The use of rope access is now commonplace around the world, on land and offshore; in cities and on coastal cliffs; on ancient buildings and those of modern design. Rope access is the preferred method for many working at height, or in areas of confined or difficult access.

We provide IRATA training at our London and Lincolnshire facilities:




Long before the work at height sector came to truly appreciate the significance of formal training, IRATA was devising a training regime that today not only delivers high quality rope access technicians working to a safety creed and a proven syllabus, but enables its work force to follow a progressive route of personal development that can culminate in expertise that includes management and supervisory skills, high grade safety and rescue capabilities

All IRATA technicians are trained by those who have extensive work and instruction experience. Technicians can qualify in three grades but do not progress to higher grade until they have accumulated a set number of hours of experience on ropes. All IRATA technicians have to revalidate their certification every three years, so even the most expert cannot allow their standards to drop. Every IRATA training course is completed with an assessment by an independent senior technician.


  • Over 60 years combined trainer experience

  • Globally recognised IRATA and GWO training courses

  • 93% Pass Rate

  • Multiple state of the art training locations

  • Wide range of in-house courses developed according to BS8454 provided under one roof

  • Directly employed qualified trainers

  • On-site design, fabrication and inspection service

  • Equipment supply

  • Pay for your training in 3 instalments when booking online

Looking for Rope Training courses?

We provide regular Rope Access Training for IRATA levels 1, 2 and 3, as well as training for working at height, in confined and difficult spaces and equipment testing and inspection.



Great instructor - appreciated discussing real life examples and doing practicals that are applicable to our industry

5 stars all round

GWO BST Refresher


Took the one day Working at Height course this week (October 2023) with some colleagues from Arup. Pete was a great trainer - full of deep technical knowledge as well as years of practical experience. I have to do a Working at Height course every three years and they are usually dull, but I really enjoyed this one and the practical training was brilliant.

Working At Heights


Training was great. I give 5 out of 5 for the work at height, manual handling, sea survival, fire awareness and first aid modules.

GWO Basic Safety Training


Learning a new skill which is vital in my career path with an instructor that has been extremely helpful and attentive. 



Martin was thorough & exact in his explanations of things. Hollie was excellent at explaining things & provided good support during the course.



I’m new to rope access with no experience. Within 1 week I have gained so much knowledge and have passed my Level 1!

The instructors (Lloyd & Kate) were awesome. Funny, approachable and if you have any questions they will answer them.

If you want to gain your IRATA, then I highly recommend MCL. Will be coming back to do my level 2 ASAP

IRATA Level 1


Trainers have been amazing, patient, informative knowledgeable. Learnt so much and enjoyed.



Instructors were very helpful, clear and attentive! Hollie was super chilled and up for a laugh which made learning fun and easy.   



Great ratio. Friendly teaching. Interesting points of knowledge.



I really enjoyed the training. Instructors are friendly. Clearly explained everything.



I can't really imagine how a course could be better run. Lloyd, Kate and Claudia were all founts of knowledge on and off the ropes. I learnt a ton about rope access, as well as other topics discussed over the week. My only downside is that I can't come back on Monday for more! Seriously, thank you so much you guys are the best. I hope I get to see you again in the field and hang out more (pardon the pun!)

IRATA Level 1