IRATA International ITEC Announced

The 2018 IRATA International ITEC will take place between Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 September at the Ashford International Hotel, Ashford, UK which is based in the home town of IRATA Head Office. This is an annual event held by IRATA International; previous host cities have included Cape Town, South Africa (2017), Munich, Germany (2016) […]

IRATA International Training; the how and the why.

Welcome back to another wee blog! In the past we’ve delved a little bit deeper into the realm of IRATA – explaining how the association is structured, and a few details on the level of involvement 5th Point has had in the association over the last few years. In this blog, we’re going to focus […]

5th Point – a company review

With the growth of IRATA globally, it’s no surprise that the industrial rope access industry in Australia and New Zealand is following suit. We’re going to delve a little deeper into the world of IRATA in this blog. There is a LOT that happens behind the scenes, and it’s incredibly common for confusion to occur […]

Equipment Inspection: Part VI

Welcome back to part VI of the Equipment Inspection mini-blog! As always, you can read all our previous blog posts via the 5th Point Articles Tab. We left off with a small showcase on the speed of RFiD scanning. This speed definitely came into play with the highly anticipated re-scan of all retrofit DMM RFiD tags. […]

Equipment Inspection: Part V

Welcome back! As always, the previous parts of the mini-blog can be read on the news articles tab on the 5th Point website. We have scheduled our re-scan for next week. But in the mean time, we had another shipment of DMM RFiD product show up, so we decided it was a good opportunity to show you exactly […]

Equipment Inspection: Part IV

Aaaand we’re back! Don’t forget you can read Parts I-III of this mini blog via our Articles tab! During our last update, we focussed on the importance of equipment inspections, who can perform them, human error and our switch from spreadsheets to Papertrail and DMM Wales RFiD Technology – and finished with a slightly ominous hint that […]

Equipment Inspection: Part III

Welcome back as we continue to blog out recent equipment inspection. If it’s your first time with us, you can read Part I and Part II online. We’re going to explain a little bit more in detail about the importance of having a good equipment control procedure in place and maintaining equipment inspection logs. If you […]

Equipment Inspections – Part II

Welcome to our next instalment of Equipment Inspections! If you’ve just tuned in – you can read our first post here: the quick summary is that everyone tends to dislike equipment inspections, and 5th Point are currently implementing new RFiD tech, courtesy of DMM Wales, in conjunction with moving to Papertrail, a ‘cloud based’ [...]

Equipment Inspections

It’s inevitable that we encounter new equipment and PPE within the Industrial Rope Access industry. Innovations allow the progression of our sector, and provide us with the opportunity to develop more effective methodology. One thing that has lagged behind the evolution of industrial rope access equipment (if not all technical hardware in the [...]

IRATA Training on the Gold Coast

5th Point are pleased to announce that we have locked in our Gold Coast training schedule for early 2017!! This is a fantastic opportunity for our QLD based rope techs to undergo training with our strictly selected IRATA Level 3 Instructors. Each of our instructors have global training experience, and remain current within the industry […]

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