Certifications and accreditations

Kong S.p.A. is a company organized with a UNI EN ISO 9001 certified quality management system, but that's not all! We also have GWO and IRATA certifications.


Being qualified as a UNI EN ISO 9001 company since 1994 means taking care of the way we conduct our business processes, improving effectiveness and efficiency in product manufacturing and service delivery, and striving for customer satisfaction as much as possible.

In particular, we are certified in the following fields of application:

  • design, production and sales of connectors and equipment for mountaineering, rescue, work at height, industry and boating

  • design and provision of training services within the vocational education and training system with particular, though not exclusive, reference to safety in the workplace

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The Global Wind Organization (GWO) is an association of wind turbine owners and manufacturers founded in 2009 with the mission of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry through cooperation among its members in setting common industry best practice standards for related health and safety training. GWO is a non-profit organization and its activities include program governance, development and maintenance of training standards, communication and various outreach activities, as well as general operations.

Kong is GWO certified and adheres to its training standards, promoting a culture of understanding and reducing the risks associated with safety in the wind turbine industry.


IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) is a non-profit association which consists of over 650 companies, including Kong. Its aim is to promote and develop a safe rope access system, which it pioneered, to support its member companies and to enable their technicians to work safely and effectively. All companies registered with IRATA must meet specific qualifications to be admitted and undergo regular independent audits to ensure compliance with IRATA requirements in terms of safety, training, work practices and quality assurance.

Companies registered with IRATA include training and/or operating companies. Operational companies are responsible for contracting operations that involve working in elevated positions or confined spaces, using rope access techniques, while training companies offer five-day courses for individual technicians involved in rope access.

Kong is an IRATA certified company and espouses the aims and objectives of the association, which are to promote high standards of safety, quality of work and the continuous improvement of the educational and training aspects of rope access.