IRATA Rope Access Supervisor – Level 3

The highest practical level of the IRATA scheme. Qualifes the holder to implement and supervise a safe system of work in any type of rope access work situation.

The IRATA level 3 qualification is a recognised qualification for supervision of any rope access workplace

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TRA2S IRATA Rope Access Supervisor Level 3 Renewables

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Advanced course allowing supervision of a wide range of work sites. Candidates must possess an IRATA level 2 certificate.

IRATA Rope Access Supervisor course contains theoretical content including detailed knowledge of applicable legislation, competence in inspection and care of equipment, casualty care, risk assessment and method statements and site management requirements.

Candidates must be an Intermediate IRATA qualified technician with a minimum of twelve months and 1000 hours work experience (verified by an IRATA logbook) at level 2.
Candidates with less experience who work in specific environments such as Cleaning or Geotechnical may wish to consider  ISO Rope Access Supervisor (TRA1S) course.

A level 3 Supervisor is capable of site supervision for rope access work projects and be conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation. They should also be able to demonstrate all the skills and knowledge required of IRATA Rope Access Level 1 and Level 2 and have a comprehensive knowledge of advanced rescue techniques.

Practical skills covered include a full range of technical and/or complex access and rigging techniques, including fall protection methods, advanced rescue, lead climbing and application of pulley systems.

ACWAHT (Advisory Committee for Work at Height Training) syllabus is also covered in this course.

heightec – The National Access and Rescue Centre holds public and professional indemnity insurance which includes personal injury. You should be aware that not all training providers have this cover.

IRATA Rope Access Supervisor training available in heightec’s Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kendal, Leeds & London Height Safety Training Centres.

This training course shall include all Level 1 and 2 theory sections but to greater depth of understanding than at these levels and, in addition, shall include the following:

  • Risk assessment and method statements
  • Equipment inspection
  • Management and records
  • Rescue management

You can take your re-assessment early: If a IRATA Rope Access Supervisor undertakes a re-assessment at the same level up to six months before their current expiry date their new expiry date will be 3 years from the last assessment expiry date.

Please contact us for more information about re-assessment. 

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Course Details

Duration: 5 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements: Minimum age 18. Students on this course must already hold the IRATA level 2 certificate for at least 1 year and have minimum 1000 hrs experience at level 2 in a variety of situations. Candidates can now validate 6 months in advance of certificate expiry. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:4
Course Code: TRA2S
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: IRATA
Validity Period: 3 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. There is no weight limit imposed, however candidates must be medically and physically fit and able to haul their own body weight.
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