Is a “Qualified Person” Always an Engineer?

Is a “Qualified Person” Always an Engineer?

Does a “Qualified Person” need to be an Engineer? By Kevin Denis, Director of Special Projects I’m confused! Does a “Qualified Person” need to be an Engineer? This is a question that I (and many people) frequently get when trying to determine who can function as a...

5 Core Tenets of Fall Protection

5 Core Tenets of Fall Protection

5 Core Tenets of Fall Protection By Kevin Denis, Director of Special Projects Gravitec has worked with employers for 35 years protecting their workers at height, long before OSHA had fall protection regulations and ANSI had standards.  As I’m surfing the internet, I...

5 Must Haves

5 Must Haves

5 Must Haves By Collin Kupers, Fall Protection Training Instructor When you spend more nights in a hotel bed than your own, it is important to prioritize your traveling supplies. Finding the right balance between too much and too little takes time and purposeful...

The Gravitec Difference: Fall Protection Testing

The Gravitec Difference: Fall Protection Testing

The Gravitec Difference: Testing By Joshua Mills, Engineered Systems and Testing   Why Test? Manufacturers have a legal and moral obligation to their customers to ensure their products are safe. That is even more true in our industry, where failure can make the...

Why you need a G4 Kit

Why you need a G4 Kit

WHY YOU NEED A G4 KIT By Caitlin Bearman When minutes matter, seconds count. In the event of a fall, time is working against you from the first moment. Risks of suspension trauma and other injuries only increase the longer the worker (and rescuer) are suspended....

Perspective on Engineered Safety Solutions

Perspective on Engineered Safety Solutions

Perspective on Engineered Safety Solutions By Joshua Mills, Engineered Systems At Gravitec we focus on a singular objective; protecting workers at height. For hundreds of years of architectural history, fall protection amounted to little more than a worker’s healthy...

The Gravitec Difference: Fall Protection Training

The Gravitec Difference: Fall Protection Training

The Gravitec Difference: Training By Kevin Denis, Director of Special Projects It’s always a little awkward to talk about yourself without coming across as boastful or arrogant. So I will do our best to explain our training philosophy and how we stack up against our...

Paid to Climb

Paid to Climb

PAID TO CLIMB? HECK YES! By Joel Schwarcz, Lead Rope Access/Fall Protection Training Instructor Enjoy going rock climbing with nothing but 300 feet of air beneath you, a light breeze blowing through your hair, descending a rope, listening to your favorite tunes, and...

The Gravitec Difference: Fall Protection Equipment

The Gravitec Difference: Fall Protection Equipment

The Gravitec Difference By Caitlin Bearman, Senior Equipment Advisor We live in a time when one-stop shopping, bulk club discount stores, and online warehouses are at the forefront of our shopping experience. The consumer has been conditioned to value speed of...

Powered Ascenders

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...

Close