Pacific Ropes Blog

Toolbox Talk: Dropped Objects

According to the IRATA Work and Safety Analysis in 2016, there were 32 cases of falling or dropped objects. 24 of those cases were items dropped by...

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Does your work fall under part 34 of the worksafe bc regulation?

We get many questions from BC companies who aren't sure if they are required to follow Part 34-Rope Access when working at height. This is because...

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IRATA L1 Syllabus: Work Seats

Work seats are an item of equipment designed for your comfort and health. They’re most commonly used when techs are working in a single position for an...

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Understanding the IRATA L1 Syllabus: Edge Obstructions

Working edges, or access zones, present all sorts of hazards. That’s why we set up exclusion zones around them (an established work area that is barred...

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Understanding the IRATA L1 Syllabus: Passing mid rope Protectors

To protect the working lines against abrasion and other hazards, wrap around canvas rope protectors can be used if the risk (generally a minimally sharp...

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Understanding the IRATA L1 Syllabus: Passing mid rope knots

Tying knots is one of the core skills you’ll use regularly in rope access work. Amongst their many uses, in emergencies the appropriate knot can...

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Understanding the IRATA L1 Syllabus: Horizontal Aid Climbing

There are several different techniques you can use to climb up or descend down on a given structure. In the TACS, IRATA breaks rope access climbing...

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Understanding the IRATA L1 Syllabus: Climbing with Fall Arrest

In a fall arrest system, although you may be working on an elevated platform, your feet are still touching a solid surface. Your hands and feet are your...

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Understanding the IRATA L1 Syllabus: Re-anchors

In order to avoid a hazard, a secondary set of anchors may be installed on your rope system below the primary anchors. This is a re-anchor (aka a...

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Understanding the IRATA L1 Syllabus: Rescuing a casualty in descent mode

Rescue operations fall into two broad categories: rig-for-rescue (where the rope system has been rigged to either allow a third party to lower an...

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