City of London Corporation
The City Corporation plays a key role in sustaining London’s lead in international business and finance. This work ranges from the Lord Mayor’s role as an international trade ambassador to the Policy Chairman’s rolesetting the strategic direction of the organisation. The Corporation welcomes foreign dignitaries and heads of state on behalf of government and represent the interests of business to Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels. This is to reinforce the importance of finance and business services to the UK economy and London’s status at its centre.
The City of London Corporation have teams dedicated to commissioning relevant research, encouraging inward investment and helping firms find appropriate property. They lobby for projects that can improve the City (such as Crossrail) and create ‘umbrella’ initiatives that bring disparate groups together to work toward common aims.
IRATA is an acronym for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, that was formed in the UK in the late 1980s, to solve maintenance challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry. Its formation was the result of an initiative of a number of leading companies, who had begun to use industrial rope access techniques, to provide a safe working environment for the industry.
The rope access technique developed by IRATA is used in a wide range of repair, maintenance, inspection and access work. Rope access methodology boasts an unrivaled safety record, short set-up and dismantling time, positive environmental benefits and removes the need for invasive access equipment or disruption to a worksite. We are extremely proud that the IRATA system of rope access continues to enjoy increasing popularity throughout the world.