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What is a Rope Access Plan? (OHS 34.3)

Before any rope access work can be implemented on site, a few pre-planning tasks need to be completed. Included in this pre-planning stage is the creation...

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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? (OHS 34.1 and 34.2)

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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Toolbox Talk: Knots at the end of Ropes

IRATA has created various topic sheets for us to use as Toolbox Talk Topics. In each topic sheet, they've included case studies to help us visualize the...

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Rope Access Safety: Equipment

Last but not least, the fifth safety component of the Rope Access system is equipment management.

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Rope Access Safety: Supervisors

The fourth safety component to the Rope Access system is the Level 3 Rope Access Supervisor. We touched upon the thorough training and certification...

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Rope Access Safety: Training and Personnel

The third safety component to understand is the structure and organization of Rope Access training. Simply put, if you don’t have training experience in...

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Rope Access Safety: The Rope Access Method

What is Rope Access exactly?

We get asked this question a lot! To put it simply, Rope Access is a two-rope system (a working line and back-up line) that...

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Rope Access Safety: Program and Paperwork

At Pacific Ropes, our Rope Access program is outlined in our Rope Access Operating Procedures, also known as the RAOP. Think of it as the Occupational...

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Ya Can't Touch That: The Problem with Cutting a Lanyard in a Rescue

First of all, let's begin with a video Pacific Ropes has spent some time lamenting over. What you see is how, when you cut a lanyard in a rescue, it...

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