As stated in TACS [TC-101ENG] clause 4.3.4:
‘Rope access Technicians who are upgrading or revalidating shall provide their logbooks to the IRATA Training member company prior to the start of the training course. Where rope access Technicians have lost their logbooks, they shall arrange for a replacement to be issued, completed and verified before training commences.’
It has been brought to our attention that some Technicians are arriving at training courses without their logbooks.
WHAT SHOULD A TECHNICIAN DO IF THEY HAVE LOST THEIR LOGBOOK BEFORE TRAINING COMMENCES?
If a technician has lost their logbook, they should arrange for a new logbook to be issued, completed, and verified before training commences. The logbook is the technician’s responsibility and should be considered an important document to record their experience and training.
To request a new logbook, a technician must complete the replacement documents form on the IRATA website. Please click here to access the online replacement documents form.
IRATA Member Companies can request a replacement logbook on a technician’s behalf. IRATA Member Companies are required to apply for a replacement logbook using the Technician Replacement Document Consent Form [FM-319ENG] located here in the Members Area of the IRATA website.
HOW DO TECHNICIANS GET THE HOURS IN THEIR REPLACEMENT LOGBOOK VERIFIED?
Technicians who lose their logbook should refer to TACS [TC-101ENG] clause 4.13.11, which states:
‘4.13.11 Technicians shall obtain credible references (see clause 4.13.1) for all lost logbook hours. Where lost hours are required to move up a level, e.g. Level 1 to Level 2, the Technician shall obtain credible reference documents to verify the hours in the replacement logbook before training commences. Maintaining a scanned copy of a logbook can facilitate the process of completing a replacement logbook.’
Credible references can be obtained from the following authorised individuals listed in TACS [TC-101ENG] clause 4.13.1:
- An IRATA Level 3 Technician who was directly involved in the supervision of the rope access activities;
- A Director, General Manager, Rope Access Manager, or Technical Authority of the rope access company responsible for the undertaking of the rope access activities;
- A rope access site Project Manager who is responsible for the project management of the worksite where the rope access activities were undertaken.
Please take precautions to ensure that you do not lose the logbook hours you have worked so hard to get!