IRATA qualifications are globally recognised as a standard for Rope Access technicians seeking employment in construction, rail, civil engineering, oil and gas, and the built environment. IRATA has a formal training and certification scheme - Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme (TACS) - which all members are obliged to comply with. Technicians are graded from level 1 to 3 to reflect their experience and competency level.

Upcoming IRATA courses:
We regularly run level 1 to 3 IRATA Rope Access courses at our specialist training centre in Hillington, Glasgow.

IRATA 1 TO 3 -
5 Day courses starting on:
  • 01 April 2019
  • 08 April 2019
  • 29 April 2019

  • 06 May 2019
  • 13 May 2019
  • 20 May 2019

For further course dates please check our Facebook or Linkedin, or contact us on 0141 883 1733.
IRATA Level 1 - Rope Access Technician
Level one requires no previous experience or qualifications, however, a reasonable level of physical fitness and a "head for heights" is essential. Once qualified as a Level 1 Rope Access Technician, you will receive an IRATA log book and ID card, and be able to perform a specified range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a Level 3 supervisor.

A Level 1 technician will be:

  • responsible for inspections of all his/her own personal rope access equipment;
  • able to assist in rigging and non-standard operations, under the guidance of a higher grade;
  • able to undertake a rescue involving descent by him/herself and have knowledge of hauling systems.
Duration: 5 days - Price: £650 + VAT

IRATA Level 2 - Rope Access Technician
This course is for an experienced rope access technician who has 1,000 logged hours and one year's experience at Level 1. The course syllabus includes all Level 1 content plus more complex rigging, rescue and rope access skills, under the supervision of a Level 3 Technician. The trainee will gain knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures relating to rope access.

Under the supervision of a Level 3 Technician, a Level 2 Rope Access Technician will be capable of:
  • rigging working ropes
  • undertaking rescues
  • performing rope access tasks
Duration: 5 days - Price: £650 + VAT

IRATA Level 3 - Rope Access Technician
This course is suitable for rope access technicians who have 1,000 logged hours and one year's experience at Level 2.

A Level 3 Rope Access Technician will:
  • be capable of site supervision for rope access work projects
  • be conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation
  • be able to demonstrate all the skills and knowledge required of Levels 1 and 2
  • have a comprehensive knowledge of advanced rescue techniques
  • hold an appropriate current first aid certificate, to show that suitable emergency first aid training has been undertaken
  • have knowledge of the IRATA Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme
  • be familiar with the contents of the IRATA ICOP
Duration: 5 days - Price: £650 + VAT

IRATA Refresher Training
We offer refresher courses for all IRATA technicians not engaged in rope access work for six months or more. Training will cover all relevant areas of the technicians current IRATA level.
Price: £140 + VAT per day

IRATA Technician Competency Assurance
For companies who require evidence pre-mobilisation of an IRATA technician's technical competency and/or trade tests (video recorded), we offer tailored job/contract specific training at our premises in Hillington, and our partners' sites. Trade testing is also offered for IRATA levels 1, 2, 3 and 'I'.
Price: £POA

Work at Height training courses
We offer a number of standard and bespoke Work at Height training courses. All prices are per person.
Min participants - 4 / Max participants - 10

  • Work at Height - £195 + VAT
  • Work at Height Rescue - £195 + VAT
  • Harness and Lanyard - £195 + VAT
  • Harness Awareness - £195 + VAT
  • Bespoke training - £POA
  • Welding training (All positions and processes) - £POA
  • Welder testing (All positions and processes) - £POA

Please contact us on 0141 883 1733 for further details.


Chainsaw Courses
All courses are accredited by City and Guilds NPTC/LANTRA and are supplied in conjunction with JP Training/Advanced Chainsaw Training (ACT)

  • Maintenance & Cross Cutting - £POA
  • Maintenance, Cross Cutting & Felling (SMALL TREES below 380mm) - £POA
  • Felling Trees - (MEDIUM TREES 380mm and above) - £POA
  • Windblown Trees - £POA


Forestry Courses
All courses are accredited by City and Guilds NPTC/LANTRA and are supplied in conjunction with JP Training/Advanced Chainsaw Training (ACT)

  • Woodchipper Operations - 1 day training & 1 day assessment - £POA
  • Strimmer / Brushcutter Operation & Maintenance - 1 day training & 1 day assessment - £POA
  • Pole Prunners Operation & Maintenance - 1 day training & 1 day assessment - £POA