Rope Access Training

Upcoming courses will run:

20 - 24 March 2018

Instructor: Pavel Puskar 

Assistant Instructor: Paul Brown

Assessor: Chris Loane

17 - 21 April 2018

Instructor: Dane Atkins
Assistant Instructor: TBC
Assessor: Chris Loane

Pavel Puskar Bio

Pavel has many year's experience both as an instructor and a rope access professional working in some of the most demanding rope access sites on the planet. As a professional Pavel is Project Coordinator / Level 3 Supervisor participating in major industrial maintenance projects both onshore and on offshore installations.

Pavel shares DBC's passion for the rope access industry and together our approach acknowledges the importance of thorough training from the very beginning of your career as well as when updating and refining your skills in rope access. DBC training is conducted in small groups with plenty of time for one on one instruction and practice. We will make sure you are assessment ready. 

AFT training Pavel has excellent communication skills and possesses a deep knowledge of the technical aspects of rope access. He will give you the finest introduction to rope access or mentor you through upgrading your qualification.

Dane Atkins Bio 

Dane has many year's experience as a rope access trainer, professional rope access technician, advanced rigger and as a height safety manager. He has expertise in geotechnical scenarios for rope access as well as in demanding environments like heavy industry shutdown maintenance. 

As a trainer Dane is an excellent communicator who has been a rope access trainer and assessor for over 10 years. 

Dane shares DBC's passion for the rope access industry and together our approach acknowledges the importance of thorough training from the very beginning of your career and when updating and refining your skills in rope access.

At DBC IRATA training you come face to face with experienced trainers who also happen to do some of the most remarkable rope work around. Our trainers are rope access professionals with knowledge of many different real world rope access situations. Your training week will also be an opportunity to learn from them about your future options!

The Training:

We provide training and assessment for IRATA Level 1, 2 and 3 at our premises at 177A Princes Hwy Bulli NSW or we can bring the course to your company for groups of 4 or more candidates. 

All IRATA Course candidates must attend a minimum of four days of training, followed by a one day assessment. This includes re-validation of existing qualifications. Candidates that are wishing to upgrade an existing IRATA ticket must have an in-date qualification on the date of assessment.The cost of the qualification & assessment is $1760 ($1,600+ GST)

IRATA Log Books
Candidates that are re-validating or upgrading an existing IRATA qualification must present an up to-date IRATA Logbook on the first day of training. Failure to present an up-to-date IRATA Logbook will result in the candidate being excluded from the course due to non-compliance with IRATA's Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme.

Level 1 Course Requirements

• No prior experience • Aptitude for heights • Reasonable level of fitness • Minimum age of 18 years old • No medical contraindication.

Training Support
Prior to the course you will be supplied with a training manual,  International Code of Practice (ICOP) and the Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme (TACS). If you have the opportunity, it's a good idea to review these documents prior to undertaking IRATA training. Also take a good look at all the information on

Work Safely at Height Qualification
Most Australian worksites require rope access technicians to hold the nationally recognised Work Safely at Heights (WSAH) unit of competency. DBC group offers the WSAH training to all successful IRATA course candidates FREE with IRATA course. It is mandatory for all WSAH course attendees to gain a Unique Student Identifier please visit More information will be provided when you enrol in the WSAH training.

DBC group Australia is a certified IRATA operator and training company (4024/OT). 

Please call 1300 121 322 or email to book your training or for more information about our courses. 

Contact Us

If you have a question about any of our services, please get in touch with us.

Post: PO Box 300, Thirroul NSW 2515  |  Phone: 1300 121 322  |  Email: