I have spent the last couple of days at the Lyon Equipment training centre in Tebay, learning all about ropework and equipment for working at height.
During the course we looked at different systems and equipment for restraint, positioning and fall arrest for industrial rope access, tree surgery and police and military access techniques.
Theory included, the health and safety at work act, work at height regulations and the LOLER lifting regulations.
I also got to try out the ID, ASAP, Zig Zag and several other pieces of Petzl climbing, fall arrest and positioning devices.
Other elements of the course included a demonstration of breaking nylon slings without damage, with damage and with some abrasion (fluffing). Do you know which would break at the lowest load?
We will soon be able to offer our customers the full range of Lyon, Beal and Petzl work and rescue equipment for sale. Please ask for me in the shop or on the phone.