Pacific Ropes Blog

Fraudulent Logbooks

Recently, we've come across a few instances of fraudulent IRATA logbooks that have caused quite a stir within the IRATA community here in North America....

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How to Write a Logbook Verification letter

We often see students, who are loyal employees to their companies, with logbook signatures from the same Manager or Owner. This situation occurs when...

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Is your employee ready for an upgrade?

Before registering an employee for their IRATA or SPRAT upgrade, you may want to consider the following questions in order to ensure your employee has...

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SPRAT Level 3 Conversion Procedure

If you are a active L3 rope access technician and you don't hold a SPRAT certification, but would like to have one, the conversion procedure would be the...

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6 Common L1 Discrepancies

There’s a whole list of minor and major discrepancies you should review prior to assessment day (refer to 9.6.3 - 9.6.4 in the TACS for the complete list...

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What happens if you fail? You do a Re-assessment!

First, don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re not the first to fail an assessment and you certainly won’t be the last. Failing an assessment does not...

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When it's time for Refresher Training

If you hold a valid Rope Access certification, but it’s been more than 6 months since you last did any rope access, you will need to attend a refresher...

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No More Dual Assessments and Evaluations

Hey Rope techs! There are some changes happening with IRATA that will affect the assessment days at PacRopes.

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SPRAT Direct Entry Level 2 Procedure

For skilled rope access technicians who aren’t certified through SPRAT, but who’d like to be evaluated for a SPRAT level 2 certification, because they...

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As a Manager, can I sign rope access logbook hours?

In order for your employees to advance to the next level in IRATA or SPRAT, you'll need to ensure they document all their rope access hours in their SPRAT...

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