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The venue
High Q’s new training venue is in an old flour mill, located on the bank of the River Calder in the former Mill Town of Brighouse. The venue has the benefit of being indoors and yet offers a maximum height of 16 metres (over 50 feet). This exposure to height, and the structure of the venue ensure that the training environment provides realistic situations helping our trainees to be more job ready.
The venue has great transport links; within easy walking distance of Brighouse rail station, and by road is an easy commute to Leeds, Manchester, Bradford, Doncaster and Sheffield. The venue is central to the town, and for anyone staying it is an easy walk to hotels and restaurants including the Waterfront Hotel, and the excellent Miller’s Bar and 47 Grains restaurant.

Our people
Our training staff just got bigger and more qualified! We have been busy running courses in the UK, Japan and Australia and along with getting some extra quality people on-board, more and more of our staff have progressed to Instructor level. Why is this important? Well, you know that when you come to High Q, you are getting instruction from training professionals, not just some level 3 who has been dragged off a worksite.
High Q’s directors, Craig Shaw, Karl Raby and Peter Wood are also IRATA Assessors. They guide the training programs for all our High Q entities UK, Australia and Japan. Their experience as Assessors and Instructors helps greatly when it comes to understanding current best practice across the globe, and whilst serving on IRATA committees, Peter and Karl have both contributed to the development of the IRATA Training and Certification Scheme.

Training guarantee
The IRATA training week and the 3rd party assessment are rigorous and tough, and whilst we our proud of high pass rates, we understand that it’s possible for anyone to fail on the day. So, if you do blow your assessment, or choose not to assess at the end of the week, then we provide another course for free, and you’ll only pay for the additional assessment.

High Q are a Full IRATA training member with permanent training facilities in the UK and Australia. We provide regular scheduled IRATA training courses for the internationally recognized IRATA level 1 training course, IRATA Level 2 training course and IRATA Level 3 training course. All assessments are performed by external, independently IRATA certified assessors. We also provide ad hoc training throughout Europe, Australia and Asia for corporate clients.

On successful completion and registration following an IRATA training course, the trainee will receive an IRATA logbook, identification card and certificate, which unlike many other qualifications are recognised around the world.

Only IRATA qualified personnel are permitted to perform industrial rope access work aboard offshore oil and gas installations in UK, Australian and most other international waters.


IRATA Full Member Company, Operator and Trainer O/T8149

Our Location


Compared to other training companies the High Q Trainer was better.

Training Course

Superb and friendly, communication throughout. Would highly Recommend.

March 2019
Irata Training Course

You learn everything you need.

IRATA Training Course

Very professional, trainer made each candidate feel confident. Training and teaching are best I’ve had.

High Q training course

Happy to get stuck into any task.

Project Manager
Telecommunications company, North Sea.

Well worth the money and was good that I was able to go with the return customer course price

IRATA Training Course

Very approachable. Easy to follow teaching techniques combined with a clear teaching style.

Aug, 2018

Having more than one trainer was great as at most points there was one to one.


Excellent in all aspects of service.

Maintenance Team Leader
UK Oil and Gas Operator

Good, really enjoyed it.

IRATA Training Course

Made us feel very welcome and broke the instructions down to the basic level. Very good.

IRATA Training Course

Steve was happy to give me extra interesting stuff to do after I was happy with syllabus, which will help my progression to L2.

Sept, 2018
Irata Training Course

I have heard of other training providers. High Q has the best feedback.

IRATA Training Course

Fantastic work, efficient and delivered on time with minimum disruption.  Highly recommended.

Euan Noble
Managing Director, ROKT LTD

Knowledgeable and clear instruction.

High Q training course

Learnt so many new skills and better technique.

March, 19
IRATA Training Course

Excellent Course.

IRATA Training Course

Excellent co-operation and professional attitudes during these complex works. Job Well done.

Site Engineer
UK Oil Operator

Very good value for money.

IRATA Training Course

Learnt very valuable skills and knowledge.

IRATA Training Course

Excellent trainers lots of time for individual progression and the ‘no question is a stupid question’ theory is always good.

IRATA Training Course

Steve accomodated me perfectly

J. Whitely
IRATA Training Course

Very knowledgable.

IRATA Training Course

I was very happy with High Q’s performance.  Really appreciate your efforts.

Principal Engineer
Capita Infastructure

It was really good the trainer was a big help and took us through well.

IRATA Training Course

Lots of valuable knowledge.

IRATA Training Course

Easy to follow teaching techniques combined with a clear teaching style. New practical techniques taught.

High Q training course

Cost effective compared to other providers.

High Q training course

Friendly, and a helpful secretary.

IRATA Training Course

Excellent use of space.

High Q training course