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!
We are currently looking to recruit Freelance staff to work alongside our team building and maintaining high ropes courses. The role involves working at height, so experience of this is essential. If you have an appropriate ropes course qualification, e.g. Level 1 IRATA that would be beneficial, but we also value SRT and relevant climbing qualifications. […]
After Jon and Steve had done an excellent job of constructing Carreg Adventure’s ropes course, Stu went down to Swansea to carry out training on the new elements. Here are just some of the photos from the course – see our Facebook page for more… http://www.carregadventure.co.uk/adventure/schoolsgroups/
Stu visited Plas Menai, the National Outdoor Centre for Wales www.plasmenai.co.uk to carry out training with some of their staff. It was an early morning start, but the Low Ropes Site Specific Instructor and Maintenance training went really well and the team really enjoyed it. Looks like the sun shone on Stu this time! See […]
Stu has just returned from a great week of training in Ireland at Squirrels Scramble http://pascoelang.ie/index.php/squirrelsscramble/ Some of the staff there completed the ERCA Adventure Park Instructors course as well as the ERCA Site Specific Rescue Course. These are just a few photos – please see our Facebook page for a short video of the new […]
Stu visited Newton Rigg College, Cumbria www.newtonrigg.ac.uk to carry out the ERCA Traditional High Ropes Instructor and Rescue course. Though cold and windy, the students had a great time! For more pictures and a great video of someone braving the winds to cross one tricky element, see our Facebook page (link above)
We have been awarded Safecontractor accreditation. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. www.safecontractor.com John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they […]
Stu and Kath will be at the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) regional conference at Brathay (http://www.brathay.org.uk/) on Friday 23rd Jan. We will have the Temporary Low Ropes in a Box kit up and running for delegates to try over the course of two workshops. We will also have lots of information about our training courses as […]
Craig has just returned from the ERCA Expert Day in Wijhe in the Netherlands http://www.erca.cc/index.php/en/. He delivered a practical workshop all about our Temporary Low Ropes kit, which was extremely well received. If you are interested in this exciting new kit, please get in touch.
Come and see us at the Institute for Outdoor Learning National Conference on 17th and 18th October. http://www.outdoor-learning.org/ We have one of the largest exhibition stands at this biennial conference – held this year in Holywell Park, Loughborough. As well as other training providers and organisations, there will be a whole host of masterclasses and workshops exploring […]
Additional technical information for PETZL TRAC/TRAC PLUS pulleys Ref: Additional technical information for PETZL TRAC/TRAC PLUS pulleys As part of PETZL’s continued commitment to the highest standards of quality and security PETZL have today released additional technical information on the maintenance and inspection of their TRAC and TRAC PLUS pulleys. This information bulletin may be […]
Warning During the course of extensive checking of the bolts on the hardware products “Conecto”, “Conecto Small” and “Conecto Swivel” by EDELRID, it was ascertained that: many of the bolts were not inspected yearly, some of the bolts were damaged (the only way to detect if the bolt is damaged is by checking the torque), […]