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Effective Offshore to deliver Rigger Competence

Effective Offshore has recently announced it can offer full training for Rigger Competence, levels 3 and 4. Effective Offshore is the only centre in Ireland able to deliver this approved programme; the 2-day course designed for all Lifting and Rigging Personnel who have progressed through Stages 1 and 2 or who have the practical experience in a Rigger role to undertake this competency course.

ISC Trolley to Feature at New Zipworld Site

The ISC Rope Access range of quality descender products continues to expand and gain momentum, with more products due for release across 2014. Last month the company confirmed that following the success of the ISC-manufactured Zip Trolleys at the original Zipworld site in Bethesda, Wales (at one mile long, it is Europe's longest zip line) the brand new ZipWorld Titan attraction in neighbouring Llechwedd will be running the ISC RP076 ZipSpeed Tandem Pulleys.

PRA Signs MOU in Nigeria

Protection Rigging Access Services (PRA) has created a joint venture with Nigerian-based offshore safety training and emergency response company, Blisston, for IRATA Training and Operations. The Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU) is the latest addition to services already supplied to the West African firm by PRA which include offshore survival and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) plus the provision of fire fighting Instructors.

TRAKS Training moves on from the Shunt

The announcement from Petzl in 2012, withdrawing its support for the use of the Shunt as a rope access back-up device while towed by a cord, proved problematic for a number of companies and IRATA training centres across the UK.

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