Technical Services

Technical Advice

Businesses need to call on the advice and guidance of ‘competent persons’ for a number of different reasons. My qualifications and experience would categorise me as a suitable Technical Advisor for cave and mine activities and I perform this role for a number of outdoor businesses across the UK. If you would like to discuss a one-off engagement for advice or an ongoing relationship, then please contact me for a no pressure chat.

Inspection, Testing & Installation

I am certified as an PPE inspector (competent person) , wire rope inspector and anchor installer and tester. I have a store of professional testing and anchor installation equipment and can offer testing and installation services to clients.

Electronic Load Cell

I have a Rock Exotica Enforcer load cell that can be used in-line in rigging and test systems to give accurate load figures in use. The cell can measure up to 20kN safely as part of a normal safety chain and record the data during use as well as giving a live reading. I will be using this for some testing as well as offering the use of the device as a paid service to other commercial providers wishing to get real world loading figures for their rigging. Please contact me if you’d like to make use of this device.

20150827_190024200_iOS

Anchor Testing

I have a Hilti HAT-28 anchor tester. This device can pull ring and stud anchors up to 20kN and has a gauge for force readings. This device will enable me to periodically check the strength of all anchors installed for Peak Instruction activities. I also offer an anchor testing service to other companies and individuals.

HAT-28

Anchor Installation

I’ve experience in placing many different anchor types in various natural and manmade materials, from expansion anchors to resin anchors. I estimate I’ve installed over 300 anchors professionally. We’ve a full installation kit comprising a Bosch 18v drill, Fischer resin cartridge kit and hole preparation tools. All the anchors I place can be tested after installation to guarantee working strengths.

Breaking Rig

Samples of PPE metal work can be pulled up to 20kn using the Hilti HAT-28 tester inserted into a specially made steel frame. The picture below shows me calibrating the HAT-28 using the Rock Exotica Enforcer freshly delivered back from its own calibration in Germany.

PPE and Wire Rope Inspections

Technical advice services also extend to inspections undertaken at your site. I can inspect PPE items as part of a normal stores inspection rotation. I am a certified Wire Rope Inspector and that is valid for UK ropes courses, zips and VF. My inspections would be appropriate for an Operational Inspection 1-3 month cycle. Contact me for more details.

Training & Technical Services