IRATA is the sole global trade association in the work-at-height sector; it has member companies in every continent.
The Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) is an association of industrial rope access companies and individual members. The organization has headquarters in the United Kingdom. While the majority of IRATA member companies and technicians are based in the UK, the organization has members and certified technicians throughout the world. IRATA’s primary purpose is to ensure that its member companies operate in a safe and professional manner. The IRATA technician certification program is an important part of its mission.
Industrial rope access has been developed by IRATA in the last 25 years to a point where it is the chosen means of access for much of the work in the offshore oil and gas industry as well as a range of projects in construction, civil engineering, the built and natural environment and much more. Its success is based on thorough training and strict work guidelines that deliver an unrivalled safe working record year after year.