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 info@pacificropes.com.

ICOP

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

TACS

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

SAFETY BULLETINS

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

SAFE PRACTICES

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 REQ.

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

JHA

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

KNOTS

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

Basic Knot Videos

LEVEL 1 MANEUVERS

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

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