Well, it’s been a busy start to the Winter! We have built a brand low ropes course at Thurston Outdoor Education Centre on the shores of Coniston Water, Cumbria (thurston-oec.co.uk), carried out major structural works to the ropes course at the MacMillan Academy Centre for Outdoor Learning (www.macmillan-academy.org.uk) and inspected the high ropes course at […]
Congratulations to Emma who has recently passed the PPE Inspectors’ course with Lyon Equipment (www.lyon.co.uk/workandrescue/) Four members of our team are now fully qualified to carry out PPE inspections – helping you to ensure your kit remains up to date and fit for use.
Laggan Outdoors (www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk) has one of the longest zip wires in Europe…and there are two of them…side by side! We recently carried out the Annual Inspection for them – all 820m of “zip”. Beautiful weather made for a great day…and some stunning views!
Jersey College (www.victoriacollege.je/combined-cadet-force.aspx) was the latest venue for our team who delivered the Temporary Low Ropes Instructor training course to the College’s CCF department. Sunshine and blue skies made for a great course – and meant that they successfully used EVERY single item in the box! Well done guys! For more photographs of the Temporary Low Ropes in […]
We have just run our first course at our training venue in Penrith. Having moved earlier in the year to better facilities, we are now able to run courses in Cumbria – thanks to a couple of local high ropes courses who we work with who allowed us access to their excellent facilities. Day One […]
At the beginning of the month, Emma and Stu delivered some training with the Frank Chapman Centre http://frankchapmancentre.co.uk/. The team there were really impressed by the training (Traditional Ropes Course Instructor and Site Specific Rescuer) and left the following comments: “Thanks for delivering a phenomenal course.” “Brilliant course, interesting, never dull and excellent level of knowledge.” “Very […]
Please note that DMM have issued a PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING for some of their locking karabiners – please see the link to the PDF below: http://dmmclimbing.com/documents/dmm-product-safety-warning-11-09-2015.pdf This is important as it affects a number of karabiners which they are recommending be REMOVED FROM SERVICE.
We are delighted to welcome EMMA PARROTT to the team. Emma has worked in the great outdoors for the last nine years and, in that time, has managed centres and ropes courses. She comes to us with a BSc (Hons) degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education from John Moore’s University as well as a wide […]
Stu has been carrying out inspections “down south” – including Cobnor and QE2 Activities Centres. Testing ground and top anchors as well as zip wires, climbing walls and ropes courses. Does yours need doing…? Contact us to book an inspection or for some advice on what your activity centre requires.
We are running an Operational Inspection and Maintenance course at our new training venue in Penrith on the following dates: 14th – 16th September 12th – 14th October 9th – 11th November This course provides attendees with a broad understanding of the skills and techniques required to carry out operational inspections of ropes courses to comply […]
Congratulations to the staff at Outdoor Discovery in Aviemore, who recently passed their Traditional Ropes Course Instructor and Site Specific Rescuer courses. www.outdoordiscovery.co.uk Here are a few of the snaps that Stu took – see more on our Facebook page. If you would like to book a course, or discuss what you/your Centre require, please […]
Urban Adventure in Carlisle (www.urban-adventure.co.uk) have just had their great High Ropes course inspected – and it passed with flying colours. The staff also completed their Traditional High Ropes Instructor Training, and site specific training for Zip Wire, Power Fan and Climbing Wall – more photos can be seen on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/technicaloutdoorsolutions)
Please note that the new European Standards EN15567 part 1 and part 2 come in to effect today – 1st June 2015. These apply to all owners, trainers and inspectors of ropes courses – there are some significant changes to this updated version, so it is important you have familiarised yourself with them. You will not […]
Stu has just returned from assessing The Crew at Creepy Valley, on the beautiful island of Jersey www.creepyvalley.je. Assessments completed were: Adventure Park Instructor; Traditional High Ropes Instructor; Zip Wire; Power Fan and 3G Swing. The staff were also assessed in operating their new Rookie course – a mini adventure park for little adventurers aged […]
Stu has just returned from training the staff who operate what is probably the most northerly ropes course in the UK! Air Exteme, near John O’Groats http://www.airextreme.co.uk/air-extreme, is a fantastic facility with some of the most popular elements of a high ropes course. Stu carried out their annual inspection (which they passed) as well as staff training. […]
Stu sampled the delights of Eaton Vale Activity Centre last week www.eatonvale.co.uk and he had clearly organised some sunshine too! The staff completed an ERCA Instructors Course on their fantastic High Ropes facility. Well done to all who took part!