Rope Access Training

Talon NDT Limited's Rope Access Department was formed to provide the oil and gas industry with a permanent centre based in Aberden offering full time structured training in rope access techniques.

Most NDT technicians now require rope access qualifications to compliment their inspection activities and Talon Specialised Training was conceived to provide this service in a professional and friendly environment.

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We now operate out of 2 locations.


Talon NDT Limited
Unit 9
Murcar Commercial Park
Denmore Road
Bridge of Don
AB23 8JW

Edinburgh (Rope Access Only)

Talon NDT Limited
Unit 5, 6b Dryden Road
Bilston Glen Industrial Estate
EH20 9LZ

Our training facility in Aberdeen is approximately 3500 square feet, permantently rigged with a variety of challenging training set-ups, including two static platforms at height. This gives us a good versatile environment for training at all three levels of competence.

Theory work and written assessments are carried out in a dedicated classroom with various visual aids. Lunch, tea, coffee and light refreshments are included in the course price.

A locker room/changing facility is available for the safe keeping for valuables and personal items.


All course equipment is supplied by Talon NDT Limited and is dedicated for training purposes only. We have a wide range of equipment for use in our training courses (we are more than willing to accomodate any client requests for specific equipment).

All equipment is certified for use in industrial rope access & maintained to the highest standard.


Company insurance covers Instructors and Trainees.


All candidates are required by IRATA to sign a self-certification medical form or will need to provide a medical certificate stating that you are fit to work at height. This can be obtained from your local GP or a UKOOA standard medical.

This is a mandatory requirement if your intention is to work in the offshore industry.

Physical Fitness

Please be advised that all levels of Rope Access Training and Assessment involve dynamically demanding activities and require a reasonable level of physical fitness.

IRATA Registration

Coure costs at level I include registration with IRATA, provision of a log book and a working at height manual. To become registered you must provide your National Insurance number and 4 passport photographs.

Clothing & Footwear

We recommend that you wear loose fitting clothing and a good pair of stiff soled boots. Coveralls can be provided if required.

Level II Requirements

Level I to level II requires 1000 hours and 1 years experience

Re-assessment Requirements

Any level I, II or III candidate undertaking re-assessment after the expiry of the current assessment will require 4 days training. However any level II or III candidate in excess of six months after expiry may revert to a lower level. Appeals will be allowed but must be put in writing to the IRATA office (First Floor, Unit 3, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, Kent  TN24 8XW).

Direct Entry

Direct entry is not something that Talon currently offer. Please contact IRATA for more information

Course Dates

Course dates available on request. You can contact us by clicking here.

Course Application Form

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