Statement of Medical Condition

3 of 3: CANDIDATE DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY RELEASE


  Doc. No.: FM014ENG
  Date of Issue: 01/07/19
  Issue No.: 005

This is an important document – please read it carefully before signing as you are accepting sole responsibility for
your own health and medical condition and absolving IRATA, its member companies, and their respective
personnel, training instructors and IRATA assessors (together referred to as Providers) from any liability.

Rope access at altitude or depth is an intrinsic component of training and assessment. Therefore, candidates should
be physically fit and unaffected by any medical condition that may prevent them from undertaking their training
requirements and performing any manoeuvre required during training and assessment.

Declaration
I declare that I am in good health, physically fit and consider myself suitable to undertake rope access training and
assessment. I do not have any medical conditions or contra-indications that may prevent me from working safely.

Principal contra-indications to working at height include (but are not limited to):

  • prescribed medication that may impair physical and/or mental function;
  • alcohol or drug dependence;
  • diabetes, high or low blood sugar;
  • high or low blood pressure;
  • epilepsy, fits or periods of unconsciousness, e.g. blackouts;
  • vertigo, giddiness or difficulty with balance;
  • heart disease or chest pain;
  • impaired limb function;
  • musculoskeletal issues, e.g. back pain;
  • psychiatric illness;
  • fear of heights;
  • sensory impairment, e.g. blind, deaf.
  • Risk and Disclaimer of Liability

I understand that rope access at height or depth, and the training and assessment in respect of it, carries risks to
myself and others of personal injury (including permanent disability and death) because of the possibility of falls
and collisions and is a strenuous activity.

On behalf of myself and my estate, I irrevocably release the Providers and their officers and personnel from any
and all liabilities, claims, demands and expenses including legal fees arising from or in connection with my
undertaking rope access training and assessment involved in applying for IRATA certification.

By signing this declaration, I warrant and acknowledge that:

  1. the information given by me is correct and will be relied upon by the Providers;
  2. to the best of my knowledge and belief, engaging in rope access activities would not be detrimental to my health, wellbeing or physical condition or to others who may be affected by my acts or omissions;
  3. a member company or assessor has the right to exclude me from training or assessment if they have concerns over my health, fitness or attitude to safety;
  4. (save where the Providers cannot exclude their liability by law), I accept that this Candidate Disclaimer and Liability Release remains legally binding even if the warranties and declaration given by me are untrue and I accept the risks involved in undertaking the training and assessment; and
  5. I will advise IRATA should my health or vulnerability to injury change and immediately cease rope access activities unless approved to do so by a medical doctor.

This Candidate Disclaimer and Liability Release shall be construed and governed in accordance with English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


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