Labor of Love: Arborist ClimberIn the spring of 2010, arborist climber Xavier Ubeda went to work with some trees on a property on Moines Island in the Gulf of Morbihan. It was here that he assisted Raphaël Dubuc and Alain Gourmaud, two instructors in the profession of arborist climbing. The goal of the day was to trim large dead branches from pine trees (Pinus radiata) that overhung a footpath along the coast.
Mountain rescue : know-how sharing at IKAR CISAThe 62nd meeting was held in the Tatras mountains last fall gathering the mountain rescue corporations from all the Europeean countries, USA and Japan. The goal of the meeting is to share and discuss techniques, equiment and experiences in order to improve efficiency and safety during rescue operations in the mountains. During the meeting two days of field training were proposed with simulation of rescue situations :
New PIXA headlamps, designed specifically for professionalPIXA is a line of headlamps designed specifically for professionals who regularly work in the dark. They provide lighting while keeping the hands free for efficient, comfortable work. Their major strengths: durable, reliable, easy to use, and versatile. This line comes in three models adapted for different uses.
Grimpday: technique and showThis year, the Grimpday, organized by the fire department of Namur (Belgium) took place on June 12th. A recognized international event, this 5th edition gathered together the best teams worldwide in the field of rope rescue in Namur. New participants took up the challenge, with a total of 28 teams representing 9 countries, and various rescue services: firemen, civil protection, para-commandos, police, etc.
European arborist championship 2010This year the arborist championship took place on June 12 and 13 in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was organized by the European Arborist Committee, in collaboration with the Czech subsidiary of ISA (International Society of Arboriculture).
Work positioning lanyard: the new version of the GRILLONThe new version of the GRILLON work positioning lanyard can be used in double or single modes.
It can be adapted to address different situations encountered in the field. Check out the video, which demonstrates the new features that make the GRILLON lanyard so versatile: