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Step into your harness and get ready for a podcast about the vertical world. Hi, I’m Mikey Stevenson and welcome to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Bringing you tips, tricks and conversation about the rope access industry and beyond.

The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast Mikey Stevenson

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Step into your harness and get ready for a podcast about the vertical world. Hi, I’m Mikey Stevenson and welcome to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Bringing you tips, tricks and conversation about the rope access industry and beyond.

    THE BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    THE BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    THE BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE -  PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST  

    Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I wanted to chat to you about something that came to mind this week as I was hanging off the side of a building.  Yes, Not hanging of some massive structure in the Oil and Gas Industry, hanging off a building 175’ feet off the ground as people walk past.   

    Today I want to touch base on, the subject of experience.  This is something that is earned not just given.  This is something that our industries is lacking.  This is something that we as end-users need to change.   

    Sadly, there aren’t enough people in our industries that have this Breadth of Experience in their logbooks, me included.  This is something that I have been trying to work on ever since I left Acuren in 2018.  Yes, sadly I haven’t been able to do as much as I’ve wanted for whatever the reason has been.   

    But this is something that moving forward I want to work on more.   

    And you should too!  

    At the end of the day, we need to make our industries better and safer.  1 of the ways we can actively work on that is this.  So, challenge yourself this year. Do one or two jobs short or long, in an industry that you haven’t worked in before.    



    Please make sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos like this, and don't forget to follow us wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on Instagram for live up to date stories of experiences working in the field, creating new content, and news on upcoming guests.  www.instagram.com/RopeAccess_and_Climbing   

    Till next time,  

    Mikey Stevenson   

    • 7 min
    ROPE ACCESS NUMBERS - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    ROPE ACCESS NUMBERS - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    ROPE ACCESS NUMBERS - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST    

    Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I’m chatting about Rope Access Numbers.  

    Not the number of people in the industry or the number of things that have gone wrong.  But the Measurements we seem to talk about in our industry.  

    Last week (JULY 11/21) I posted a tech talk video on How to Right Large Y-Hangs. (Click Here: https://youtu.be/EkbjLWes6AU ).  In this video, I used the Measurement 1.5m.  

    I would have to say that the industry norm is 1.5m for Y-Hangs, and such.  Well, it’s not 100% correct.  

    Y-Hangs are defined as Small or Large: 

    IRATA: 1M
    SPRAT: 2M  

    Re-Anchors – Small or Large: 

    IRATA: 1.5M
    SPRAT: 2M  

    Deviations – Single or Double: 

    IRATA: 20Degrees or 1.5M
    SPRAT: 20Degrees  

    Now with this being said, SPRAT and IRATA require you to Double up the Rigging on Y-Hangs or Deviations no matter the distance if there is a chance of a Failure of the Rope Access System if the one side of the anchor device were to fail.  So, if you are rigging a Y-hang or a Deviation to avoid a super-hot surface.  Then it has to be doubled up anyway, so the rule of distance goes out the window.   

    So, why are we so focused on the distance, when we should be focused on training/mentoring our techs better?  The IRATA TACS and SPRAT Certification Requirements for Rope Access Work are only guidelines.    

    So, hit me up in the comments or on Instagram and let’s chat about this.  Maybe make another episode on this about my findings.  Should it be a big deal that the difference is ½ a meter or a meter?  Or should we just agree to disagree that 1.5m is good enough across the board and IRATA/SPRAT should just meet in the middle?  (1.5 METERS)     

    Please make sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos like this, and don't forget to follow us wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on Instagram for live up-to-date stories of experiences working in the field, creating new content, and news on upcoming guests.  


    www.instagram.com/RopeAccess_and_Climbing   

    Till next time,
    Mikey Stevenson

    • 6 min
    ENTERTAINMENT RIGGING WITH SIOBHAN - INTERVIEW - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    ENTERTAINMENT RIGGING WITH SIOBHAN - INTERVIEW - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    ENTERTAINMENT RIGGING WITH SIOBHAN - INTERVIEW - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST    

    Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting with Siobhan about the industry of Entertainment Rigging as well dive into a little bit of Suspension Trauma and Fall Protection standards.  

    Please go and subscribe to her YouTube Channel and follow her on Facebook/Instagram https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6yKjPhZYmUd7EFZUxt7-g  

    Please make sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos like this, and don't forget to follow us wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on Instagram for live up to date stories of experiences working in the field, creating new content, and news on upcoming guests.  

    www.instagram.com/RopeAccess_and_Climbing   

    Till next time,  

    Mikey Stevenson   

    • 1 hr 3 min
    LET'S TALK SPRAT WITH TROLL - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    LET'S TALK SPRAT WITH TROLL - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    LET'S TALK SPRAT WITH TROLL - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST  

    Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting with Troll about All Things SPRAT.  

    I haven’t done a lot of research on SPRAT in past years, as a Canadian working in the Oil and Gas industry, this certification isn’t widely accepted.  However, all over the USA no matter the industry it doesn’t seem to matter what certification you carry.   

    So ya, have a listen and if you have any more questions about the organization, please drop them in the comments and I will be sure to make another video answering them.    

    So please go check them out today and see what they can do for you and your operation.  

    http://www.SPRAT.org  

    Please make sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos like this, and don't forget to follow us wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on Instagram for live up to date stories of experiences working in the field, creating new content, and news on upcoming guests.  www.instagram.com/RopeAccess_and_Climbing   

    Till next time,  

    Mikey Stevenson

    • 38 min
    PETZL ROPETRIP WITH MICAH RUSH – PODCAST - INTERVIEW THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    PETZL ROPETRIP WITH MICAH RUSH – PODCAST - INTERVIEW THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    PETZL ROPETRIP WITH MICAH RUSH – PODCAST - INTERVIEW THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. This week I’m chatting with Micah Rush from Peak Rescue about his experience at the Petzl RopeTrip as a judge and a competitor.  We also chat a little bit about our thoughts on Rope Access, Rope Rescue competitions and if they should even be a thing.

    So ya, let us know in the comments below what your thought on competition is.
    Thank you.

    So please go check them out today and see what they can do for you and your operation.

    http://www.peak-rescue.com

    Please make sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos like this, and don't forget to follow us wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on Instagram for live up to date stories of experiences working in the field, creating new content, and news on upcoming guests.

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    Till next time,

    Mikey Stevenson

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    • 45 min
    IRATA TACS DOCUMENT UPDATE - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    IRATA TACS DOCUMENT UPDATE - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST

    IRATA TACS DOCUMENT UPDATE - PODCAST - THE ROPE ACCESS AND CLIMBING PODCAST    

    Hello and welcome back to The Rope Access and Climbing Podcast. Today I’m chatting about the recent changes IRATA has made to the TACS Document.  

    9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, and 9.4.6  

    For the most part, it should be pretty straightforward.  But for others, it may not.  

    So, I’m going to give some examples of how this should play out during your next assessment.    



    My goal here is to keep you all up to date as things change in our industries.  

    So!  

    Please make sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos like this, and don't forget to follow us wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on Instagram for live up to date stories of experiences working in the field, creating new content, and news on upcoming guests.  www.instagram.com/RopeAccess_and_Climbing   

    Till next time,  

    Mikey Stevenson

    • 11 min

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