About Mark Wright

Mark Wright, a keen cave explorer since the age of 13, started his work at height career in the early 1980’s at the inception of the industrial rope access industry in the UK. He was part of a small group of the countries most experienced climbers and cavers who saw the possibilities of providing difficult access solutions for industry by utilising the skills developed on the world’s highest mountains and in the world’s deepest caves.

Since 1988, Mark has been one the world’s leading providers of industrial rope access training. He was one of the first to be assessed as a Level 3 Safety Supervisor under the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) training scheme in 1989, becoming a training Assessor in 1991.

Mark sat for 12 years as a core member of the association’s Training committee, chairing it for 6 years and also served for 6 years as a member of the association’s Executive committee.

He represented IRATA on the HSE Advisory Committee on Work at Height Training, prior to the introduction of the 2005 Work at Height Regulations.

Between 2010 and 2014 Mark sat as a core member of the association’s Document Review Panel, culminating with the current revision of the IRATA International code of practice.

From the late 1980’s through to the early 2000’s, Mark worked worldwide developing operating procedures and providing training for many of the world’s largest industrial rope access companies. He developed working procedures, provided training and subsequently supervised the first ever enhanced survey of a 318,000t, 351m VLCC Supertanker using industrial rope access methods whilst in transit between Singapore and Dubai.

Mark’s involvement with the super yacht industry began in 2009, providing working aloft training on-board a 130m+ vessel. He has since built up an impressive portfolio of the world’s largest luxury motor yachts that have recognized the need for regular crew member training.