IRATA Safety Bulletins

Whilst the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) is based in the UK, as an International association it publishes various safety bulletins regularly about various issues specifically concerning industrial rope access safety matters.

Whilst these bulletins are regularly reviewed, to ensure the currency of these documents, refer directly to the IRATA website www.IRATA.org/safety-bulletins to access the latest information. For all technical enquiries, also refer to the the IRATA website www.IRATA.org

Bulletin Number IRATA Safety Bulletin Name Date Issued Version Number Downloadable Link
Bulletin 049 Powered Ascenders : The Hazards 26th Jul 2018 1 Download
Bulletin 048 Use of telehandler as an anchor 2nd Mar 2018 1 Download
Bulletin 047 Working in a bunker – Dangerous occurence 21st Nov 2017 1 Download
Bulletin 046 Fall from height – Major injury 21st Nov 2017 1 Download
Bulletin 045 Fall from height: Aid Climbing 21st Nov 2017 1 Download
Bulletin 044 Rope Access Main Rope Failure 21st Nov 2017 1 Download
Bulletin 043 Eye protection 16th May 2017 1 Download
Bulletin 042 Falling or Dropped Objects 16th May 2017 1 Download
Bulletin 041 Adverse inclement weather 4th Aug 2015 1 Download
Bulletin 040 Dropped objects 4th Aug 2015 1 Download
Bulletin 039 Fall from height 14th Apr 2015 1 Download
Bulletin 038 Entanglement 5th Feb 2015 1 Download
Bulletin 037 Rope caught by moving elevator 12th Nov 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 036 Trade specific tasks and risk assessment 12th Nov 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 035 Dropped objects 12th Nov 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 034 Fall from height 12th Nov 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 033 Fall from height 12th Nov 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 032 Strains 7th Mar 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 031 Procedures not followed 7th Mar 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 030 Hazard identification 7th Mar 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 029 Unauthorised persons tampering with rope access equipment 7th Mar 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 028 Dropped objects 7th Mar 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 026 Rope melted by cyclic piperwork 1st Sep 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 025 Rope failure caused by unauthorised lift 1st Sep 2014 1 Download
Bulletin 024 Out of control abseil 1st Nov 2012 1 Download
Bulletin 023 Alert – Pre use checking of equipment 29th Jun 2012 1 Download
Bulletin 022 Catastrophic failure of ropes rigged over an edge 28th Jul 2011 1 Download
Bulletin 020 Rope melted by heat from a lamp 26th Jul 2011 1 Download
Bulletin 019 Anchor slings slipped on anchor 10th Jun 2011 1 Download
Bulletin 018 Near miss – Failure of anchor lines 18th Feb 2011 1 Download
Bulletin 017 Abseil incident – Operator error 31st Jan 2011 1 Download
Bulletin 016 No knots in end of rope – Problem with ASSOW in risk assessments 28th Jan 2011 1 Download
Bulletin 015 Hot-Work incidents 26th Oct 2010 1 Download
Bulletin 014 Manriding incident – Connector failure 26th Oct 2010 1 Download
Bulletin 013 22nd Mar 2010 1 Download
Bulletin 012 Descender incident – Failure to check catch on side plate. 1st Dec 2009 1 Download
Bulletin 011 Severed working line 1st Nov 2009 1 Download
Bulletin 010 Snagged rope incident – Fallen person 1st Aug 2009 1 Download
Bulletin 009 Rock stabilisation incident 1st Aug 2009 1 Download
Bulletin 008 Dangerous knots 1st Aug 2008 1 Download
Bulletin 006 Cow’s tail incident 1st Nov 2008 1 Download
Bulletin 005 Safety Bulletin 5_HS-135ENG 1st Oct 2008 1 Download
Bulletin 004 Window cleaning incident – Falling person 1st Oct 2008 1 Download
Bulletin 003 Grit blasting incident 1st Oct 2008 1 Download
Bulletin 002 Periodic examination of fall protection systems for work at height horizontal, flexible anchor lines – EN705 Class ‘C’ 1st Aug 2008 1 Download
Bulletin 001 Observations on a rope access incident reported issued by the Australian Rope Access Association 1st Aug 2008 1 Download