Getting up-to-date information on rope access can be hard.... Every week Leigh Greenwood will share some tips and tricks, and invite guests for a chat about everything rope access. If you're involved in rope access or interested in it, this show is for you!
Steel or aluminium karabiners. What do you use?
This week we have a look at which type of karabiners we use. Are you team Ally or Steel?
why do some people say you can't use Ally karabiners in heavy industry?
That shape karabiners should you use?
Auto locking or Screw locking Karabiners, what's your preferred?
This week we carry on with our chats about the connector that keeps us safe, Karabiners.
What's your preferred locking system Auto or Screw? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both of them?
This week we take a look at why you would choose one over the other.
Pole straps, how can we use them?
This week we look at the common pole straps and how we use them in rope access, what the difference and what do you get extra for the money.
Karabiners, Do they all have to be done up?
This week we chat about the karabiners we use and do they need to be done up?
The one on your footloop? how about the one on a pulley in a hauling system?
We discuss them all and if its undone is it a discrepancy on assessment day?
What can I learn before i sit my IRATA level 1?
So you are keen to get ahead before you turn up for your level 1 course, this week we give you some tips of things to learn and try and understand before you turn up on day one.
If you have friends who are thinking of getting into rope access, this is an episode for them.
RSI in the elbow.
Time to talk about the elephant in the room on every IRATA course.
Hands up if you have ever suffered from repetitive strain injury (RSI) or occasional overuse syndrome (OOS). Yep that pain in the elbow after a long ascent, long aid climb or the 6th time you have done the loop rescue this week.
We chat about how it happens, advice we have received off of experts of body movement to fix it and how we can stop it happening in the first place.
I would like to add, a L3 and Trainer, that L3s need to be open to input from their team. You touched upon it, but I am sure we have all seen the Monarchy of “I’m a Level 3” rather than taking a few minutes to learn.
None of us know everything. Sharing knowledge will only help build our industry.
Cheers for podcast. I will pass it along.