These are the basic knots that you will be required know and tie in order to attain the IRATA Level 1 Rope Access Qualification.
The most widely used knot in rope access, used on cow’s tail lanyards and the anchor lines.
This knot has an extra turn than the 8 which means it needs more rope to tie and is bulkier. Often used at the anchors.
Tied in a similar way to a barrel knot and used close to the tails of the anchor lines to prevent a technician descending off the end of the ropes.
The ideal knot in mid-line situations for isolating a damaged section of rope or creating a loop to tie into and loading the rope in 3 directions.
A figure 8 with two eyes for load sharing between separate attachments. Often used at the eyebolt anchors.
A short knot that holds a carabiner in place. Often used at the end of cow’s tails, it becomes tight when loaded and can be very difficult to release.
This video explains how to re-thread the eye of a figure 8 into the harness attachment point.
This video explains the different types of safety helmets.
This video explains the different types of Harnesses, Carabiners and Cow's Tails
This video explains the different types of Ascenders, Backups & Descenders