Organised and supported by:

IRATA International

IRATA is an acronym for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association. IRATA’s rope access system is a safe method of working at height, where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work position, and to be supported there.

The rope access technique developed by IRATA is used with increasing popularity throughout the world in a wide range of repair, maintenance, inspection and access work. Rope access methodology boasts an unrivalled 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.

Supporting and providing guidance to users of their rope access system worldwide – whether or not IRATA members – IRATA promotes the sharing of knowledge and best practice through collaboration. Accordingly, IRATA’s informative publications, including their International Code of Practice (ICOP) and Training Assessment and Certification Scheme (TACS), are freely available from their website. Working closely with regulators and legislators around the globe, IRATA strives to continually improve and share industry best practice and to promote and maintain high standards, safety, work quality and working practices for the industrial rope access industry, through their educational publications and a programme of international technical events and seminars.

City of London Corporation

The City of London 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 role, setting the strategic direction of the organisation. The Corporation welcomes foreign dignitaries and heads of state on behalf of government, and represents 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 has teams dedicated to commissioning relevant research, encouraging inward investment. They lobby for projects that can improve the City, creating ‘umbrella’ initiatives that bring disparate groups together to work toward common aims.

The Corporation’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy is based on the principle of deploying resources where they will have the biggest impact on improving health, safety and wellbeing outcomes. It provides a framework to enable colleagues, partners and other stakeholders to make unique contributions to the delivery of its corporate outcomes. The Corporation strives to positively influence the health of everyone who lives and works in the City, enabling them to live healthy lives and promoting strong and empowered groups of individuals, who are motivated to drive positive change within their communities and businesses.