If you operate a ropes course best practice is to have a regime of inspections in place to ensure the structure remains in a safe and operable condition, in conjunction with regular in-house inspections undertaken by your own staff. An annual external inspection by a Type C inspector is required.
InsideOut has ERCA qualified ropes course inspectors with many years expertise. We hold relevant certification in wire rope inspection, pole inspection, PPE inspection and general ropes course inspection. We test ground anchors, belay anchors and stay wires to ensure their compliance with the standard.
Possible inspection tasks
Renewal and inspection of ground anchors at Center Parcs, Whinfell:
Wire rope and swaged eye inspection:
Contact us today for ropes course inspection services.
Climbing Wall, Low ropes and a High Ropes Challenge Course with 4 huge elements - Constructed in March 1999 and it is still going strong.
Tony Burley, General Manager, Wiston Lodge
Insideout undertakes a regular review of processes and procedures ranging from external testing of our own products to ensuring all critical components used on our builds are certified. The picture illustrates a test being conducted on a swaged eye with a hard thimble. The product failed at a massive 9.1 tons! That's more than a male African elephant weighs!