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- Choosing to use ropes?
- Training and teamwork
- Not just a profession, but pride in one’s work!
- Site protection - St Georges Elementary School in Marseille, France – April 2013
- Building exterior cleaning – Marseille’s Villa Méditéranée (France) – April 2013
Product Recall: ZIGZAG Petzl mechanical Prusik for arborists (Sku. D22)Thu, 25/04/2013 - 14:33 — Petzl
This information is complementary to and supersedes the Safety Alert issued April 19, 2013 [PDF-153 Kb].
Summary of the facts
On Friday, April 12, Petzl was informed of an accidental fall in a training center in Germany. This fall was related to a failure of the rope end attachment hole of the Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik.
We have since been informed of another identical failure.
These failures were the result of a particular configuration of a cantilevered and off-axis loaded upper carabiner (see photo).
Petzl believes that this incorrect positioning of the connector could inadvertently occur during normal use with the potential for serious injury or death.
Continued use of the ZIGZAG poses a risk of serious injury or death.
Petzl has decided to immediately recall all ZIGZAGs
For users in the United States and Canada*, please do the following:
- Immediately stop using the ZIGZAG
- Fill out the ZIGZAG End User Return Authorization Form - or - email firstname.lastname@example.org (emails to this address will receive an automated response with a link to the End User Return Authorization Form, the first step in the returns process)
- If you wish to speak with a representative, contact Petzl America After Sales and Service: (877) 807-3805
- Return the ZIGZAG, with proof of purchase, to Petzl America.
You can then choose from the following options:
- credit for other Petzl products (total equal to the retail price of the ZIGZAG + 30%)
- a complete refund at the purchase price (including taxes and shipping)
A new version of the ZIGZAG is currently being developed and will be available in January 2014.
We are fully aware of the inconvenience caused by this issue. Please accept our full apologies. Thank you for your continued trust.
Technical rescue: Raid Rescue 3 in EquatorMon, 17/06/2013 - 17:04 — Petzl
The Raid Rescue was created in 2011 as a different type of event for rescue and emergency professionals in South America, a forum allowing them to share their expertise, collective strategies, and their experience for intervention and rescue in difficult-to-access environments.
Progress through shared ideas
The goal of RAID RESCUE is to contribute to improving the technical, organizational, and interventional skills of the rescue groups who participate; sharing experience and knowledge of rescue techniques is an integral part of the event. The exercises throughout RAID RESCUE allow each team to resolve the challenges encountered in the field and serve to foster team spirit, teamwork, and effective communication.
An educational contest
The competitive aspect serves as a foundation for the event’s sometimes wild technical exercises, either solved individually or as a team. Each team has six members, and in some cases one team member plays the victim. Using minimal equipment, teams must complete each exercise within a designated time limit. The judges evaluate the different techniques used, paying particular attention to victim management. Treatment and care are evaluated separately by rescue professionals with an expertise in emergency medicine.
A well organized event
The event is organized by "Dotalturas Equipos e Implementos Cia Ltda,” Petzl’s official distributor in Ecuador. Roberto Gutierrez, Petzl sales representative here since 2006, founded the event and also designs the technical exercises for the competition.
Preparation for the event takes place four months in advance, and involves a considerable logistical contingent, site inspections, contact with the primary organizations in the area, as well as planning and coordination with the associations that provide volunteers who ensure that this wonderful initiative runs smoothly.
The high-impact event is held over two days in both an urban and wilderness environment. This time around the rescue exercises took place in canyons, on zip lines, in rivers, on a hydroelectric dam, and at other natural sites in the area.
At each location where an exercise took place participants had to use canyoning, rappelling and rafting techniques, always focusing on victim rescue and recovery.
Eighty volunteers helped to make the event a success. More than ten thousand dollars in Petzl rescue equipment was awarded to both winners and partners.
Labor of love: rope access workFri, 14/06/2013 - 11:43 — Petzl
Rope access workers are experts at height, true professionals above the void, skilled specialists in difficult to access and confined spaces. They must master techniques for access and rope work. Certification, such as the CQP in France (Certificate for Professionally Qualified rope access work), requires a long training period. Rope access workers from all around the world are continuously developing innovative techniques for rope work and fall protection. Their rope access know-how (training, certification, and experience) is only part of the package, and would be of little use if they were not already skilled in the more traditional professions (masonry, plumbing, welding, painting, windows…).
Today we manage highly intense work sites, like when we recently finished a complete refurbishment of a 145 meter high flare stack in Martigues. For the client this meant halting production for three weeks, and for us this translated to more than 2000 person-hours of work (a new application of epoxy coating, refurbishing skywalks and cage ladders, replacing piping, guy wires, and the nozzle, refurbishing the obstruction lighting system, inspecting all welds).
