IRATA training is essential for our clockmakers, it allows the team to work safely at height whilst continuing to ensure a high standard of work when completing projects in situ. To be able to use the rope access equipment, the team must attend an annual IRATA training course. Clockmaker Mike Tomlinson recently completed this course with a specialist Yorkshire company.
Mike attended the week-long course at a specialist facility in Sheffield, operated by Access Techniques, to renew his level one certificate. The dedicated facility has a 14m high ceiling to ensure those completing the course face realistic situations which will ensure they learn the correct procedures when out utilizing their skills.
The week develops the user’s skills operating the access equipment, including moving safely from one rope to another. Another key aspect of the week, which concludes with an exam to ensure competency, is to conduct a rescue mission of a casualty who has been using the rope equipment.