Protected: Powered Ascenders

Protected: Powered Ascenders

Powered Ascenders By WIlo Castillo, Senior Training Advisor It has been said that “necessity is the mother of invention,” this is no different in the access world. For years ropes were utilized to access hard to reach areas, and those techniques could require a...

How Do You Rescue?

How Do You Rescue?

How Do You Rescue? By Kevin Denis, Director of Special Projects Whenever a worker is using a personal fall arrest system, an employer must plan for rescue. It’s possible and predictable that a worker may be suspended from the fall arrest system unable to get back on...

The Dangers of Buying Used Fall Protection Gear Online

The Dangers of Buying Used Fall Protection Gear Online

The Dangers of Buying Used Fall Protection Gear Online By Caitlin Bearman, Equipment Advisor The number one reason people look to buy used gear online is to save money on products that come with a hefty price tag. To some, saving a couple hundred dollars on something...

Beyond a Rope Access Kit

Beyond a Rope Access Kit

Beyond a Rope Access Kit By Joel Schwarcz This is not a rope access kit, it's better. Gravitec has assembled a kit built from the best components available, aimed to function in all conditions and applications. From long days working on rope to advanced rescue, you’ll...

You’re Never Too Busy to Recertify

You’re Never Too Busy to Recertify

You're Never Too Busy to Recertify By Jim Costello We speak with dozens of workers at height every week, all around the country, and everyone is scrambling for workers. Finding ANYONE that’s properly trained at working at height is even more challenging. If you’re the...

Student Carabiner Race

Student Carabiner Race

Gravitec Student Carabiner Race Why a Carabiner Race? There have been long-standing misconceptions that automatic locking carabiners are too difficult to open or are not as secure as the screw-gate or twist-lock. With practice, training, and time, Gravitec has found...

Rope Access

Rope Access

Rope Access By Joel Schwarcz What is Rope Access and why should I care? Need to inspect the suspender cables on a suspension bridge without closing down traffic? Perform repairs on a dam’s tainter gate? Powerwash the Space Needle? Clean the windows of a skyscraper? Or...

The 411 on Compatibility

The 411 on Compatibility

The 411 on Compatibility By Kevin Denis The sentence …”to any object that is incompatibly shaped or dimensioned…” appears frequently in occupational health and safety regulations and many organizations fall protection policies. It’s very easy to say “all connections...

Are you missing a Key Player?

Are you missing a Key Player?

Are you missing a Key Player? By Jim Costello Too often, the importance of a Program Administrator is overlooked when creating a Managed Fall Protection Program (ANSI Z359.2). Many companies wrongly believe that just because they’ve got a competent Trainer or...

What Fall Hazards are lurking at your facility?

What Fall Hazards are lurking at your facility?

What Fall Hazards are lurking at your facility? By Shane Morrison It is not always easy to foresee potential fall hazards at your facility.  The first logical step in solving the issue of potential hazards is to survey the area and create a plan of action.  In cases...

April Fools Pranks

April Fools Pranks

Past April Fools Pranks Gravitec Impossible: Training for Covert Ops Since 1986, Gravitec has offered a broad curriculum of fall protection and rescue courses designed to meet the needs of any client, from novices to professional engineers....

Randall Wingfield Talks to Professional Safety

Randall Wingfield Talks to Professional Safety

Randall Wingfield Talks to Professional Safety This interview was originally published in Professional Safety’s March 2018 issue.   PS: As a recognized expert working in this arena, what are the greatest challenges employers face in protecting workers at height?...

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