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Update - The Journey Toward Accreditation en

ISO/IEC 17024:2012, Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons (ISO 17024) is the International Standard relating to the conformity assessment for bodies operating certification of persons. Certification bodies that are accredited to this standard have demonstrated an impartial and rigorous quality approach and their clients can have confidence in the personnel certified through such schemes.

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IRATA’s New Membership Requirements en

IRATA International’s new Membership Requirements’ will come into effect from 1st July 2021.

This means that, on the 30th June 2021, the use of their ‘Membership Audit Checklist [FM-039ENG]’ will become obsolete for member audit purposes and will be replaced by their ‘Stage 1 Audit Form [FM-333ENG]’. From the 1st July 2021, IRATA Members will be audited against the revised standard - the ‘IRATA Membership Requirements [QP-300ENG]’.

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Dropped Objects Can Hurt, Damage, Maim, and Kill! en

As an association we are still recording an unacceptably high number of dropped object incidents. These are objects being dropped onto, or close to, operatives working below and are quite often dislodged by technician’s ropes whilst manoeuvring.

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Rope-Sure insurance facility is now live! en

IRATA Associate member, Rope-Sure, the insurance brand established to provide specialist policies to IRATA trained technicians and organisations that are members of IRATA International, has released an updated product along with an online quote and buy facility to support its customers.

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New certified IRATA Member companies: April en

​IRATA International would like to take this opportunity to welcome its newest members who were appointed in April 2021:

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