IRATA Level 3 Rope Access Courses

Perfect your rope handling skills with the IRATA Level 3 rope access course. This advanced course is designed for participants with prior training and experience, and successful completion makes finishers eligible to supervise teams carrying out activities where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work position. The IRATA Level 3 rope access course is undertaken over five days, with a four-day training period followed by a one-day assessment. All training and testing occurs under the watch of an IRATA Level 3 technician. Click here for pricing information on an IRATA certification.

To become eligible for this course, applicants must:  

  • Have passed IRATA levels I and 2 assessments 
  • Be an IRATA Level 2 technician with a minimum of twelve months and 1,000 hours of work experience as a Level 2 rope access technician  
  • An existing Level 3 technician must sign off on those hours  


In this course, students will learn to operate the following subjects under the direct supervision of an IRATA Level 3 technician: 

  • Proper job planning, manpower assessment, and problem identification techniques 
  • Rescue methods for every possible situation, including worst-case scenarios 
  • Three-dimensional restraint casualty hauling methods 
  • In-depth knowledge of equipment capabilities, limits and best practices 
  • Application theory, including rescue planning, method statement amendments and relevant legislation adherence  
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Upon course completion, participants are prepared for the following real-world scenarios: 

  • Performing method statements and risk assessment activities 
  • Assessing project or worksite rope access safety
  • Supervising teams of technicians working at height using rope access systems 
  • Capability to demonstrate maneuvers and skills to IRATA International Level I and 2 technicians
  • Completing advanced rescue techniques and rescue management, which can include tensioned ropes, short link, rescue in descent passing a knot, breaking into a tight rope, and large re-belay, among others 
  • Performing pre-use equipment inspection
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and management 
  • Thorough understanding of the IRATA Code of Practice 
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Altius Technical Services is an IRATA-approved full trainer headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have industry-leading training centers conveniently located in Atlanta, Georgia, Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America, and Cape Town in South Africa.