TACS Chapter 3: Levels of Qualification

Hey Technicians! So, if you’re thinking about becoming an IRATA technician, here is a breakdown of what your IRATA journey will look like! There are three levels or grades that you can achieve. Check out the flow chart below to get … Continued

What makes a great IRATA L3 Technician?

Rope Access Supervisor

Becoming an L3 is actually more important and requires more skill, experience and maturity than most people assume when they join the IRATA system. Rope Techs by their L2 are notoriously known for having big egos and unfortunately this isn’t … Continued

IRATA/SPRAT Testing Failure.

Fail Blog

Well, it happens, sometimes we fail. However, “The failures and struggles of today will be the juiciest parts of your success story.” In Rope Access, this belief couldn’t be more true. Failures in our testing system happen for distinct and … Continued

SPRAT Re-certification.

SPRAT card

What happens when your IRATA or SPRAT certificate expires? What does it mean for your work life? For upcoming training for re-certification? Or, moving up a level of certification? Every tech should be well aware of the date of their certification expiration … Continued

IRATA Level 3 Re-Certification.

IRATA CERTIFICATION CARD RED

IRATA LEVEL 3   What happens when your IRATA or SPRAT certificate expires? What does it mean for your work life? For upcoming training for re-certification? Or, moving up a level of certification? Every tech should be well aware of … Continued

What to do when you lose your Logbook!

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Have you ever lost your IRATA or SPRAT Logbook(s)? We sure hope not!  You lose all of your rope hours, work-scope descriptions, location and company specifics, and most unfortunately, all of your supervisory signatures that validate your time/work on rope. … Continued

Pacific Ropes Guide to IRATA and SPRAT Logbooks

IRATA LOGBOOK

A logbook is a fundamental aspect of your certification that is beyond important yet is often neglected when it comes to proper protocol. The importance of the proper documentation of work scope and hours on rope cannot be stressed enough … Continued