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IRATA International Training; the how and the why.

Welcome back to another wee blog! In the past we’ve delved a little bit deeper into the realm of IRATA – explaining how the association is structured, and a few details on the level of involvement 5th Point has had in the association over the last few years. In this blog, we’re going to focus […]

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5th Point & New Zealand

With the growth of IRATA globally, it’s no surprise that the industrial rope access industry in New Zealand is following suit. We’re going to delve a little deeper into the world of IRATA in this blog. There is a LOT that happens behind the scenes, and it’s incredibly common for confusion to occur as to […]

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IRATA vs IRAANZ – what is best for me?

We are always asked what’s the difference between IRATA and IRAANZ. The problem with this question is that is hard to answer without blowing your own trumpet as it were. But never the less we are going to attempt it, in the form of some questions and answers!   Is my qualification recognised overseas? If […]

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Holiday Closure

5th Point will be closed over Christmas and New Years! We will be back in the office on the 9th of January 2017. From the whole team at 5th Point, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday period. Don’t forget you can view and book courses online: www.5thpoint.co.nz or send us an […]

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IRATA International – Refresher Training

If rope access Technicians do not use rope access methods for a period of more than six months, they are required to undergo refresher training. The training should be appropriate for each individual and should be recorded in his or her logbook, see ICOP Part 2, 2.5.2.8. Refresher training: a) shall be carried out by […]

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EN-Forcer Pre-Orders are now Live!

5th Point are excited to announce that the Safe Tec EN-Forcer is now available for pre-order! The EN-Forcer is all stainless (except positioning cord), with a stronger body with anti squeeze side protector. It is suitable for use globally. The ultimate back-up device for heavy grit environments. Stainless body and parts will make it more […]

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5th Point are in Doha!

What a crazy month! We have three of our instructors in Doha, Qatar for two IRATA training courses running back to back. The team then fly back to both Australia and New Zealand for more courses. Between all of this, the IRATA Australia Regional Advisory Committee meeting will be held in Perth, Western Australia in […]

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IRATA International Code of Practice

Did you know that the IRATA International Code of Practice (ICOP) is updated regularly by IRATA International? You can keep up to date with publications through the IRATA website, plus you can also download the latest ICOP here!

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2nd Edition of the IRATA TACS

Following feedback received, the sections of the Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme listed below have been updated: 4.4: Training programmes; 4.7: Reassessment; 4.9: Validity of certificate; 7.3: Provision of training; 7.9: Administration (postal submissions – no longer accepted); 9.4: Assessment outcome (Guidance added for Assessors). The latest [...]

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IRATA online!

Did you know that you can keep in touch with industry news on your Facebook feed? IRATA International now have an official Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/IRATA.Official It’s a great way to keep in touch with new media releases, safety notices and information as it is posted on the IRATA International website: www.irata.org Delivery of news […]

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