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

Meet the incredible Leslie!

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Photo Cred: Mikey Stevenson   When I began my career at Pacific Ropes, I was surprised to quickly find out how few women there are working in the Rope Access industry.   However, like so many of our industry counterparts, an … Continued

Meet the Pacific Ropes Trainer!


Don Gibbons Rope Tech: Since 2000 Trainer: Since 2012 Assessor: Since 2015 From: Ballater, Scotland   We feel incredibly lucky to have Don not only for his extensive training expertise and experience but because he shares our energy, passion, and … Continued

16 Questions Answered by a Rope Access Wind Technician!

Pablo Romero

Yup, that’s Pablo way up there!   As usual, our global community of amazing Rope Access technicians came through! This week, Pablo Romero Piñón offered his experience of growing his career in our ever expanding industry and within the wind economy. … Continued

Rope Access and the Story of the Forth Road Bridge

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I’m always astonished by the power of the internet and its ability to connect us across nearly any boarder internationally. Consider this recent story for instance: The closure of the Forth Road Bridge shook news and is still currently making … Continued

Meet Doug!

Rope Access Rescue

Hey Ropers! This week we are featuring one of our friends here at Pacific Ropes who has been a Rope Tech for an upwards of 8 years! We are going to call him “Doug” to protect his anonymity as per … Continued

Meet Candace! A new SPRAT/IRATA tech!

      Hey Ropers! As a training facility for IRATA and SPRAT students, a big part of our job is understanding the wonderful students that choose to enter into Rope Access training in the first place- What was the … Continued

Meet a Rope Access Technician!

  I met Irina through the wonderful world of social media a few months back and was excited to meet someone with such an INTENSE passion for Rope Access. After having graduated from Columbia University with a PhD in Math … Continued