VENUE: Mistras Training Facility
PROJECT: IRATA Level 1 Rope Access Training Course
The Cardiff Window Cleaning Company is always looking to invest in our team of highly skilled employees. It’s this team that allows us to meet our clients high expectations.
This training course was an opportunity for our team to gain valuable new skills.
The training includes learning the skills required to be a competent IRATA Level 1 rope access technician. The 4 days intensive training includes mastering various manoeuvres including:
- rescue of a casualty
- ascent and descent
- rope to rope transfers
- manoeuvring past obstacles
- aid climbing
- suitable rope protection
At the conclusion of the week an intense 1 day exam and theory test ensures all candidates can apply what they learn in the field. This exam is marked and observed by an experienced level three IRATA representative.
The course is tasking both mentally and physically and really pushes your body to its limits. It certainly isn’t for the faint hearted or those with a fear of heights and their own abilities.
When you combine role access with work positioning and the use of tools at height it can really push you outside your own personal comfort zone.
We chose Mistras as our designated training facility due to their excellent facilities and up to date equipment. The instructors are also very experienced and love what they do.
This course was led by Gavin, a Level 3 IRATA instructor, who proved to be both patient and clear in his teaching methods.
Dean Sadler and Ben Jones underwent the intense course representing The Cardiff Window Cleaning Company.
Both passed with flying colours and were very proud of their achievement.
“It was the most exhausting week I’ve ever had ” Ben said” but it’s been worth all the hard work, thanks so much to all at the Mistras training facility and Gavin our dedicated trainer”
The real result however is that our rope access division continues to work safely and efficiently, maintaining an excellent safety record.
We can perform a range of roperations access tasks at The Cardiff Window Cleaning Company, please feel free to contact us if we can help with your project.