Knowledge articles

What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

Equipment that is classified as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the EU, has to comply to a particular EN (European Norm) standard, as part of a Directive. Compliance with the Directive is shown by a CE marking on the product. 

24 February, 2016

Inspection & maintenance of auto-locking gates

A step-by-step guide to aid with the inspection and maintenance of DMM auto-locking carabiner gate mechanisms including gate function tests.

06 January, 2016

Resistance is futile

George Smith attempts to explain some of those things you’ve always wondered about pulleys, but were afraid to ask.

26 July, 2013

Becoming qualified as a rope access technician

Here George Smith presents a few pointers for anyone intent on a basic qualification in the rope access industry. Do you have what it takes?

18 April, 2013

Working at Height regulations (in brief)

The Regulations set out a simple hierarchy for managing and selecting procedures and equipment for work at height.

15 April, 2013

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