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IRATA Level 2 course is the second level in IRATA system. Candidates applying to upgrade shall be competent in all practical and theory requirements of their current level prior to attendance of an upgrade course e.g. an existing Level 1 attending a Level 2 course shall be capable of performing all Level 1 techniques and answering Level 1 theory questions prior to the start of a Level 2 course. During the course the technician shall practice more rigging and rescue techniques. 

Requirements for the course:

  • Valid Identification card or passport

  • Still valid current certificate on the day of the assessment.

  • At least one year from level 1 assessment and 1000 hours logged in the logbook. The logbook should be given to the lead trainer at the beginning of the course.

  • Candidates should be physically fit and unaffected by any disability or medical condition that may prevent them from working safely at heights.

  • They shall ensure that they have an adequate level of fitness, 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.

  • An aptitude for work at height includes not only having “a head of heights” but also an appropriate level of responsibility, self-reliance and respect of heights. 

Contents of the course:

  • Proficiency of Level 1. 

  • Rigging: wide Y hang; deviation; re-anchor; tension lines; cross haul; lifelines; work restraint lines, pull through.

  • Rescue from ascend mode.

  • Rescues from manoeuvers – single deviation; re-anchor; rope – transfer with casualty; aid climbing.

  • Hanging haul and lowering system

Skills after the course:

After successful pass of Level 2 course and assessment the rope access technician will have extended knowledge about rigging and will be able to perform rescue from almost all the rope manoeuvers and situations. 
Technician will be able to assemble and implement hauling systems – basic hauling system and hauling systems for rescue.

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