Improving Communications

Steps are being taken to improve the level of information provision to the technicians with substantial investment being made in an on-line registration sy



The response to the first IRATA posting was interesting in that it raised the expected issues and comments. The intention of creating these pages on a regular basis is to provide a source of information and news about the Association, its strategy and plans, its people, and its general work in rope access worldwide; issues that are raised by site visitors will be covered in future bulletins and, where views are presented on IRATA policy and matters it can influence, the Association will note them and look to take action on them. We currently have in excess of 8000 IRATA-trained Technicians operating in more than fifty countries and most - the majority, I am sure - have found a career in rope access to be rewarding and the IRATA ticket they hold a vaulable asset in finding work, especially offshore or overseas. The Association recognises that the technician is a core element of the business we operate in and has a major role on the advancement of the Association. Steps are being taken to improve the level of information provision to the technicians with substantial investment being made in an on-line registration system and a broader range of news being broadcast via the IRATA website, Rigg Access and other routes. We are aiming for a more inclusive attitude amongst all those who are part of IRATA - operating companies, trainers, assessors and technicians. Bearing mind that we cannot improve our communication unless we know where you are, WE WOULD PARTICULALRLY URGE ALL IRATA TECHNICIANS TO ENSURE OUR FARNHAM OFFICES ARE KEPT UP TO DATE WITH YOUR CHOSEN MEANS OF COMMUNICATING WITH YOU, OTHERWISE OUR BEST EFFORTS WILL COUNT FOR NOTHING. Please ensure we have an e-mail address, and, if possible, an up-to-date permanent postal address.