Level 1 Rope Access Technician.

This is a rope access specialist performing a range of rope access tasks under the supervision of Level 3 specialists.

Course title

Rope access techniques training courses
"Level 1", work at height training with the use of rope access techniques based on the IRATA International Guidelines.

Tuition language

Estonian, Russian, English

Total volume of the course

56 hours:
6 hours - individual training
15 hours - theory
35 hours - practice

Course duration

7 days

Main training objectives

This training is intended for the persons planning in the future to perform works related to the scope of "Work at height rules" = "Elevated Jobs". This training is intended for high-altitude works in the field of industry, including high-altitude works in manufacturing, in construction (both industrial and civil), in the field of cleaning, shipbuilding, wind energy, various kinds of inspections.
The purpose of this training is to provide the students with knowledge and skills in accordance with the requirements to the "Qualified rope access professionals", namely:
To provide information on the elevated jobs performance methods and safety requirements based on legislation and regulatory measures, as well as on the IRATA International experience and security principles.
To provide information on the recommendations and guidelines including those relating to the standards applied to the rope access and positioning techniques, as well as PPE against falling from the height.
To provide practical skills and techniques (methods) of rope access and positioning at height.
To provide practical skills on choosing, use and maintenance of PPE systems and items used against falls in the rope access techniques and positioning at height.
To assess the knowledge and skills acquired by the students with further provision of work access and improvement in the workplace under the supervision of more experienced colleagues.

Terms and conditions of the course registration procedure

  • Age: older than 18 years
  • Certificate of medical examination
  • Filed in application form
  • Payment of training

The course composition with the names of tasks

Training days are saturated of both theoretical and practical exercises that include multimedia sessions and practical exercises on the simulators.
Theory: basics of work with the use of rope access techniques, introduction to the safety rules, understanding of the role of risk assessment; safety devices, falls risk factors, anchor points selection, anchor system, suspension, lifting systems, review and selection of existing equipment for performing a rope access, rescue operations basic course, etc.
Practice: ascent, descent, movement along the axes, deviations, nodes, transitions, personal equipment components, etc.

Teaching personnel:

Vladislav Melnicov, Ireland
Rope Access Safety Supervisor/Trainer, IRATA TRAINING Level 3/14814/T
Stage 3 rigger, OPITO approved
OGUK (Offshore Medical)
BOSET-Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training, OPITO approved
Mist-Minimum Industry Safety Training, OPITO approved
H2S/BA, OPITO approved
CA-EBS, OPITO approved
Occupational FIRST AID Training FETAC Level 5
Albon Group OÜ Task Supervisor, Safety specialist.
Irata Level 3 Industrial climber. Level 3 Rope Access Technician
Experience in the field of industrial mountaineering over 6000 hours both in Estonia and worldwide

Terms and conditions of exam passing

Theoretical and practical exam credit

Skills and knowledge acquired through the successful course completion

After the completion of the training course the student shall know and be able to:

  • Have a general understanding of the legislation and regulatory measures, regulating "Work at height rules" and PPE against falls Requirements. (The student receives a list of required documents)
  • Understand and know the basic safety principles, rope access techniques work performance and positioning at height.
  • Know the necessary framework of nodes that is used when carrying out the works. (The student receives a list of necessary nods and knotting schemes)
  • Know and be able to use the basic techniques of the rope access safely, to perform maneuvering and positioning at height.

After the completion of the training course and successful exam passing the applicant acquires knowledge that gives him/her

  • THE ADVANTAGE OF SAFE WORK AT HEIGHT and therefore the greater demand in the Estonian and European labor market.
  • Greater mobility while achieving the workplace, and therefore a faster works execution.

Training room, components, equipment used and training materials to facilitate the successful passing of the course.

Training room: Equipped training center.
Equipment: Simulators - constructions imitating the environment close to real.

Training zone with the ability to implement lifts and movements with the use of the rope access techniques.
Theoretical room is equipped with required furniture, tables and chairs, as well as a projector.

Equipment used:
The equipment totally complies with the requirements of EU standards for this activity.
During the training course each student receives a full set of working and safety systems for the time of the studying.

Teaching materials used: Multimedia training video-course, IRATA rulebook.

Note: This training, as well as "Work at Height Regulations" does specifically exclude "the provision of training or tutorial for one or more persons in connection with his/their engagement into the rock climbing or caving, whether in sports, entertainment or command training or other similar purposes".

This training does not include the use of rope access techniques for entertainment purposes, arboriculture, as well as for the use of rope rescue techniques by firefighting and other rescue services work, both for rescue works and during the workouts.

This training is not intended for works at low height, for example, with the use of the stair-ladders or stands in the commercial premises or libraries. Also it is not intended for providing the simplest instructions or acquaintance with the goods.