IRATA Level 1 Rope Access Training

The IRATA Level 1 rope access training course is the entry-level operator qualification level. 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. Click here for pricing information on an IRATA certification.

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
Rope access trainees practicing

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
Two rope access workers suspended from wooden pole
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, Calgary, Alberta in Canada and Cape Town in South Africa. 

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