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Workshop: Tripods and Powered Winches in Rope Access
RopeLab’s Richard Delaney will be running a cutting-edge workshop at our Sydney facility on 13-14 May 2017 on the topic of powered winches in technical roping disciplines. This is an area of considerable interest to many tech’s, and you’ll be learning from one of the best. Places are limited, and quite inexpensive so ensure you book your seat without delay.
Tripods and Winches: 13-14 May, 2017
Pinnacle Safety and Training
Unit 1, 139 Beaconsfield Street
Silverwater, NSW 2128
9am – 5pm
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May, 2017
This 2 day workshop has been designed for rope access technicians, riggers and rescue operators who are using tripods and powered winches on their worksites to move people and other loads.
In his recent article, Rigging or Roping?, Richard discusses some of the issues around the use of these tools. This workshop aims to:
- Increase students’ understanding of the legal and safety issues around the use of tripods and powered winches to move loads.
- Increase students’ knowledge of appropriate rope based systems to move loads using tripods and powered winches.
Please note that this content does not fall into any standard rigging or rope access training. Richard has recognised that there are often knowledge gaps in this area. He is both a qualified and experienced Rope Access Technician and Rigger, as well as an experienced trainer. Theoretical and practical sessions will include:
- Australian qualifications and regulations that apply to rope access and mechanical lifting.
- Tripods, gin poles and other artificial high directionals.
- Equipment ratings: MBS and SWL of rope based systems.
- Powered winches.
- Tension load cells: monitoring system loads.
Richard is offering a dscount to existing RopeLab Members.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the training and Raymond would have to be the best trainer and communicator I have had the pleasure of learning from. His knowledge and depth of experience is evident and astounding. Consistently throughout the course, Raymond backed up the theory component with examples of hands-on experience and interesting stories that related to the context. It was an intense five-day course, however not at any stage was it boring or mundane. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to complete this course and would highly recommend the training to other colleagues in our organisation.