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This week we turn the normal level 3 rescue, passing a set of knots on its head. Why don't we get level 3's to lower a casualty and have to to bypass knots? We look at situations where you may need this skill in the field, and options for how it is done. Let us know if you would like this rescue added to the level 3 syllabus.…
 
RESPECTING YOUR FELLOW ROPE TECHS - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I’m chatting about Respect for your fellow Rope Techs. Now this doesn’t have to be just for the rope access industry. But as we know that’s the industry, I’m in so I can only really speak to that. …
 
THE BASICS OF SWL - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting about the basics of Safe Working Load (SWL). This isn’t going to be a long episode but with the increased interest in the topic, I wanted to shine some light on the subject. This is part 1 of 2. S…
 
This week we chat with Mac Northeast the inventor of the Mac Pro and the Ladder Safe Leash. We chat about how these products came about, one from an accident Mac witnessed, the testing process and the evolution of the products. If you are keen to get your hands on them check out. www.mac-pro.com.au and Ladder Safe Leash on Face book.…
 
WHEN SHOULD YOU UPGRADE TO LEVEL 2 - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I’m chatting about when you should upgrade from level 1 to level 2. SPRAT or IRATA, my thoughts are the same. I think everyone should upgrade as soon as possible. No matter what everyone else out …
 
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY HOURS - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I’m chatting about a common question I get. What happens with my Rope Access Hours if I expire? My goal here is to keep you all up to date as things change in our industries. So! Please make sure to subscri…
 
This week we sit down with Ali Rugg, to talk about the reality of working away in rope access, it could be on regular swings , shut down work or just stand alone projects.How do you deal with it and how it affects family. Ali and I have known each other for nearly 3 decades, so a little trip down memory lane was inevitable.…
 
ANSI Z459.1 - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I’m diving into ANSI Z459.1 Rope Access Standard that was just released. I did pay for a version of this standard so I knew what the standard itself said. So I could comment on it a little better. I also spoke with peop…
 
RESPECTING OUR MANUFACTURES - TECH TALK / PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to the Rope Access and Climbing Podcast YouTube addition. Today I’m chatting about having respect for our manufactures. We have all seen it, someone gets a new item they are all happy with it. Then they miss use it or don’t use it as it w…
 
THE BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I wanted to chat to you about something that came to mind this week as I was hanging off the side of a building. Yes, Not hanging of some massive structure in the Oil and Gas Industry, hanging off a bu…
 
ROPE ACCESS NUMBERS - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I’m chatting about Rope Access Numbers. Not the number of people in the industry or the number of things that have gone wrong. But the Measurements we seem to talk about in our industry. Last week (JULY 11/21) I…
 
ENTERTAINMENT RIGGING WITH SIOBHAN - INTERVIEW - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting with Siobhan about the industry of Entertainment Rigging as well dive into a little bit of Suspension Trauma and Fall Protection standards. Please go and subscribe to her YouTub…
 
This week we sit down with Willie Johnstone and chat about rope access through the 80's, 90's to today. Willie is an Auditor, Assessor and consultant for companies. These chats are so real even his grandfather clock gets to chime in. The question is why didn't Willie want to jump in the Delorean to go back to where it started? Great chat with anoth…
 
LET'S TALK SPRAT WITH TROLL - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting with Troll about All Things SPRAT. I haven’t done a lot of research on SPRAT in past years, as a Canadian working in the Oil and Gas industry, this certification isn’t widely accepted. However, al…
 
This week we sit down with Richie Spence. Richie has gone from a Level 2 who didn't want to take the responsibility of being a Level 3 all the way through to Technical Authority to Evaluator, and IRATA Auditor. A great chat about how rope access can take you to places you didn't imagine, if you are willing to put in the work and take opportunities …
 
PETZL ROPETRIP WITH MICAH RUSH – PODCAST - INTERVIEW THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting with Micah Rush from Peak Rescue about his experience at the Petzl RopeTrip as a judge and a competitor. We also chat a little bit about our thoughts on Rope Access, Rope Re…
 
IRATA TACS DOCUMENT UPDATE - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I’m chatting about the recent changes IRATA has made to the TACS Document. 9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, and 9.4.6 For the most part, it should be pretty straightforward. But for others, it may not. So, I’m going …
 
TAILING ROPES WITH RONIN RESCUE – INTERVIEW – PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting with Mark from Ronin Rescue again. But today I’m diving into the who, what, where did this topic/concept come from and who does it apply to. Is this something that only a…
 
Keeley is a second generation welder and IRATA rope tech, having found some great support at Women Building Futures in Alberta, Canada, Keeley has kicked down some doors and created a great future for herself and her kids, She is now passing the baton to her daughter as a IRATA level 1, the first mother daughter rope techs I have found in IRATA. Gr…
 
CANADIAN MANUFACTURING WITH IGOR - PODCAST - INTERVIEW - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting with Igor from Eyolf. Igor, is based in Ontario, Canada where his family-run company is one of if not the only industry-based gear manufacture in Canada. It may not be a…
 
This week i had the pleasure of sitting down with Charlie, this is where it all started for me back in '98. Charlie on the other hand has been on the ropes since the 80's. Developing his own techniques to ensure having a back up and using an Orange Chair??? A few trips down memory lane for me in this one. 2 mates having a chat. Hope you like it.…
 
SOMETHING I DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. I have avoided having this conversation for a while now, but it’s come to the point where I need to get this off my chest. Over the past year, the pandemic has changed the way we work, it has changed how we li…
 
ROPE ACCESS UPGRADES -THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I'm chatting about upgrading from Level 1 to 2, or from 2 to 3. No matter if you’re a SPRAT or IRATA Tech the training will be pretty much the same with a few differences. The biggest being the hours and the time frame yo…
 
WORKING AT HEIGHTS – ROPE ACCESS VS FALL PROTECTION - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I'm chatting about Rope Access Vs Fall Protection. I start to dive into the differences between the two certifications to kind of shine light on the conversation and the big misunderstandin…
 
PETZL GRILLON IN ROPE ACCESS – TECH TALK - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m going to discuss a few things about the Petzl Grillon. This is not a review or a spec-based episode, but I would like to discuss a few things about the device from my experiences. I’m going to…
 
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