IRACS sets out the criteria for rope access personnel aiming to achieve the desired competency to meet the code of practice defined in the International Organization of Standardization. IRACS operates certifications in Industrial Rope Access, WAHR and CSR through training, examination and certification.
Job Task Analysis For All Levels Of Certifications
This is an entry level of certification. An operative possessing the basic level of competence and who should therefore only work under close supervision of higher level at all the time during the work at site.
This is an intermediate level of certification. An operative who has attained enough experience and rope access technical knowledge to undertake more advanced techniques such as rigging & rescue than the basic operative (Level 1) and should work under higher level.
This is a supervisory level of certification. A very experienced operative who has extensive practical experience and is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained and has comprehensive knowledge of advanced rescue techniques.
Work At Height (WAH) is the basic level of certification for an operative involving non-complex works at height. An operative who has a basic level of competency should work under the supervision of a higher level.
Work At Height Rescue (WAHR) is the certification for an operative who has attained enough experience and knowledge from WAH or Level 1 and has comprehensive competency to undertake non-complex rescue from height.
Confined Space Rescue (CSR) is the certification for an operative who has attained enough experience and knowledge from WAHR or Level 2 and has comprehensive competency in Confined Space rescue techniques.