IRATA Level 2

Lead Technician

The IRATA Level 2 certificate is the second step in the IRATA certification scheme.

The Level 2 builds on the Level 1 course material and the candidate’s practical experience. More in depth rigging and rescue techniques as well as a higher degree of proficiency on the ropes consolidate the candidate’s experience and offer an introduction to the advanced techniques of Level 3. A Level 2 certificate confirms the candidate’s experience and competence to operate as a reliable worker.

  • Proficiency in all Level 1 techniques
  • Enhanced rigging techniques
  • Rescue from Ascenders
  • Rescues from manoeuvres – aid climb, deviation, re-anchor, rope transfer, fall arrest rescue Hauling and lowering casualties
  • Level 2 theory
  • Equipment selection, inspection, care and maintenance


The course is mainly practical with the emphasis being placed on building the candidate's confidence and competence in the discipline. Independent IRATA assessment is carried out on day 5. Successful candidates receive a new certificate and ID card. Certificate is valid for three years. The course is delivered over a five-day period, including assessment.

Who will benefit

IRATA Level 1 technicians wishing to progress through the system. Candidates must have a minimum of 1000 logbook hours and one years’ experience, ideally in a variety of locations.


Please note that the course is physical course so a good level of fitness is essential. Minimum age is 18 years.


If the week you would ideally prefer is unavailable, please contact us on: 01224 822252. There are occasions when we can accommodate greater numbers.

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