IRATA International (IRATA) is the leading worldwide authority on industrial rope access. The IRATA rope access method has set the standard for safe working at height over the past 30 years with an unrivalled safety record. Its pioneers continually strive to promote global awareness of its efficient, safe and environmentally advantageous methods.
IRATA has over 650 member companies currently operating across 68 countries ranging across industry sectors such as oil and gas, construction, renewable energy, geo-technical and non-destructive testing. IRATA certification is widely recognised as the industry standard for rope access personnel and has over 80,000 qualified technicians worldwide who are trained to the highest standard based on the IRATA Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme (TACS). Certification is based upon the successful attainment of technical skills, theoretical knowledge, and workplace experience.
Working at height safely is not achieved without diligence and application. IRATA’s safe working record is demonstrated in its unique annual Work and Safety Analysis (WASA) produced over the last 18 years. The WASA is the most comprehensive safety analysis in the sector, reporting 19.4 million hours worked in 2020.