Student Resources

This page is your go-to resource for anything related to your training during your course. When in doubt, bookmark this page for future use on site when you need to look up something or if you've forgotten how to perform a certain maneuver. Some areas are password protected so if you have lost the password given to you during training, please open up the chat box or send an email to us at


International Code of Practice

Think of this as the blueprint on how to act, think, and be an IRATA technician. When in doubt, this document is the one you look to for answers. Everyone needs to be aware of the ICOP but the best IRATA techs are those that know what's actually in it. 

Get the ICOP here.

Edge Management 

Prevent Damage to your Anchor Lines

This poster from IRATA is one that will be referenced frequently in your IRATA training, regardless of level. Protect your ropes and stay safe! Learn from others and don't make the same mistakes!

Get the poster here. 


Training, Assessment, Certification Scheme

Similar in importance to the ICOP, the TACS is your source for anything related to IRATA training and certifications. When it comes to your level's syllabus, the TACS outlines the requirements that are expected during assessment day and what it takes to succeed.

Get the TACS here

theory questions

Prepare for your written exam 

These quizzes are used to help you prepare for the theory portion of your IRATA course. Reach out to your instructor if you're unsure of any questions.

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3


Learning from each other keeps us safer

IRATA member companies are required to report incidents each quarter to the UK head office. This accountability ensures we prevent others from making the same mistakes. It also allows us to catch any patterns and to put new regulations in place to improve. 

Read the Safety Bulletins here

wasa rEPORTS

Compiled from all IRATA members across the world, these IRATA safety statistics are published every year to help us improve on our rope access safety procedures. Click on the photos to access each document.

WASA 2018        Wasa 2017       WASA 2016



SPRAT Safe Practices for Rope Access Work

SPRAT has written this document to provide guidance and information on acceptable ways of engaging in rope access work. Similar to the IRATA ICOP, this document is designed to protect technicians and employers from the hazards of work at height. 

Get the Safe Practices here


Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work

This document outlines SPRAT's requirements for advancing within their certification scheme. When it comes to your SPRAT syllabus, this document will guide you advancing successfully up the SPRAT levels.

Get the Certification Req's here.
Get the Defined Terms here


Job Hazard Analysis 

The Job Hazard Analysis is a step by step guide towards helping you identify hazards on a work site and implementing controls so that hazards are eliminated. Whether you're L1 or L3, this practice is essential for ensuring safety at work.

Get your copy of the JHA here

Level 1 manual

Our Level 1 manual is designed to guide new and seasoned technicians through the IRATA and SPRAT L1 syllabus. Breaking down the basics makes it easy to understand while also providing good reminders and habits for seasoned technicians.

level 2/3 manual

The Level 2/3 manual was written with the seasoned technician in mind. Going beyond the basics, our L2/L3 program is meant to help you become a more well rounded rope tech. Learning the skills is one thing, but knowing how to apply them effectively is what will make you the best in your field.

Access all our manuals below. This page is for PacRopes students only. Password is required, which is given to you in class. If you have forgotten or misplaced it, please reach out to us via the chat box below or give us a ring.

Pacific Ropes Manuals

IRATA L1 Study Guide-2

This IRATA L1 study guide breaks down the IRATA TACS syllabus so that you can read and digest each section without being overwhelmed by the rest of the document. Bookmark this page for easy reference while you're studying during your IRATA L1 course or if you need a refresher while on the work site. Best part? We've added some extra tips to help you pass your IRATA L1 Assessment!

IRATA Level 1 Study Guide

SPRAT L1 Study Guide-01

This SPRAT L1 study guide breaks down the SPRAT Evaluation guidelines so that you can read and study each aspect of your SPRAT L1 exam. Bookmark this page for easy reference while you're studying during your SPRAT L1 course or if you need a refresher while on the work site. Best part? We've added some extra tips to help you pass your SPRAT L1 Evaluation!

SPRAT L1 Study Guide

IRATA L2 Study Guide-01

This IRATA L2 study guide is a great resource to refer to when you're upgrading or re-certifying your IRATA L2. Each part of the IRATA L2 syllabus, as outlined in the TACS, is broken down so that you can study each section thoroughly; ensuring you understand all the requirements expected from you on assessment day. Bookmark this page to assist you in your homework during your training week.

IRATA L2 Study Guide

SPRAT L2 Study Guide-01

So you're ready for your SPRAT L2 training and evaluation. During your week of training, bookmark the study guide below to remind yourself of the common discrepancies of some SPRAT L2 rescues and rigging. You are expected to be proficient at all the SPRAT L1 maneuvers as well so make sure you use these study guides to prepare.

SPRAT L2 Study Guide

IRATA L3 Study Guide-01-01

The IRATA L3 course is difficult because it's meant to prepare you to take on a lot more responsibilities on the work site. Knowing the TACS in and out is essential to being successful; not only in your IRATA L3 assessment but in your career as well. This study guide is designed so you can jump from topic to topic easily so if you're in a jam, you can don't need rifle through a large document. 

IRATA L3 Study Guide

SPRAT L3 Study Guide-01

If you are planning on going for your SPRAT L3 certification, use this study guide to help you prepare. You are expected to be proficient at all new L3 curriculum AND all L2 and L1 curriculum. You may not have to demonstrate everything but your Evaluator may pick and choose at random. Use this guide to make sure you are well prepared!

SPRAT L3 Study Guide


Practice your basic knots along with these step by step videos. Practice rope can be provided by your instructor during class.

Basic Knot Videos


These set of videos are meant to help you study at home when you're visualizing the step by steps to all the L1 maneuvers. 

L1 Maneuver Videos

Level 2/3 Maneuvers

*Coming soon* Use these Level 1 maneuver videos to refresh the steps on your next job or to help prepare for your assessment.

Despite IRATA or SPRAT, we have the responsibility of also following our local regulations. Make sure you know what your provincial regulations for Rope Access work say. Click on the titles to access the regulations.

BC-WorksafeBC Part 34 for Rope Access

BC-WorksafeBC Part 11 for Fall Protection

We've also broken down Part 34 in easy blog sections for easier reading and access. Click below to go to our Part 34 page.

WorksafeBC Part 34