Not all oil, gas and mining construction and maintenance projects require a high angle rope rescue team (or a technical rope rescue team) but when the project does, you want to ensure you have the best possible team in place. Safety of workers onsite is a priority especially given the level of risk and associated liability on projects requiring this rescue expertise.
When looking for a high angle rope rescue team for your project, a few things to consider include:
Do they have prior work experience in the field and on similar projects? You should not only consider the project lead but also those working on the project as well.
Does the team you are looking to select have good references?
Can the team onsite provide additional services beyond their core coverage area? For example, technicians on the Protocol Rescue team have not only rope rescue experience but also firefighting, EMR/EMT, fire safety inspection etc…
Like any profession, specialists in high angle rope rescue should be certified by IRATA (international rope access trade association) and SPRAT (society of professional rope access technicians).
Ensure the team you look to hire trains regularly and ask them to perform a sample training exercise for your review
A definite necessity. Be sure your high angle rope rescue services company carries the correct level of insurance that mitigates your risk.
A reputable rope rescue services firm will provide complete and comprehensive documentation of the company, technicians and workplace activities. All the documentation should be up to date and available if the client requests it.
If you have any other questions about selecting a high angle rope rescue team for your oil, gas and mining construction or turnaround project please contact Steve Gruber at firstname.lastname@example.org.