Advanced training with emphasis on building rope installations and performing rescue techniques. A Level 2 takes responsibility for the team and always works under the supervision of a Level 3 (supervisor).
- 1000 practical hours Level 1
- 1 year Level 1 experience
All courses consist of 4 days of intensive training, where 100% presence and commitment is required. After 4 days of training, there is an exam, administered by an accredited, independent IRATA examiner. The exam usually takes a whole day. Each exam includes an oral, theoretical and practical part.
Candidates level 2 & 3 must be able to demonstrate 1000 practical experience per level in the previous level on the basis of their logbook (Rope Access; no fall protection). This is carefully checked by the examiner prior to the exam.
Certification and Recognition
Successful candidates receive an IRATA certificate for the relevant Level, an ID card and, during the first training, also a logbook. Each certificate is valid for 3 years. For more information regarding (re)certification: read the blog.
Retraining / Refresher
Every three years you have to retake the exam. This exam is preceded by a 4-day retraining and must be followed at an IRATA training company. IRATA states that referesher training should be followed if one has not used rope techniques for six months. The refresher must contain at least what rope techniques are required to carry out the job. This is possible at an IRATA training company, but also on site under the supervision of a level 3 supervisor. The refresher must be signed off in the logbook.
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