Training Safety Management in Rope Access

To establish a benchmark health and safety competence for those Managers and Supervisors
who are responsible for rope access and work at height projects. The course aims to address
those areas of competence that are detailed in the IRATA ICOP and ISO 22846, and that are
not currently addressed by the IRATA Level 3 training scheme. Particular emphasis will be on
planning work, to ensure that candidates are meeting their legal requirements and can follow
established best practice.

Information about the training

Course Modules

  • Introduction Safety management in the Rope access and Height industry
  • Work at height and the law
  • Risk management (plan)
  • Work at height in practice: selection of methods and developing a safe method of
  • Managing the work
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of workplace safe system of work arrangements (check)
  • Continual improvement (act)

Prior knowledge

IRATA Level 3 (a pre-requisite for an IRATA Level 3 is at least 2 years industrial work at height experience); or, a manager or supervisor with at least 3 years industrial work at height experience.


2 days including assessment


IOSH approved certificate

Assessment method

  • Formative assessment
    will be used throughout the course, with candidates completing exercises and tasks in the student workbook, and being provided with ongoing feedback to help candidates identify their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Summative Assesment
  • Written paper covering all modules at the end of the course
  • Hazard identification exercises
  • Risk assessment exercise including quantitative assessment of different control measures
  • Developing a safe method of work