Prior Planning Prevents………

Confined space work is potentially a lethal environment for many reasons; engulfment, drowning and hostile gaseous environments. Careful and thorough risk assessment and hazard identification is paramount when considering this type of work. Every potential threat must be covered when planning the access and confined space rescue procedures. Regular training practice and updates is essential. […]

Rescue Descenders

There are a variety of descenders available on the market. Most of these descenders are rated to between 140 to 200 kg. This rating is ideal for single person, but may not be suitable for evacuation of two persons in a rescue scenario. These descenders usually require extra friction (e.g. directing the rope through additional […]

Confined Spaces Strike Again

Another confined space tragedy unfolded a few weeks back. A father and two sons were fatally injured from inhaling toxic gases inside of storage tank on a farm east of Melbourne. The father was using ammonia to clean the inside of the tank. A chemical reaction starved him of oxygen and he passed out. His […]

Rollgliss No Worries

SRTE was acquired back in 2011 by Capital Safety and since then we have seen a number of changes to this iconic rope access/rescue range. One of the most popular products is the Rollgliss No Worries rescue descender. This month we wanted to highlight this product and some of its features. The Rollgliss No Worries […]