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A Brief History

IRATA is an acronym for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, that was formed in the UK in the late 1980’s, to solve maintenance challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry. Its formation was the result of an initiative of a number of leading companies, who had begun to use industrial rope access techniques, to provide a safe working environment for the industry.

The rope access technique developed by IRATA is used in a wide range of repair, maintenance, inspection and access work. Rope access methodology boasts an unrivalled safety record, short set-up and dismantling time, positive environmental benefits and removes the need for invasive access equipment or disruption to a worksite. We are extremely proud that the IRATA system of rope access continues to enjoy increasing popularity throughout the world.

IRATA is now recognised as the world’s leading authority on industrial rope access. It has over 570 member companies around the world and has trained in excess of 130,000 rope access Technicians worldwide. IRATA directs and regulates, through its members, the training of all workers seeking its qualifications. These member companies provide training, operational services, or both.
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AIMS & Objectives

  • To continue in the responsible position as the leading worldwide organisation for rope access.

  • To promote and maintain high standards, safety, work quality and working practices for the industrial rope access industry.

  • Dedication to improving best practice of individuals working in rope access.

  • To promote continual improvement in the education and training aspects of rope access.

  • To increase awareness of the advantages of rope access over alternative access methods.

IRATA Main Activities

  • Support members with their enquiries.

  • Organise annual events for the rope access community.

  • Regulation of the IRATA system, as used by our members though, independent audit and assessment.

  • Continually review and update policies and procedures related to standards, audit and assessment, to ensure they remain relevant and fit for purpose.

  • Promote and maintain a high standard of industrial rope access activities in terms of safety and work quality.

  • Provide guidance on training and certification of personnel involved in Industrial Rope Access.

  • Produce publications and guidance on safety, good working practice, training and other related topics.

  • Prepare submissions and provide informed opinion and advice to global government departments and others organisations on matters concerning work-at-height, health, safety and training.

  • Assist working parties charged with commenting on and discussing existing and draft legislation and directives.

  • Ensure safe rope access training and work procedures are where these methods are introduced and developed.

  • Provide a forum for the free and informal exchange of experience and opinion.

IRATA training in Australia

Unlock new heights with IRATA training in Australia — gain the globally recognised IRATA certification and become IRATA qualified with Graviteq. Our comprehensive courses provide the skills and expertise needed for an individual to earn an IRATA license at each level.



With this IRATA certification level, one can perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a Level 3 technician.



This IRATA certification indicates an experienced rope access technician with Level 1 skills plus more complex rigging, rescue and rope access skills under the supervision of a Level 3 technician.



This is the highest level certification, indicating a technician who can take complete responsibility for rope access safety with complete and current skills and knowledge of techniques, legislation, first aid certification and IRATA TACS (Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme).

What you need to know

Our courses are led by expert Level 3 IRATA-qualified technicians who bring a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise to the table. Within our state-of-the-art training facilities in Australia, you'll receive hands-on instruction, ensuring you gain the confidence to excel in rope access tasks.

Our IRATA training in Australia for Levels 1, 2 and 3 requires a medical statement indicating appropriate physical condition.​

All candidates must be over 18 years of age.

Each course lasts for a minimum of five days total, with changes depending on assessor availability.

Learning with Graviteq

Graviteq provides all the essential training materials for theoretical concepts and practical exercises, ensuring you have everything you need to succeed during your IRATA training in Australia — we even go the extra mile by offering supplementary videos that complement the theoretical aspects, allowing you to visualise and understand the techniques better.


Contact us and join Graviteq's IRATA training in Australia today for unmatched safety in rope access.

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