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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...


      Is your work considered rope access? (OHS 34.1 and 34.2)

      **DISCLAIMER: This is not the official WorksafeBC website. The posts below are merely our interpretation and not official WorksafeBC regulation. To make...


      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...


      Rope Access Safety: Equipment

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


      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...


      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...


      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...


      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...


      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...


      Rope Access and Technical Rope Rescue

      Photo provided by Brent Hannam.