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Carabiner how to guide: choosing and using the right carabiner When using equipment to belay or to maneuver, carabiners are a vital link in the safety chain. User safety often relies on a single carabiner. To avoid the risk of breaking or accidentally opening a carabiner, it is important to know how to choose and use them. Rope access and confined space
10 photos of acrobatics at work Rope work often requires flexibility and imagination to reach the most difficult-to-access places. Through the following selection of photos, Petzl provides a quick snapshot of some truly unusual situations… Tree care
The Rion Antirion Bridge in Greece inspected and maintained by Hydrokarst Located in Greece, the Rion Antirion Bridge is considered a masterpiece of technology and engineering. It connects the Peloponnesus to mainland Greece. To ensure it remains intact, the French company Hydrokarst conducts inspection and maintenance on this cable-stayed bridge. Learn more about how this team of rope-access professionals coordinates operations at this truly extraordinary work site. Rope access and confined space
Labor of love: rope access work 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…). Rope access and confined space