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Rope Access, how safe it is?

Rope access is one of the safest ways to carry out high access maintenance and repairs in the private sector aswell across a wide number of industries . Even though it may appear that rope access is dangerous, if it’s done right can be completely safe.

What does IRATA mean?

Industrial Rope Access Trade Association

IRATA is an acronym for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, that was formed in the UK in the late 1980’s. It’s major objective at that moment was to solve demanding maintenance challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry. Because of it’s hight standards of practice and positive results of decreasing work related accidents it had a quick spread among other Industries.

What Rope Access stands for?

Rope access or Professional Abseiling known aswell as industrial climbing, is a form of work positioning, initially developed from techniques used in climbing and caving. This activity applies practical ropework to allow workers to access difficult-to-reach locations without the use of other traditional methods i.e. cradles, scaffolding or an aerial work platform.

What jobs can you get with rope access?

What skill do you have? What do you know to do? Yes, based on your answer the offer of jobs is pretty diversified. You can work in wind towers, oil and gas, NDT, welding, insulation, infrastructure maintenance, but you can clean aswell windows or take care of other building maintenance tasks. It’s important to know that rope access is a way to further a trade.

How much money does a rope access technician make?

Rope Access Technician Salary. This depends on your experience and ofcourse what skills you have. Like an average: as a level one rope access technician, you can expect to earn between £12 and £20 per hour. Level two rope access technician can earn between £17 and £40 per hour, while level three technicians can average £45 and above.

What is the difference between IRATA and SPRAT?

The main difference between IRATA and SPRAT on how fast you can move up levels. IRATA requires you to have 1000 rope hours and at least 1 year of work experience before upgrading while SPRAT requires 500 rope hours and 6 months of work experience.

More informations

The Work at Height
Regulations 2005

The Construction Design
and Management 2015

Industrial Rope Access
Trade Association

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