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IRATA Rope Access Training Information

IRATA Rope Access Training Course Information

General Information

IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) is one of the world’s leading authorities on industrial rope access. It is an industrial rope access certification, recognised worldwide. With IRATA’s proven safety record and aim to promote and develop safe working systems whilst also supporting its member companies and technicians, IRATA certification puts new technicians on the safest path to a career in rope access. Vertical Services can provide the rope access training you need to gain IRATA certification.

For more details on IRATA check out their website at

New trainees wishing to participate require no prior industry experience. However, they must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age

  • Possess suitable attitude and respect for working at heights

  • Be physically fit and free from any medical condition or disability that may prevent them from working safely


You will need to do a minimum of 4 days practical rope access training prior to your assessment. It must be understood that completion of the course does not a guarantee a job in the industry, and other skills or trades are important to finding regular work. Rope access is the means to access the work location and generally not the work itself.

For those of you revalidating your current IRATA level and holding an in-date certification, you must also complete the full 4 days of rope access training, utilising the time, knowledge and facilities available to you.

Individuals wishing to upgrade to the next IRATA level must have a minimum of 12 months and 1000 hours logged and signed off by an IRATA level 3 supervisor at your current level to be eligible. You must bring your valid, signed and up-to-date logbook on the first day of the rope access training course, making sure that it has been completed correctly. Persons seeking to upgrade must undergo a minimum of 4 days practical rope access training prior to assessment. For those looking to upgrade to level 3, it is now your employer’s responsibility to make sure you have a valid senior first aid certificate before you start level 3 duties on site.

There are new requirements for those operators who have let their competencies lapse. Information can be found on the IRATA web site: Please be aware that there is no longer a ‘grace period’ as was the case previously.

All equipment and course materials will be provided. You will need to wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes.

We keep our course participants to a maximum of 6 people per trainer to ensure one-on-one attention is always available for individuals experiencing difficulty with a particular component of the course.

Hours of Training
Courses generally run from Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm for practical based learning and theory sessions with assessments held on Saturday.

IRATA Assessment and Certification
Assessments will take place on the Friday and/or Saturday. As per IRATA guidelines, an independent IRATA Assessor will undertake all assessments. You will be assessed on both practical and theory elements. Further details regarding the assessment process will be provided with course materials at the commencement of training.

Bookings and Payment
Full course and assessment is $1,750.
To book a course, contact us via email at
or call our office on +61 (0) 8 9417 9558.
To guarantee a place on a course, you will need to provide a $350 deposit to Vertical Services. The final balance must be paid at least 5 business days prior to commencement of the course. A receipt will be provided at the commencement of training. Vertical Services account details are:

BSB: 306 089
Account Number: 3765003
Account Name: Vertical Services Pty Ltd
You must ensure you place your NAME and ‘IRATA’ in the details section on all payments and email confirmation to


Cancellation and Transfer Policy
Course cancellations less than two weeks prior to the commencement of the course will incur a $350 cancellation fee. Course transfers may be possible subject to availability with a transfer fee of $100 payable.

Vertical Services reserves the right to cancel any course date. A full refund of course fees will be made if the trainee does not wish to book on a subsequent course.

For further information or any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Vertical Services via email or by calling our office on +61 (0) 8 9417 9558.

We look forward to your attendance.

Please contact Vertical Services:
For all information regarding rope access, inspection or mechanical services, or to inquire about our rope access training, please contact us using the below details.

Workshop: +61 (0) 8 9417 9558

Vertical Services Head Office
Head Office: +61 (0) 8 9417 9558
Fax: +61 (0) 8 6365 4125

Vertical Services Pty Limited
19b Blackly Row, Cockburn Central, Western Australia 6164

+61 (0) 8 9417 9558

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