This 40-hour course is intended to prepare candidates for IRATA Level I certification or equivalent. A successful candidate should be capable of performing a range of rope access tasks required by his or her employer, under the direct supervision of a more experienced Technician. This course will introduce some concepts beyond those required.
The minimum age requirement is 18 years. No previous rope access experience is necessary, however an appropriate physical and mental aptitude for technical tasks while working at height is important. Participants will be asked to perform moderate to strenuous activities. A physical examination by a doctor is strongly recommended. Candidates will be required to sign a Liability Release Form and a Statement of Medical Condition confirming the absence of known medical conditions that might preclude their ability to safely work at height.