The Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand.

Welcome to IRAANZ

The Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand regulates and develops the rope access industry in New Zealand. We have a wide membership and are recognised by Occupational Safety and Health as the representative body for the industry.

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We promote a national approach to rope access standards development.

We are a strong voice within the industry encouraging all operators to follow consistent methods and high standards.

We develop and institute uniform national competency standards.

We offer a single, strong voice to the market and to authorities.

We are the advisory body for the industry to maintain high standards of operation and safety.

Become a member

IRAANZ was formed in 1997 by companies and individuals working in the industry who wanted to present a united voice on common issues of concern. We encourage all companies and individuals whose business is industrial abseiling to become members of IRAANZ. By actively supporting your own industry and the improvement of its standards, you will make an investment not only in yourself but also in the industry’s future.

Find out more about becoming an IRAANZ member below:


Recent News

Best practice guidelines now available

Best practice guidelines for the industrial rope access industry have now been published by the Department of Labour. The guidelines are available on their website: Industrial Rope Access in New Zealand: Best Practice Guidelines. The guidelines have [...]

Certificate of Competence under review

The requirements for renewing Certificates of Competence issued by IRAANZ are currently under review. The focus of the review is particularly on what verification of current competence the applicant needs to include when applying to renew [...]

New Certificate of Competence criteria

The review of IRAANZ Certificates of Competence (CoC) is now complete. All NZQA-qualified rope access operators and technicians are able to obtain a Certificate of Competence, which identifies their current proficiency to work in New Zealand. [...]

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