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Why has the Unit Standard been removed from the IWH certificates?

REMOVAL OF UNIT STANDARDS/QUALIFICATION IWH PROFESSIONAL BODY CERTIFICATES Until recently, the IWH Professional Body has included the unit standards and qualification on our Certificates of Registration against our Designations due to the backlog of issuing Statements of Results by the SETA ETQA’s. The issuing of Statement of Competence for unit standards and qualifications should be [...]

By |2018-07-10T08:13:50+00:00July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

What regulation requires me to have 2 rescuers and first aiders on site?

General Safety regulations 3(1) and 3(4), Construction regulations 10(2)(e) and Construction regulations 10(2)(a). The contractor should ensure a safe working environment by completing a fall risk assessment before work starts, as part of this requirement the contractor needs to ensure that Industrial rope access is the expression used for those techniques whereby access is gained [...]

By |2018-07-10T08:13:03+00:00July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

What is Rope Access?

Industrial rope access is the expression used for those techniques whereby access is gained to buildings, other structures (onshore and offshore) or geological features (such as cliff faces), by means of ropes anchored to the structure or features concerned. It is generally applied to situations where the rope supports one man (or one piece [...]

By |2018-07-10T08:12:23+00:00July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

What does Petzl say with regards to the use of the Petzl Shunt for industrial Rope Access?

Context: Since 1999 Petzl has provided specific information regarding the special use of the Petzl SHUNT as a back-up device for industrial rope access. Petzl required that users must have received and mastered IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) training or similar and must also use the Petzl SHUNT within the current “IRATA method”. Extract [...]

By |2018-07-10T08:04:01+00:00July 10th, 2018|0 Comments