Jack Lowe, one of our valued rope access technicians, has successfully completed his IRATA Level 2 Rope Access course, and Confined Space Entry, Rescue and Supervisor courses.
At Orb Rope Access we are committed to the career and skills development of our rope technicians. This not only benefits each individual technician, it also ensures we can offer a holistic service to our clients. By investing in upskilling our technicians we are building a versatile team that can respond to a wide variety of client needs, including specialist areas.
Jack joined Orb Rope Access at the beginning of 2023, and we’re delighted for him that he has been successful in achieving the next level of IRATA qualifications.
What does an IRATA Level 2 qualification mean to Orb Rope Access clients?
Having an IRATA level 2 technician working on a project with an additional level of skill and knowledge provides clients with peace of mind.
IRATA Level 2 is for Lead Technicians who may be responsible for rigging working lines, rescues and other Level 2 rope access tasks. As a Level 2, Jack now has essential knowledge and understanding of the legislation, quality assurance procedures and safety requirements associated with the work undertaken by the Orb Rope Access team.
To be eligible for a place on an IRATA Level 2 course, Jack needed to have achieved a Level 1 qualification and have over 1000 logged hours of rope access work. Tick! The course which was completed at Complete Training Solutions in Liverpool took five days to complete, with a test on the final day.
What do Confined Space Entry, Rescue and Supervisor qualifications mean to Orb Rope Access clients?
Jack’s Confined Space courses have provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the requirements and procedures to enter and rescue from high risk spaces.
The five day course with REAX in Blackpool comprised of 3 days on confined space entry, 2 days on rescue and a further day for the supervisor course.
He is now fully competent in using standard breathing apparatus and rescue equipment, and conducting after-use inspections and checking apparatus. Jack can also understand gas monitoring systems and how to interpret readings.
In passing the Confined Space Supervisor course, Jack now has an understanding of the requirements for technicians to enter confined spaces. He also has the skills to make crucial decisions and manage situations that may occur during the completion of confined space projects.
Our IRATA membership is crucial for Orb Rope Access’s ongoing accountability and commitment to excellence. To find out more about what being an IRATA member means to us and to you as our client, take a look at our dedicated IRATA web page.