RopeLab Workshops

At RopeLab, we believe that if people have a sound understanding of their roped systems, they will make safer and smarter work choices.  Working towards this outcome, our workshops always incorporate both physics theory and practical scenarios.  Building a sound theoretical understanding of the physics of systems allows people to better predict and estimate outcomes. Practical scenarios help people to apply and experiment with their theoretical understanding, as well as providing opportunity to practice their skills.

We deliberately make our workshops accessible to people from a variety of roping backgrounds.  While this means that sometimes some content may not be tailored exactly to your application, we find that there are great benefits to people from a range of backgrounds exchanging their ideas, methods and experiences.

Richard is an experienced trainer and educator with extensive experience in rope access and vertical rescue.  See more about his story here.  He is able to develop and deliver a range of training sessions to a variety of audiences.

Feedback from past workshop participants

“It’s great to really understand the basics, especially when you were taught the wrong theory.”

“Concepts exceptionally well presented and explained.”

“Opened eyes to new ways of looking at things.”

“Richard has a good way to bring complex concepts back to basic techniques and principles.  Well done!!”

“The perfect combination of technical theory and practical application.”

See below for information on workshops planned for 2017.  The links will take you to pages for further information.

Please note that some workshops are managed and presented by RopeLab.  In these cases, we can offer a 10% discount to our RopeLab Online Members.  The current coupon code may be found in the Member’s Content.  Other workshops are planned by another organisation.  In these cases, RopeLab is being contracted to present the workshop, and has no part in managing the bookings.  In these cases, we cannot unfortunately cannot offer the discount to our RopeLab Online Members.  We look forward to seeing you out there!


RopeLab Weekend Workshop

Where: Southeastern Rope Access, Atlanta, GA, USA.

When: August 18-19, 2017.

Cost:  $600 AUD/person.  Rope Lab Pty Ltd is running this workshop and the bookings are being managed through RopeLab Online.  When you book, either PayPal or your Credit Card will manage the currency conversion.  RopeLab Online Members may access a coupon code in the store and use this for a 10% discount on all workshop purchases.

 

RopeLab Weekend Workshop: Aug 18-19 in Atlanta, GA

RopeLab Advanced Rope Technicians Workshop

Where: Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

When: September 4-8, 2017.

Cost: $1650 AUD/person. Rope Lab Pty Ltd is running this workshop and the bookings are being managed through RopeLab Online.  When you book, either PayPal or your Credit Card will manage the currency conversion.  RopeLab Online Members may access a coupon code in the store and use this for a 10% discount on all workshop purchases.

RopeLab Advanced Rope Technicians Workshop: September 4-8 in the Blue Mountains, Australia

Twin Rope Mobility

Description: A three day (plus one day assessment), flexible delivery course designed for emergency service vertical rescue operators using a twin rope system as described in ISO 22846-2:2012 Personal equipment for protection against falls – Rope access systems, but specifically contextualised for emergency services.

Instructors: Richard Delaney and Bill Proctor.  A key focus of this qualification is flexibility in delivery and core learning materials are being developed to support self directed learning.

Qualification: This is a stand-alone qualification that is based on the international experiences of RopeLab and Safety Access & Rescue (SAR).  It has been developed with significant input from vertical rescue agencies and will continue to evolve with input from key stakeholders.  There is also the option to include Statements of Attainment in the relevant Vertical Rescue units of competence.

Delivery:  Our goal is to provide the curriculum and training material to agency trainers so that they can incorporate all of the requisite knowledge and skills into in-house training.  RopeLab & SAR are certainly available to assist with this training however we see our role mainly as third party assessors ensuring consistency through a multi-agency approach.

Availability:  This course is in the final stages of development with the first group of participants preparing for a validation assessment in late March 2015.


Private Workshops

Richard has run many privately booked workshops for individuals and organisations.  If you are interested please contact Richard at richard@ropelab.com.au to discuss your needs.