What is IRATA Australia?

Find out more about the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association here.

Who are our Members?

Find members of IRATA here.

Contact Us

Contact the IRATA Australia here.

IRATA International

More about IRATA International here.


IRATA is the sole global rope access trade association in the work-at-height sector and IRATA Australia is the peak industry association in Australia.


  • represents the interests of more than 30 member companies,
  • employs more than 500 rope access technicians,
  • trains more than 2,000 rope access technicians annually, and
  • services more than 5,000 client companies nationally.

The member companies are diverse and are active across the property; engineering; construction; telecommunications; mining and gas industries.

IRATA’s success is based on thorough training and strict work guidelines that delivers an unrivalled safe working record year after year. We are committed to a Zero Harm and working excellence philosophy.

IRATA Company Compliance – A Safeguard

IRATA International has a formal operator training / certification scheme, and grading structure which all IRATA International members are obliged to use. IRATA certified companies comply not only with local legislation and standards but conform to a rigorous International Code of Practice which dictates safe operating procedures and methods. IRATA companies are subject to an external audit and accreditation similar to the provisions of ISO’s 9001, 18001 and 22846.This far exceeds current operating requirements in Australia and is a safeguard for our clients. There are currently no laws and regulations in Australia requiring certification of a rope access operator.