Training programs to support IRATA rope access technician certification
Rope access technology offers significant advantages over conventional access methods when conducting inspection and testing of hard-to-reach plant facilities and system components. It has an exemplary safety record as a result of comprehensive guidelines for technique, training and supervision. As such, rope access is a legitimate access alternative in many inspection and testing scenarios.
The International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) guidelines are the recognized industry standards worldwide for rope access. In addition to these industry-recognized guidelines, the IRATA has established a rope access technician certification program, offering three levels of certification as follows:
Level 1: IRATA Level 1 certified rope access technicians are capable of performing a specified range of rope access tasks, under the supervision of a Level 3 technician.
Level 2: Level 2 certified technicians have demonstrated Level 1 skills as well as more complex rigging, rescue and rope access skills. Level 2 technicians must work under the supervision of a Level 3 technician.
Level 3: IRATA Level 3 certified rope access technicians are capable of assuming overall responsibility for rope access safety on work projects, including the supervision of Level 1 and Level 2 technicians.
TÜV SÜD America, Chemical, Oil and Gas is an IRATA trainer member company and can provide the training required in support of those seeking IRATA rope access technician certification at all levels. Our rope access training programs are conducted by TÜV SÜD inspection professionals holding IRATA Level II and Level III Technician certifications for rope access work.
Scheduled training programs are conducted throughout the year in Houston, TX and at other locations. Our rope access training programs can also be delivered at your company on an in-house basis, and customized training is also available to meet specific training and development objectives.
For additional information about TÜV SÜD’s rope access training programs, contact us.