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A Great Occasion for Safety at Height

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

The Asia-Pacific rope access community made history this week with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between 6 countries, pledging joint cooperation toward advancement and promotion of the mutual interests of rope access safety through training, professional competence and continual improvement in rope access processes and procedures.
Representatives from rope access organizations throughout the region, including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, and Taiwan joined together in the agreement with Singapore for the mutual benefit of the entire rope access community. The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) was privileged to be present to witness this momentous occasion.
As part of the agreement, these organizations have agreed to mutually recognize different levels of rope access technician competency in accordance with ISO 22846 Code of Practice for Rope Access. In addition, the organizations will work together to jointly develop and publish professional, technical, and training guidelines, and to cooperate in professional events and activities including seminars, conferences, workshops, networking sessions, and more.
The Singapore Rope Access Association, under direction of Chairman Mr. Eric Soon, established an excellent reference point for future efforts by serving as host of the Rope Access Management Seminar, where the Memorandum was signed. The one day seminar provided informative and educational lectures and presentations for the benefit of rope access managers and practitioners who were present.
Mr. Eric Soon of Singapore Rope Access Association, and representative members of the Australian Rope Access Association, are to be commended for their outstanding efforts in engaging this cooperative effort.

Shaun Reed and Scotty Nelson Attempt to Establish the First Free Ascent of The Unemployment Line on Mt. Broderick

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Shaun Reed, Mechanical Engineer, Certified Rope Access Technician and recreational rock climber and his friend Scotty Nelson train and make an effort to establish the first free ascent of ,The Unemployment Line, an aid route on Mt. Broderick in Yosemite. In addition to his rock climbing pursuits, Shaun recently attended the ANSI Z359 meeting on Fall Protection in Chicago representing the Bureau of Reclamation.

The article and embedded video at the link below, show his commitment to achieving huge challenges in the vertical world! Will he free the route on Mt. Broderick? Click on the link below to find out!

Train Smarter: Scotty and Shaun’s Moment of Truth in Yosemite – Never Stop Exploring

What does it take to establish a first free ascent (FFA) in Yosemite Valley? Last November, friends Scotty Nelson and Shaun Reed, recreational climbers from…

Are You Concerned About the Future of Fall Protection or Rope Access Standards in the US?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Are you concerned about the future of fall protection or rope access standards in the United States? If so, consider attending the next meeting of the ANSI Z359 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Fall Arrest/Protection on October 28-30, 2014 in Chicago. Pre-registration is required – check http://lnkd.in/b4zjnJV for more information.

Z359 COMMITTEE MEETING | American Society of Safety Engineers


Recent VRS Trained Rope Access Worker Installs Gold Leaf on Colorado Capital Dome

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Check out Forrest Filler, a recently VRS trained rope access worker with EverGreene Architectural Arts, installing some gold leaf on the Colorado Capital Dome last week! Move over Michelangelo! The next VRS Open Enrollment Rope Access Course is September 15-19 at PMI Denver, click here for more info or to register: https://classic.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1384555

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