IRATA Rope Access Level 1 Training

The IRATA Level 1 rope access course is the entry-level operator qualification level, and it’s aimed at individuals with little or zero previous experience in environments in which ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to hard-to-reach or at-height locations in order to carry out work.

SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

In this course, students will learn to operate the following rope access methods in a safe and efficient manner under direct supervision of an IRATA Level 3 technician:

  • Rope Ascents
  • Rope Descents
  • Rope Changeovers
  • Re-belays
  • Passing Deviations 
  • Horizontal Aid-climbing
  • Hauling
  • Y-lanyard Climbing

ON THE JOB SITUATIONS

Students complete the above coursework over a five-day period under supervision of an IRATA Level 3 technician, with four days of training followed by a one-day assessment. The course is designed to educate students about the following on-the-job situations:

  • Proper inspection of personal rope access equipment
  • Performing a rescue involving descent
  • Basic rigging, like knots, Y-hang and entry-level anchoring systems
  • Obtaining a working knowledge of hauling systems
Altius Technical Services is an IRATA-approved full trainer headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have industry-leading training centers conveniently located in Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America, Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta in Canada and Cape Town in South Africa. 

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