Specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry 3sun Group has been awarded full operator membership to International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA). This accreditation certifies that the Group’s personnel have the required procedures, skills and techniques to safely work at height.
IRATA is the world’s leading authority on industrial rope access, with 3sun Group now boasting full membership until 2017 after having been assessed and verified by an independent third party auditor.
IRATA members are obliged to work in accordance with the conditions laid out in the International Code of Practice commended by the Health and Safety Executive (UK).
Graham Hacon, CEO of 3sun Group said: “Securing full IRATA accreditation highlights the company’s robust processes, practices and systems in place.
“Following a comprehensive review of the business, we have been accepted as a full member, demonstrating that our quality assurance, safety, training and working practices meet the required stringent standards.
“Working within the oil and gas and renewable energy industries, it is essential that we have the required accreditation in place and, as a world renowned industry body, IRATA was a top priority for us. Being IRATA approved will enable us to widen our service offering, including scaffolding, blade repairs and inspection. We will also now be able to deliver projects which require level 3 IRATA approved technicians who are capable of site supervision for work scopes requiring rope access.”
Following its six years of consistent and impressive growth, the Group recently received a £10million investment from Business Growth Fund, the bank-backed independent company established to help Britain’s growing businesses. The investment will enable 3sun Group to continue to expand its high quality service and products offering worldwide including opportunities to establish new overseas locations.
The Group employs more than 300 staff onshore and offshore. Headquartered in Great Yarmouth, England, it has a base in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and has seen recent expansion internationally following the creation of bases in Bergen, Norway and in Esbjerg, Denmark.