IRATA Level 2 Rope Access Technician

Who is this course for?

IRATA level 1 technicians wishing to upgrade to IRATA level 2 rope access technician.

Duration 5 Days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre
Course Code LT02
Cost Excl VAT £660




A level 2 lead rope access technician is capable of rigging working ropes, undertaking rescues and performing rope access tasks under the supervision of an IRATA approved level 3 rope access supervisor. The candidate should have some knowledge of relevant legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures relating to rope access.

IRATA Level 2 Training Course


1000 hours and 12 months of work experience as an IRATA level 1. This experience shall include a wide variety of work situations and techniques.
The minimum age of candidates is 18 years.
Candidates should be physically fit and free from any disability or medical condition that may prevent them from working safely. They shall ensure that they have an adequate level of fitness, and are physically able to perform the tasks expected in terms of strength, agility and co-ordination, and are able to withstand the stresses of the working environment such as heat, cold, and other inclement weather. (If unsure, please contact us).

Course Content

The course will cover the range of tasks undertaken by an IRATA level 1 in rope access, plus:
Ropes, rigging and associated equipment – the rigging of ropes for work and rescue situations, and knowledge
of safe use of the following: wire strops, tape slings, deviations, intermediate anchors, mid-rope knots, beam clamps, rope protection, expansion or resin anchors, strengths and safe loading, characteristics and uses of
relevant knots.
Rescue – the candidate shall demonstrate the following rescue systems from various working positions:
hauling, lowering, the use of cableways and the rescue of an ‘unconscious’ casualty using more advanced techniques gained during the course.
Legislation, guidelines and standards – knowledge and awareness of relevant legislation, guidelines and standards.


1 day independent practical assessment and question paper.


Upon successful completion the candidate will receive an internationally recognised certificate of competence in rope access, an IRATA log book, IRATA ID card and a copy of the IRATA ‘International Code of Practice’ and ‘Training Assessment and Certification Scheme’.
All IRATA qualifications should be renewed within 3 years of the date of the assessment. Revalidation consists of a full assessment at the required level.