The links below will take you to the available documents. These might not be the latest version of each


IRATA – Industrial Rope Access Trade Association

International Code of Practice (ICOP)
Training Assessment and Certifications Scheme (TACS)

SPRAT – Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians

Safe Practices for Rope Access Work
Rope Access Certification Requirements
Defined Terms
Evaluation Guidelines


Petzl (

Petzl is the manufacturer of the majority of rope access equipment used at IRISNDT. Their Verticality
section has the latest documents and tech tips.
Safatec ( manufatures the very popular Duck-R backup device.

Canadian Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Act
Alberta – Occupational Health and Safety Code Part 41: Work Requiring Rope Access
British Columbia – WorkSafe BC – Part 34: Rope Access
Nova Scotia – Workplace Health and Safety Regulations Part 22: Work Requiring Rope Access
Newfoundland Offshore – Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers – Standard Practice
Ontario – Ontario Rope Access Association
Manitoba – Workplace Safety and Health Act Part 28: Rope Access