/2017

​Please note that the IRATA Head Office will be closed during the holiday festivities from 24 December, 2017 to 1 January, 2018. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all th… Ler Mais

International Occupational Safety and Health Congress - Istanbul - 6th - 7th December 2017 en 14/12/2017

IRATA International was delighted to be invited to present at the inaugural International Occupational Safety and Health Congress (IOSHC) in Istanbul held on 6th and 7th December 2017. The event wa… Ler Mais

Houses of Parliament en 13/12/2017

The IRATA Chairman and Secretary were invited to attend the inaugural ‘All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height’, held at 1 Parliament Street, Palace Of Westminster, Houses Of… Ler Mais

BS 8610:2017, Personal fall protections equipment - Anchor systems - Specification en 01/12/2017

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has just published BS 8610:2017 Personal fall protection equipment – Anchor systems – Specification… Ler Mais

International Occupational Health and Safety Congress 2017 en 17/11/2017

The IRATA Chairman and General Manager have been invited to present at the inaugural International Occupational Health and Safety Congress (IOHSC) in Istanbul, Turkey. They will provide talks and p… Ler Mais

IRATA Logbook Signatures en 15/11/2017

As a reminder, technicians that are not always able to obtain signatures from an IRATA level 3 should have their hours signed by a person in authority who can verify that the hours are accurate and… Ler Mais

IRATA 2017 ITEC - 23 to 25 October - Cape Town, South Africa en 13/11/2017

​IRATA International’s ITEC 2017 was held in Cape Town, South Africa between 23 - 25 October 2017…… Ler Mais

IRATA Safety Bulletins en 10/11/2017

Further IRATA Safety Bulletins have been released aimed at raising awareness of hazards within the rope access industry. Safety Bulletin No. 44: Rope access main rope failure… Ler Mais

Annex P - Edge Management en 10/11/2017

Following the release of the ICOP Annex P edge management poster in November 2016, we are pleased to announce that a further two posters have been translated into other languages by our member comp… Ler Mais

Amendments to Annex O: Protecting Rope Access Technicians Against Environmental Conditions en 10/11/2017

Please be aware that amendments to Annex O: ‘Protecting rope access technicians against environmental conditions’ have now been incorporated within the ICOP which can be downloaded from our web… Ler Mais

Complaint Judgement - Fraudulent Logbook Hours en 09/11/2017

A Level 1 Technician admitted allowing a Level 3 Technician to enter fraudulent hours into his logbook, thereby breaching the following provisions of TACS.… Ler Mais

Complaint Judgement - Fraudulent Logbook Hours en 02/11/2017

Level 3 Technician admitted knowingly entering fraudulent hours into a Level 1 Technician’s logbook, thereby breaching the following provisions of TACS… Ler Mais

ITEC 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony en 02/11/2017

Our Annual Awards took place at a unique African restaurant in the heart of Cape Town. We were honored to have Mrs. Deborah Burnett as an invited guest to receive the Awards on behalf of her late h… Ler Mais

2017-19 Committee Election Results en 30/10/2017

Our Committee Election results were announced at our Annual General Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, 25 October 2017. We have now updated our Key Personnel page… Ler Mais

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 (… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

IRATA International 2017 Committee Elections en 06/09/2017

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

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… Ler Mais

Edge Management Video en 01/09/2017

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

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… Ler Mais

ICOP ANNEX O en 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’… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

Instructor Revalidation en 03/03/2017

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

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais

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.… Ler Mais

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.… Ler Mais

Technician Search Feature en 31/07/2015

We have now installed a Technician Search feature onto our website.… Ler Mais

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… Ler Mais