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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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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.

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


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IRATA Announcements

A&I Workshop - The Netherlands
16/05/2019 Events

A&I Workshop - The Netherlands

An IRATA Assessor & Instructor Workshop will be held at Height Specialists, Weg en land 48, 2661 KR, Bergschenhoek on the 16th May 2019 starting at 9:00am local time. The IRATA compulsory works

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EERAC - 12062019
12/06/2019 Events

EERAC - 12062019

​The Eastern Europe RAC is convening for a meeting on 12 June 2019 at Hotel Blue Orange Business Resort Prague, Tupolevova 676, Praha 9, 199 00, Czech Republic from 9 AM. Regional members are enc

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SCAN RAC 02052019
02/05/2019 Events

SCAN RAC 02052019

The Scandinavian RAC is convening for a meeting on 2 May 2019 at STS-Gruppen, Sandbrekketoppen 30, 5224 Nesttun (GPS Co-ordinates: 89F7+8G Bergen) Bergen, Norway from 9AM - 3PM (local time). Region

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