Technical Outdoor Solutions provide rope course construction, training, technical advice and equipment for the outdoor industry, as well as inspections for all PPE and Ropes Course facilities.

Technical Outdoor Solutions and Lyon Equipment.

We are proud to be recommended by Lyon Equipment as a specialist outlet for outdoor centres.  With the ability to supply both sport and work at height equipment, we can provide for all activities including high ropes courses whilst offering trusted advice on all aspects of equipment. Please see Lyon Equipment for information about what they offer.


Technical Outdoor Solutions has full public liability insurance that covers all aspects of what we do, from providing equipment and advice, to training and construction by any of our staff.


To book a training course then please contact us to discuss requirements, dates and numbers.  Once we understand your full requirements we will be able to provide a quote. With so many courses bespoke to your needs, and with varying locations and duration it is not possible to provide standard prices on line.


All our staff are experienced outdoor instructors who also have experience in constructing High Ropes Courses and are Industrial Rope Access specialists, able to provide support, advice with knowledge and understanding of your needs and the technical ability to offer solutions where needed.

Craig – Is an International Mountain Leader and ex-Royal Marine, he has many years of experience in the outdoor industry.

Craig is on the board of directors of ERCA (European Ropes Course Association).

Craig spent 8 years with Penrith Mountain Rescue Team acting as a Crag master and swift water technician.

Relevant qualifications: ERCA Trainer and Assessor for Traditional, Adventure Park, Rescue, Low Ropes & Temp Low Ropes, ERCA Periodical Inspector, PPE inspector, Wire Rope Inspector and Wood Pole Inspector, IRATA level 1, Swift Water Rescue Technician, First Aid Trainer & Assessor, Professional Trainer Certificate – Charted Institute of Environmental Health, NVQ Assessor and IPAF Powered Access Licence.

Jon – Graduating from Bristol University with an MEng in Civil Engineering, Jon has over 20 years of civil and structural design and project management experience in a variety of disciplines, most recently highway structures inspection and maintenance, providing him with a sound knowledge of engineering problem solving

Relevant qualifications: MEng in Civil Engineering, ERCA Periodical Inspector & ERCA Instructor, PPE Inspector, Wire Rope Inspector, IRATA Level 1 and Wood Pole Inspector, IPAF Powered Access Licence and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).


Emma – Graduating from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a BSc (Hons) in Outdoor and Environmental Education, Emma has spent the last nine years working in the outdoor education industry.  With a variety of land and water-based qualifications, she also comes from a background of managing centres and ropes courses. Emma is an experienced ropes course manager and can offer advice and support in all aspects of the operational documentation, training, safety and management of your ropes course.

Relevant Qualifications: ERCA Trainer and Assessor for Traditional, Adventure Park, Rescue, Low Ropes, Temp Low Ropes & Rescue. ERCA Periodical Inspector, PPE inspector, Wire Rope Inspector and Wood Pole Inspector. First aid trainer, SPA award and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

Ed – With a keen eye for detail and high standards, plus extensive knowledge in the Ropes Course Construction industry, Ed is a key member of the Construction team. Ed is also a fully qualified ERCA periodical inspector, which ensures he knows the key standards we build to. Having also worked at height for many other industry areas, Ed is a great asset to have working with us.

Relevant qualifications: Wire Rope Inspector, Wood pole inspector, ERCA periodical inspector, SPA Award, IRATA Level 1, IPAF Powered Access Licence, PASMA License, CITB SSSTS and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

Gareth – If it has wheels and Gareth can’t drive it, it isn’t worth driving. Gareth has many years experience in the Ropes Course Construction Industry and is our main Plant machinery driver.

Relevant qualifications: ERCA Wood Pole Inspector, ERCA PPE Inspector, Wire Rope Inspector, IPAF Powered Access Licence and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

Connor –  Connor came on as an Apprentice with the team at TOS but has quickly developed into an essential part of the groundwork and construction team. He is quick to learn and has a solution focused attitude.

Relevant qualifications:  IRATA Level 1, IPAF Powered Access Licence, Dumper operator and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

Antony – Ant is an integral part of the TOS team. He works mainly on the construction and maintenance side of the team. He is also an up and coming ERCA Inspector and undergoing his training here at TOS.

Relevant Qualifications: IRATA Level 1, IPAF Powered Access Licence.


Steve Ullyart Technical Outdoor Solutions

Steve – Is the backbone of Technical Outdoor Solutions, his knowledge of the industry and IT skills keeps us moving forward.  He originally started work in the Outdoors but somehow migrated into IT.  Steve still has a keen interest in the outdoors.  Steve was a former member of the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.

Bruce – An arboricultural consultant, based in Cumbria and working nationwide. He has nearly 30yrs experience of working with trees, both as a contractor and consultant. His specialisms include inspection of trees for health and safety purposes and to advise on their use for outdoor activities. He uses the latest technology to accurately plot tree locations, gather data and assess their internal condition. For information on his qualifications, experience and services, please see

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