IRATA Level 1 Rope Access Technician (HSE)
Introduction

IRATA Level 1 – Rope Access Technician Course is an entry level course covering a wide range of working locations. Recommended for candidates who wish to enter the industry as rope access workers.

• Legislation, guidelines and standards

• Awareness of risk assessment and safety method statement, permit to work systems, exclusion zones, working practices and worksite organization.

• Categories of personal protective equipment (PPE)

• Selection, use and maintenance of equipment, equipment checks and inspection

• Hazardous substances

• IRATA syllabus and certification scheme, logbooks.

• Anchor types and systems, angle loading

• Awareness of fall factors, hauling systems, suspension trauma and casualty management

PREREQUISITES

• Minimum age of 18 years
• Candidates should be free from and disability or medical condition that may prevent them from working safely.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Theoretical Knowledge
The content of the level 1 syllabus for theoretical knowledge covers:
• Relevant legislation, guidelines and standards
• Awareness of risk assessment and safety method statement
• Awareness of permit to work systems
• Exclusion zones
• Working practices and worksite organization
• Categories of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Selection, use and maintenance of equipment
• Equipment checks and inspection
• Hazardous substances
• IRATA syllabus and certification scheme
• Logbooks and their completion
• Anchor types and systems
• Angle loading
• Awareness of fall factors
• Awareness of hauling systems
• Awareness of suspension trauma and casualty management

Equipment and Rigging:
The content of the level 1 syllabus for knowledge of equipment and rigging covers:
• Assembly and fitting of personal equipment;
• Checking of personal equipment;
• Use of the back-up device;
• Tying, dressing and setting of appropriate knots;
• Rigging a basic anchor system;
• Rigging a small Y hang;
• Awareness of rope and sling protection in rigging

Man oeuvres:
Man oeuvres to be carried out under the level 1 syllabus are:
• Descent
• Ascent
• Changeovers
• Descent using ascenders
• Ascent using a descender
• Passing knots
• Passing deviations
• Passing a re-belay
• Rope-to-rope transfer
• Passing an edge or obstruction at the top
• The use of a work seat (comfort seat)
• Passing mid-rope protection

Climbing:
Climbing man oeuvres to be carried out under the level 1 syllabus are:
• Horizontal aid climbing with cow’s-tails using both fixed anchors and movable anchors
• Climbing with a Y-shaped twin fall arrest lanyards

Rescue / Hauling:
Rescue and hauling covered by the level 1 syllabus consist of:
• A descent rescue
• An awareness of a basic haul and lower

Duration: 5 days
CERTIFICATE: DISS
Category: HSE Course
Industry:
Oil & GAS; Aviation & Maritime; Construction & Engineering; Facility Management; Food Production & Catering; Government Hospitality & Tourism; Rail; Manufacturing
Topics:
Rope Access
Duration:
5 days
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