9am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday, 26th-27th February 2022
51 Shepherd St,
Marrickville NSW 2204
$660 (GST included)
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Bookings are capped at 20 and only confirmed once full payment is received.
A two-day workshop introducing and exploring some of the physics that underpins a deep understanding of many of the techniques used by roping technicians. Theoretical and practical sessions will focus on equipment, knots, ratings, friction, mechanical advantage, and the forces that are applied to our systems.
The key theme of this workshop will be to look at the ways we can use tripods and powered winches at work. These tools are being used more and more on rope access sites to manage technicians and loads. It is critical that we understand the forces in these systems and can answer that one seemingly simple question on site: “What is it good for?”
With rigging and lifting, a crane operator will be able to tell us what the machine is “good for” in a particular configuration, and a rigger will know what a certain sling basketed around a smooth round object is “good for”. However, when asking rope technicians looking at lifting applications with rope, they are rarely able to answer this simple question with anything remotely convincing.
Participants will have the opportunity to build and operate tripod/winch systems and incorporate load cells to see exactly what forces are being produced.
The fine print
Enrolments on this workshop are capped at 20.
If you wish to cancel your booking please contact us as soon as possible.
Cancellations more than 14 days out will receive a full refund.
Cancellations 7-14 days out will receive a 50% refund.
Cancellations less than 7 days prior will be at our discretion and may depend on our ability to resell your place.
There will be practical sessions with the option of working at height. You will need to bring your own harness, helmet, and basic ascending/descending equipment. If there is any specialised or unusual equipment you would like to bring, feel free to do so.
Lunches are not included however there are many local options should you choose not to bring food with you.
Please feel free to contact Richard Delaney with any questions:
📲 0418 861 807