CMC Podcast

CMC Podcast

The CMC Podcast is a platform for well-informed, collaborative and open minded conversations around rope rescue and rope access topics in a roundtable discussion format. Our aim is to inspire further research, testing and feedback around products and techniques through stories and lessons from experts. For more information visit Show More


March 3, 2021 34 min

Topics Discussed

  • What is rope access?
  • Who governs RA? SPRAT
  • Does rope access belong in the fire service?
  • Competence and particular skill sets vs full SPRAT certification.
  • RAD ascent vs traditional ascent.
  • Advantages of understanding what is happening in the world at large.
  • Is it ok to teach someone to repel without teaching them to ascend?
  • Do you cover work positioning and fall arrest in your departments?
  • In what scenario...
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    February 17, 2021 43 min

    Topics Discussed:

    1) Determining 'defined competencies'

    2) Top Down Rescue

  • Rescue vs team based operations
  • Fire service vs industrial brigade
  • 3) Maintaining proficiency for rescue vs team based competencies

    4) Bottom Up Rescue (Tower type rescues)

  • Maintaining the concept of fall arrest and work positioning
  • Training for hazards in your area
  • Should rope access techniques be incorporated training?
  • Inside the fence rig for rescue
  • Ground b...
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