The IRATA Level 1 rope access training course is the entry-level operator qualification level. It’s aimed at individuals with little or zero previous experience in environments in which ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to hard-to-reach or at-height locations in order to carry out work.
You must be over the age of 18, and medically fit to work at heights..
The IRATA level 1 training is a total of 6 consecutive days - 1 day refresher, 4 days training, 1 day independent assessment. Cost of the course is R9,000 per person including VAT.
On acceptance to the course, a R4 000.00 deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your spot on the course is required. Payment can be made online. If SGB Cape cancels the course your deposit will be refunded. Balance is due at least 7 days before the course starts. Failure to pay could result in losing your place on the course and your deposit.
To progress to the Level 2 course, IRATA stipulates a minimum requirement of 1000 hours of varied types of work over a minimum of 12 months, as a level 1 technician. SGB Cape recommends you complete 1 500 hours to advance.
All IRATA courses are valid for three years and can be renewed at any IRATA centre around the world.
The following documents MUST be brought to the course:
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Click here to see the calendar of IRATA courses. Currently courses are only held in Johannesburg.