Welcome to I.A Solutions' news centre.
12 months ago I.A Solutions became the 1st ever New Zealand IRATA Operations and Training member company. Sure we’ve had the Aussie owned subsidiaries in and out over the last few years, but until 2017 New Zealand had never had an IRATA member company to call its own.
As it turns out we weren’t to remain a lone voice for long, with the New Zealand membership doubling in size almost simultaneously and the IRATA New Zealand flag flying proudly in Christchurch.
I.A Solutions set out with the goal of ensuring New Zealand had a genuine voice within IRATA and to present a true a kiwi perspective on the international stage.
We’ve been punching well above our weight to ensure kiwi representation and recognition within IRATA at the highest level. I.A Solutions championed the rebranding of the Australian Regional Advisory Committee to ensure it accurately reflected the reality of membership outside of Australia.
Our other driver for IRATA membership, was to shake up the status quo and bring some long overdue competition to the IRATA training scene.
We decided to put rope technicians first by offering superior training at an affordable price. I think its safe to say we’ve delivered, with a 90% pass rate for the year and our competitors being forced to significantly up their game.
As 2018 beckons so do new challenges.
I.A Solutions is the proud host of the soon to be rebranded Australian Regional Advisory Committee AGM, which will see representatives from every Australian and New Zealand IRATA member company descend on Wellington for 2 days.
We’ll continue to represent at the AGM and we’ll be seeking to push through changes to ensure the continued growth of IRATA and rope access within New Zealand
We’ll also be constantly improving our training and training venue to ensure technicians get the best training possible and gain the skills they need to work safely and efficiently.
I.A Solutions doesn’t collect association logo’s, we’re not interested in an alphabet soup of training schemes and certifications we can’t deliver. We’ll be maintaining a firm focus on IRATA training because we know what keeps technicians employed and we know what keeps technicians safe.
Lastly we’d like to thank all those who trained with us, who supported us and who worked with us in 2017. We wish you all a very Merry Xmas and a safe and happy new year.
See you in 2018!!
Well we’re 3 courses into our 2017 IRATA training calendar and we’re very proud to be currently tracking at a highly respectable 92% pas rate on our IRATA training courses!
We’ve put a a hell of a lot of hard work into getting this far and you can trust we won’t be resting on our laurels as we strive to provide the best IRATA training and the best price New Zealand has to offer.
A big thanks has to go to our amazing assistant trainers – Stevie Marshall and Andrew Wilson who have helped make our course such a success.
Our Training Centre is open and we are taking bookings for our first training course starting 30th January 2017. Bookings are live on our site so check us out, book in and start your year off with a new / updated accreditation.
We’ll its been a long, hard slog but we got there. I.A Solutions is now New Zealand’s first 100%, homegrown IRATA rope access operating and training member company.
We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to all those who helped us along the way and remind everyone else that the journey has just begun.
Keep an eye on our website as we roll out our IRATA rope access training course schedule and our online rope access equipment store and don’t forget to follow us on facebook and twitter.
We’re very pleased to announce that I.A Solutions has successfully completed the final stage of IRATA membership audit and we remain on track to become the first New Zealand owned and operated IRATA member company. Our application now goes to the IRATA executive committee for final approval.
We’d like to thank all those who worked so hard to ensure we meet the requirements of IRATA’s industry leading rope access management systems and make the audit such a success.
We’ll be putting the finishing touches on our training centre over the coming weeks in anticipation of our first training course.
To all the industrial abseilers out there, competition is coming!
Please keep your eyes on this space for further information on our IRATA training schedule and pricing. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
As they say, all good things must come to an end and so we must bid adieu to the Montara Venture.
I.A Solutions has been supplying IRATA level 3 supervisory coverage for the past few years to the onboard rope access inspection and maintenance teams.
We’ve managed to clock up over 6500 hours injury free and during that time we’ve done it all….. from painting and blasting, stopaq application and corrosion control, crane and piping inspections via UT, MPI and ECT to Lloyd’s surveys and everything in between. We’ve mde sure the industrial abseilers who’ve been our responsibility have been able to complete their jobs safely, first time, every time!
Bringing a new IRATA training centre to Wellington is a seriously exciting venture. The steelwork was set in place today, looking impressive. Located just outside of Plimmerton, in the Business Park we’re a walk away from the train station. Watch this space and our Facebook for our first training dates.
Another festive season done and dusted and I.A Solutions personnel prepare to burn off those excess kilo’s gained over the holiday period.
Back aboard the Montara Venture assisting Darwin Inspection and Testing Services (DITS) with their 2015 inspection campaign.
Its a steady diet of rope access, UT and Visual Inspection for the upcoming months.
In pursuit of our goal in becoming New Zealand’s first and only locally owned and operated IRATA member company, I.A Solutions is pleased to announce the recent completion of our stage 1 IRATA membership audit.
We see our ongoing commitment to IRATA’s industry leading rope access management system and training and certification scheme as crucial in our drive fto deliver safer more efficient rope access services.
We will be commencing our stage 2 audit shortly so our hardworking team won’t be resting on our laurels.
Stay tuned for more updates and look out for the opening of our IRATA accredited rope access training venue in 2016.