We were very jealous when Stu came back from his training course in Jersey where the weather always seems to be lovely! However, the sun is eventually making an appearance here in Cumbria… Creep Valley Adventure Centre (www.creepyvalley.je/) always look after our Chief Trainer – thank you! Well done to all the staff who passed their […]
We are currently looking to recruit Freelance staff (with the possibility of it leading to a permanent contract) to work alongside our team building high ropes courses. The role involves working at height, so experience of this is desirable. If you have a Level 1 IRATA qualification then it will come in handy, but we […]
Operational Inspection & Maintenance training course (7th – 10th March). Successful completion of this popular course will enable you to carry out Operational Inspections of your ropes course as a competent person under EN 15567. The course will be based at our training venue and includes the theory and practical inspection of wire rope, wood poles, fasteners, fixings […]
We had a great couple of days at the Lyon Equipment Rescue Specialist Workshop held earlier in the month in Tebay, Cumbria. (www.lyon.co.uk/workandrescue/) Craig, Stu and Emma ran a workshop all about carrying out rescues from zip lines…see photos below. Lyon’s training facility was an excellent venue.
We have worked with Lyon Equipment to develop a heavy-duty Shear Reduction Block for the most versatile rigging possibilities. Designed for minimum anchor wear with 14mm maillon or suitable karabiner; Marine grade stainless steel used throughout; Multiple rigging options to suit anchor orientation, reducing the links in the safety chain and keeping ropes high; Fail-safe back-up […]
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 […]