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Rope Access Training


The IRATA course is designed to provide you with Basic Level 1 skills to enable you to work at height in a safe manner in a variety of environments using different techniques.

At The End Of This Course You Will Be Able To Demonstrate 

  • Knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at heights
  • An understanding of current and national legislation regarding working at heights
  • Correct identification, selection, and use of PPE, and its suitability for specific tasks
  • The knowledge and skills to correctly pre-inspect equipment, clean, store, and wear the relevant PPE
  • A range of rope access skills and maneuvers according to the level of qualification


You will be formerly assessed by an independent assessor on day 5 of your course, further training may be advised if not meeting the required standard.

Rope Access Rescue


On Successful completion of your course, you will receive temporary results of competence from your assessor. Your details will then be uploaded onto the IRATA website and an official certificate, card and logbook will be sent to you separately. 


Minimum -18 years of age & Passport photo

You should be physically fit and unaffected by any disability or medical condition that may prevent you from working safely. Ensure that you have an adequate level of fitness, are physically able to perform the tasks expected in terms of strength, agility and coordination, and are able to withstand the stresses of the working (training) environment, such as heat, cold, and other inclement weather.

You are required to certify that you are fit to attend the course by completing a medical self-assessment form and a statement of medical condition.
If you have a contra-indicated condition which is controlled with medication, you will need to bring a signed doctor’s note to show us that the condition will not prevent you from taking part.

I.D – Passport, Drivers License

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Rope Access Training 

Welcome to IRISNDT Rope Access. We are a full Trainer and Operating member of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA), the world’s leading authority in rope access. IRATA offers 3 levels of certification. You enter the industry at level 1 after completing a course and independent assessment. At level 1 you will be mentored in the industry by your co-workers and specially your supervisors, who in some cases have thousands of hours working as rope access technicians.

Once you have gained enough experience you will be able to progress to level 2, where you will greatly expand your skills and knowledge. You will access even more difficult locations at this level, since good level 2’s are heavily relied upon in our industry as extremely competent and skilled workers.

Once you are ready to take the next step and upgrade to level 3 you will learn about the management and organizing of rope access teams. Your advanced rigging and rescue skills will be invaluable when planning and designing complex rope access systems. Your knowledge of equipment, standards, and legislative requirements will dramatically improve. Level 3’s are the supervisors and are the subject-matter-experts in our field.

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  • Inspection Services
  • API Inspectors
  • Visual Welding Inspection (VT)
  • Turnaround/Shutdown Project Management
  • Robotic Inspections
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Corporate and SPRAT Rope Access Courses

We are also pleased to offer corporate and SPRAT courses. If your company needs to train some of your people for an upcoming job or for future opportunities, we can help. We will adapt to your needs and have a lot of flexibility to put on a private course for your team. Weather IRATA or SPRAT book as a group and leave the rest to us.

All courses will be delivered by our most experienced instructors and will follow the requirements of IRATA or SPRAT. Your team can be certified and ready to go, and IRISNDT is happy to stand by you and assist in any other way we can to make your job a success.

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Course Schedule

Calendar with training dates and a navigation system to go any month.

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This opens a fillable form that can send data to a designated location.

Once the user submits the form the rope access management will send a link or document for payment.

Note: payments will vary therefore universal payment link or document doesn’t work. It’ll be up to the rope access training manager to send the correct payment address or document to each student. IRIS employees will have some kind of payment agreement with IRIS and external students can receive a form link to process their credit card.

NOBODY is registered until their payment status is finalized.

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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