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IRATA Level 1 Rope Access Technician
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 & standards
  • Awareness of risk assessment and safety method statement, permit to work systems, exclusion zones, working practices & worksite organization.
  • Categories of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Selection, use & maintenance of equipment, equipment checks & inspection
  • Hazardous substances
  • IRATA syllabus and certification scheme, logbooks.
  • Anchor types and systems, angle loading
  • Awareness of fall factors, hauling systems, suspension trauma & casualty management
Target Audience
COURSE DURATIONLANGUAGECERTIFICATE
5 Days English or HindiDISS
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prerequisites

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

Course outline
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:Rescue / Hauling:

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 and hauling covered by the level 1 syllabus consist of:

  • A descent rescue
  • An awareness of a basic haul and lower
COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
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