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Welcome to IRATA International

The lead authority in industrial rope access

Industrial rope access has been developed by IRATA International for over 25 years to a point where it is the chosen means of access for much of the work in the offshore oil and gas industry as well as a range of projects in construction, civil engineering, the built and natural environment and much more. Its success is based on thorough training and strict work guidelines that deliver an unrivalled safe working record year after year. The environmental, efficiency and economic benefits have resulted in growing international support for industrial rope access ahead of alternative means of access.

Our History

Our HistoryDiscover IRATA’s history and how it grew to become the lead authority in industrial rope access.

Our Mission

Our MissionRead more about IRATA International's mission, values and objectives.

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Find a MemberLocate and contact an IRATA Member Company using our global interactive map and directory.

Technician Search

Technician SearchVerify a Technician's certification using our simple Technician Validation Tool.

Health & Safety

Health & SafetyRead our Health & Safety reports to learn lessons from actual incident reports from our members.

Verify a Technician guide

Verify a Technician guideRead how to verify an IRATA Technician - including examples of valid Technician documents.

Verify a Member guide

Verify a Member guideClick here to find out how you can check the validity of an IRATA Member.


Why IRATA?Discover the benefits of choosing a certified IRATA Member Company to perform work at height.

IRATA Announcements

Safety Communication
16/07/2019 News

Safety Communication

IRATA periodically issue safety publications which include ‘Safety Bulletins’, ‘Topic Sheets’, ‘Serious Incident Briefings’ and other occasional urgent safety communications, these are

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A&I Workshop - Australia
27/10/2019 Events

A&I Workshop - Australia

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at HIGH Q PTY LIMITED, 4/180, Northgate Road, Northgate, Qld, 4013, Australia on the 27th October 2019 at 08:00 AM until 02:00 PM. The IRATA

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2019 Committee Elections
11/07/2019 News

2019 Committee Elections

​IRATA International’s biennial committee elections will commence Friday 13th September and run until Monday 23rd September. Ballots will be conducted for the following committee positions:

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