IRATA training with us - Vertech Group


Vertech has a long pedigree operating across both the brownfield maintenance and greenfield construction phases, delivering inspection and specialist maintenance packages on the majority of Australia’s leading downstream assets including Gorgon LNG , Pluto LNG, Karratha Gas Plant (KGP), Wheatstone in Western Australia, APLNG & GLNG in Queensland, and Ichthys LNG in the Northern Territory.

Our industry leading services and packages coupled with our client focused approach has enabled us to successfully deliver on routine maintenance, major projects, campaigns and shut downs across this sector Australia-wide.

With offices strategically located across Australia our people within each region strive to partner with our clients and collaborate closely with their other specialist contractors to consistently deliver and re-define industry best practice with a goal of improving safety, asset reliability and reducing downtime and operational expenditure for our clients..Using alternative access systems and innovative technologies imported from around the globe from various sectors to underpin our comprehensive range of inspection and maintenance services, Vertech is able to provide a unique offering that sets the benchmark in safety excellence, productivity and quality.

About IRATA Rope Access

Rope access is regarded as the safest and most dynamic method of working at heights. The safe system of work utilises ropes and associated equipment to gain access to and from the work position, and be supported there. Rope technicians are employed on a wide variety of projects across different sectors and can be seen cleaning windows on high-rise towers and buildings, painting and blasting on oil and gas rigs or inspecting piping and vessels in refineries and industrial plants. Its broad application can be applied to a number of trades and tasks with the benefits for businesses being an unrivalled safety record, quick set-up and dismantling times, no invasive equipment and an environmentally friendly means of access.

Rope access work is physically demanding and Technicians require a high level of competency to ensure safe and efficient use. Rope access IRATA training courses are physically intensive and mentally challenging with an emphasis on the practical skills that will be required on site. Candidates on the course will required to ascend and descend the ropes multiple times a day using associated equipment to progress through manoeuvres, learn safe rigging practices and perform rescue techniques using rescue dummies and live casualties. The course has an element of theoretical classroom work with most of the training and assessment being focused on practical and physical elements. A reasonable level of fitness is required to attend the course. Males and females of all shapes and sizes have successfully passed the course and are active in the industry with successful careers, however it is essential to understand that rope access is a very physically demanding and is not for everyone. Feedback on IRATA rope access courses is excellent with many candidates saying it’s the best course they have done. If this is the industry you are seeking to pursue we are looking forward to training you in the most dynamic and exciting jobs on Earth.

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