Attendance Information and Instructions

You can attend

  • Address: 19 Walters Drive, Osborne Park, WA 6017
  • Start time: 8am till 4pm Doors open from 7:30
  • 30 hours training is required in order to sit the assessment. Latecomers may lose their place on the course
  • We have limited parking at the back next to the training facility. First come, first served. The front car park free should be kept free for office staff. There is ample street parking however fees are charged and wardens operate on Walters Drive
  • Bus stop 25351 is right across the road. Scarborough Beach Rd has regular bus services and is a 10 min walk away and Glendalough train station is less than 2 km away
  • Bring government-issued ID, IRATA logbook and a water bottle. We provide all rope access equipment and necessary PPE
  • Wear comfortable clothing (shorts, work-wear or active wear) Clothing such as jeans can be too restricting and uncomfortable when in a harness. No singlets for hygiene reasons
  • Wear closed toed shoes (safety-boots, trainers or hiking boots, you don’t need steel cap boots)
  • This is a physically demanding course – expect to be sweating!
  • Please bring your IRATA logbook and ID card for trainees who have completed IRATA training before and ensure it is correctly filled out and you have the necessary hours to upgrade. No logbook no assessment!
  • Kitchen facilities are available if you want to bring your lunch, if not there are lunch bars right across the road
  • Please note that this is an active logistics facility with a high volume of traffic and fork lift movements, care is to be taken when both driving and walking

Below is a diagram detailing the site, please note the training facility entrance and flow of traffic

Below is some links to YouTube videos for knots which you might find useful as a head start. You can also get apps on your phone which might be useful. Animated 3D knots is a good one. 

It is not necessary to know these knots before the course starts but any prior knowledge might make it easier. 

 The knots you need to know by the end of the course are:

  1. Figure 8 on the bight
  2. Figure 9 on the bight
  3. Bunny ears (double figure 8 on the bight)
  4. Barrel (scaffold) knot
  5. Stopper knot
  6. Alpine Butterfly

Access Techniques - Basic Knots and Harness Setup
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If you need anything else or have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for booking with us and we’ll see you soon!