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


  • Candidates must be over 18 years of age

  • 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.

Prerequisites - IRATA Form 014R

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