IRATA Level 1 Rope Access Training


No experience is necessary to take the IRATA Level 1 course. The course provides each candidate with the knowledge to become a basic rope access technician in 5 days.

As a Level 1 qualified rope access technician you will be capable of carrying out all the fundamental rope manoeuvres and basic rescue techniques together with an awareness of the IRATA guidelines. A Level 1 technician can carry out most site works but these are generally carried out under the close supervision of a higher level operative.

Our trainers are chosen for their on site experience as well their ability to teach therefore you will benefit directly from their experience. All Vertical Access rope access courses are designed with a practical bias to train you to be able to work safely and efficiently within the rope access industry.

If used with other qualifications, such as trade certificates, then the potential for work will be enhanced, giving operatives the opportunity to prove themselves in this challenging industry.

The training venue utilises structural steelwork up to 15 metres high which resembles many industrial locations to ensure that training prepares you for the work that you will encounter. The venue is indoor and so is not weather dependent with the following facilities on site:

  • Cafeteria
  • Showers
  • Changing facilities


All personal protective equipment will be provided.


We also offer IRATA Level 2, IRATA Level 3 and Refresher Courses.