IRATA L1 Study Guide

The IRATA syllabus very neatly details everything you need to know for whatever level you’re certifying for, but the wording which accompanies the differently shaded boxes can be a little vague. What does ‘demonstrating competence’ and ‘showing awareness’ actually mean? We’re going to simplify it for you, by going through each of the items on the IRATA L1 syllabus and breaking down exactly what you need to know for your assessment.

IRATA
IRATA System
Selection of Access Method
IRATA Access
Exclusion Zones-1
Exclusion Zones
Legal Framework-1
IRATA Framework
Selection of Personnel
IRATA Personnel
Emergency Planning-1
Emergency Planning
Hazard Identification and RA-1
Hazards
Method Statements-1
Method Statements
First Aid Suspension-1
First Aid
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Backups
Changeovers
Changeovers
Re-anchors
Re-Anchors
Work Seats
Work Seats
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Descent
Deviations (1)
Deviations
Passing mid rope knots (1)
Passing Knots
Passing mid rope pro
Passing Mid-Rope Pro
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Ascent
Rope to Rope
Rope to Rope
Edge Obstructions
Edge Obstructions
Horizontal Aid Climbing
Horizontal Aid Climbing
Fall arrest equipment
Fall Arrest
Rescue casualty on descent (2)
Rescue-Descent
Selection of Equipment
Equipment Selection
Detailed and Interim Inspections
Interim Inspections
Equipment Maintenance
Equipment Maintenance
Assembly of Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment
Pre-Use Checks
Pre-use Checks
Anchor Selection
Anchor Selection
Y-hangs
Y-Hangs
Knots and rope handling
Knots and Rope Handling
Rope Protection and Hazards
Rope Protection Hazards
Basic Anchor System
Basic Anchor System
Lowering Systems (1)
Lowering
Hauling Systems
Hauling