"When faced with a request, choosing ropes as means to access is determined after careful examination of the risks in order to choose the safest way to access the work site. We then translate each assignment into its vertical components, lay out the different stages of the project and roles for everyone, and detail how to manage the specific issues related to working in a vertical environment such as safely transporting materials or using tools. The different situations at each work station, depending on the type of work site, require specialized teams, specific techniques for rope work, and the right know-how for the equipment used.
Today, PROFIL has more than 50 rope access workers divided into teams that work at industrial, commercial building, and cliff reinforcement sites depending on their specialty."
"Every rope access worker is responsible for his or her own safety but also takes care to make sure their colleagues are safe. We started sending rope access workers to CQP training in 1996. In 2008 we made the choice, in compliance with Qaulibat 1452 rope work certification, to only have CQP (or CATC) certified rope workers at our work sites, half of which are at least level 2. Beyond the obvious importance of certification, this guarantees a common safety reference for rope work. Training represents 5% of employee costs for PROFIL. This is a willing investment by management to allow the company to move forward, to easily adapt to market needs, to offer new services, and to provide our staff with the opportunity to expand their skill set and value-add."
Antoine Quidoz - HYDROKARST
French 2013 Rope Access Champion
Yohann Garcia - PROFIL
French 2012 Rope Access Champion
French 2013 Rope Access Championships
Saïd El Haddaoui, rope access worker
Saïd is PROFIL’s longest-serving employee. He started working in the company at the age of 17, performing masonry work on the ground: preparing materials, tools and cement batches before handing everything off to François Ranise, who worked on ropes high above. His organizational skills and follow-up helped him grow within the company. He took charge of managing the company store, preparing and keeping track of equipment, purchasing supplies for work sites, and overall organization. On top of all that he had a strong desire to work outdoors. To gain the requisite skills for rope work, he started out by joining a local caving club and going on outings every weekend. After a while his rope handling skills reached a point where he could finally start CQP training. Once he earned his diploma he joined our rope access team. Today he is a site manager for city projects, and a happy man who enjoys working outside, by the sea, as often as possible.
"He has a strong desire to work outdoors."
Interview with Sandrine Baudoin, one of the rare female rope access workers in France
"The golden rule is to never leave anything to chance."
"I have been performing rope access work for PROFIL for the last three years. Since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed being suspended high up. My favorite activities when I was young were climbing, hiking and playing music. Majoring in environmental studies reaffirmed my desire for a career outdoors doing physical work. My main motivation is to not have to work in an office, sitting in front of a computer with a dozen women on either, so now I work outdoors and with primarily male teammates. Working outside has a certain authenticity to it, even in winter. I like manual labor and the efficiency that my profession requires. I like being able to learn something new every day in construction, or new tricks of the trade with rope work. Every work site is different."
Examples of work sites
We set up fall-protection netting on an apartment building due to the risk of an exterior guard rail falling from the 60 meter high and 50 meter wide building. The client was the homeowner’s association. The building’s southwest façade was in poor shape. The concrete had been severely eroded by the sea air; entire sections were starting to peel off, threatening to fall onto the playground of the school below. Before being able to start a complete facelift, it was imperative to secure the façade with fall-protection netting. The work consisted of setting up anchors and cables and then raising the netting into place. It was a delicate situation dealing with residents who not only had to pay for the work but who also had the view from their balconies obstructed. The work site required five rope access specialists. This morning only Saïd and Eric are on site since the rest of the team had to attend to an emergency window cleaning of the Villa Méditérannée (Marseille 2013 Program).
The Villa Méditéranée building is located on the waterfront. Its architecture is composed of a striking overhang located above a seawater-filled basin. Just a few days before the inauguration, it was time to clean the exterior windows. A team of three rope access specialists took part in this project: Sandrine, Fred, and Alain. From time to time this type of job provides a “change of air” for rope access workers. Window cleaning requires special know-how, and there is specific technique for using the sponge and the squeegee to ensure that the windows are crystal clear. Working on such important buildings of noteworthy design is a source of great satisfaction in rope work. Once on the building’s roof, Fred started to clean the long vertical windows of the southern truss, while Sandrine and Alain worked on the far western section of the façade, right above the seawater basin. On the edge of the roof a lifeline and anchor studs were used to attach the ropes. Once the window span was cleaned, we would ascend back up to the roof, since descending was not a viable option. Anchor placement was essential to avoid wasting time when moving and reinstalling our ropes.
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