IRATA Rope Access Level 1

IRATA Course Overview

This course is an entry-level course and specifies the outcomes required to carry out Rope Access work as an IRATA Level 1 under the IRATA training and certification scheme.

An IRATA level 1 rope access technician shall be capable of performing a limited range of rope access tasks required by his or her employers, under the supervision of an IRATA level 3 rope access technician. He/she is:


  • responsible for inspections of all his/her own personal rope access equipment;

  • able to assist in rigging and non-standard operations, under the guidance of a higher grade;

  • able to undertake a rescue involving descent by him/herself and have a knowledge of hauling systems.

NOTE     A level 1 rope access technician is not allowed to supervise others


IRATA Duration

The IRATA Level 1 course duration is five (5) days, depending on assessor availability course can be extended for a total of six (6) days.

Course Delivery

IRATA Level 1 is carried out at Site Skills Training specialist facilities in Perth, Brisbane, Gladstone, Darwin and Philippines. Upon arrangement, training courses can be conducted on premises of industrial Clients providing there are suitable structures to meet strict training requirements.

IRATA Assessment

An Independent Assessor will carry out an assessment on the last day of training. Candidates will be assessed on all aspects stated in the Training and certification scheme for Level 1. Candidates will either pass or fail the course depending on outlined criteria.

Completion Award

Upon a successful assessment, candidates will be issued an internationally recognised IRATA Level 1 certification. Once awarded an IRATA certificate is valid for three (3) years.


IRATA Level 1 revalidation courses are a minimum five (5) days.


Candidates must be over 18 years of age and be physically and mentally prepared to work at height. A moderate level of fitness is advised due to the physical nature of the training. On arrival to your training course, you are required to complete a statement of medical condition (IRATA Form 014R below). Should a medical contra-indication be identified a medical clearance certificate is required prior to course attendance.

Practice questions

IRATA Sample questions Level 1

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