Preparing For Your IRATA Rope Access Course
So let's say you've decided you want to become a rope access technician, but what's next?
You'll need to do your IRATA (Industrial rope access trade association) level one training course which is recognised globally and in my opinion the best way to go.
Few things before you start:
- You will need to be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.
- Be physically fit and unaffected by any disability or medical condition that may prevent them from working safely. (This is very important)
- Provide a declaration that they do not have any known medical disabilities or contraindications that may prevent them from working safely.
- Candidates should consider their experience carefully before attempting to progress to a higher level. Candidates without appropriate competence, adequate pre-assessment training and knowledge of the syllabus are unlikely to meet the requirements.
Now a lot of these points above are very official and from the IRATA company itself and can sound very daunting for someone booking their course.
I've done my level 1 & 2 courses and my advice is just to simply come with a positive mind set and look after your body, you will be taught everything you need to know so it will just come down to keeping yourself calm and focussed and you will pass with no stress. Also, there is no time limit (to an extent) so take your time and compose yourself.
Meet Wan, who is a certified IRATA trainer at Specialist Height solutions, here is his advice on preparing for the course!