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CS38 and level 1 IRATA working together????

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I have just started at a new company that provide climbing inspections but some of their guys don't have CS tickets just the level 1 rope access technician qualification.


What i would like to know is can we work together with our qualifications and we will be covered by the insurance to rescue each other?


I've trawled the internet and couldn't find anything that was crystal.


Look forward to anyones feedback!





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level 1 irata guys arn't qualified to work or rescue each other unsupervised let alone rescue you!:thumbdown:


in brief:

level 1 can only work supervised by level 3

level 2 can do basic tasks planed by level 3's without direct supervision

level 3's can plan and supervise operations and other technitions, do advanced rigging, rescues and have an in depth knowledge of the relevant icops, best practice etc


irata training does not specifically cover tree climbing or many other types of operation (eg horizontal anchor lines/ certain stretcher rescues etc) there is lots of additional training that irata technicians will undertake dependent on the task specific requirements of their operation, it is up to the level 3 in charge of the site to identify when further training is required.


our nptc's specifically cover tree climbing and rescue, that's not to say that we may not also have to undergo additional training to undertake certain climbing operations/ rescues, anyone trained or assessed on a haul or counterbalance rescue by an nptc assessor?


hopefully the day never comes, but when it does you want to be well trained, practised and have the sufficient equipment to carry out an aerial rescue, the heat of the moment is not the time to cobble something together, try out a technique you read about/ saw at a trade show etc


The man (or woman) in the white wig will need to be convinced that their was 'adequate rescue provision' this means proof of: correct planning, adequate equipment provision, trained and well practiced practised staff. IRATA trained technicians are NOT trained in Ddrt rescue or to climb/ rescue on/from a single anchor line but on and from 2 anchor lines

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