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    BMC Ready to Rock course- Intro to Trad climbing
    BMC Ready to Rock Traditional Climbing course in Dorset

    We’re pleased to offer further climbing courses in Dorset this year!

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    What to expect cliff camping for the first time

    This is wild camping at its wildest. It’s a campsite in the sky. Whether sleeping can really be classed as an extreme sport may be questionable, but cliff camping is

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    Portland coastline
    Planning a climbing trip in Portland

    The Isle of Portland is effectively a huge limestone boulder off the coast of Dorset and is one of the UK’s premier climbing destinations for climbers of all abilities. Trad

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    Take your indoor climbing outside with BMC Ready to Rock

    If you’re an experienced indoor climber you might be keen to test your newfound abilities on some real rock on the BMC Ready to Rock course.

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    Rocking the Cliffs: Unforgettable Outdoor Climbing Experiences in Dorset

    Welcome to the breathtaking cliffs and rugged landscapes of Dorset! If you’re an adventure enthusiast seeking an adrenaline rush amidst nature’s wonders, outdoor climbing in Dorset is an experience you

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    Coasteering in Dorset
    Ethics and Values of a Good Climbing Instructor

    When you undertake the teaching of coasteering skills to the uninitiated you must strive to be the best there is.

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    Adventure in Boulder Ruckle Swanage UK
    How Should Climbers Contact Emergency Services in Dorset

    When an accident has happened in the middle of nowhere is not the time to start thinking about this!

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    A Responsible Climber – Don’t be a Tosser!

    With more people heading out to explore their local hiking trails, climbing route litter is becoming more of a problem for us.

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    My Adventures

    Overseas climbing courses
    An overseas climbing trip to Tenerife in winter!

    When I’m not climbing for work, I climb for pleasure! The end of last year saw me jetting off for a climbing trip to Tenerife.

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    Climbing El Cap USA
    USA Cliff Camping Portaledge Fun!

    This blog is about my experience from my first night sleeping on the vertical cliff of El Capitan in the USA.

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    Deep water soloing
    Climbing in Northern Vietnam

    In October 2017, Asia Outdoors, based in Cat Ba Town in Ha Long bay, needed a rock climbing instructor to provide deep water solo staff training and assessments

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    The Adventurer’s Guide to Portland

    The Isle of Portland is an adventurer’s dream. Located in Dorset and just at the southernmost point on the Jurassic Coast, this tiny island features plenty of geological features that

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    Slightly chilly few days at @avontyrrell running assessments for their amazing instructors.

    Good quality training meant all their staff have passed their sign off for the use of the abseil and zip activities.

    Special mention to the dynamic duo of Ben and Josh!

    ...#InstructorTraining #Vertex #Outdoorlife #ClimbingInstructor #OutdoorOffice #Papertrail #BMC #climbingismypassion #ami_professionals #team_edelrid #blackdiamond #petzl

    Wednesday Wisdom:

    The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) is a key piece of legislation in the United Kingdom that sets out the framework for ensuring health and safety in the workplace. Here is an extremely basic summary of the Act:

    1. Duty of Care: The Act places a duty of on employers to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of their employees while at work. Employers also have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of others who may be affected by their work activities, such as visitors or contractors.

    2. Risk Assessment: Employers are required to conduct a thorough assessment of the risks in the workplace. This involves identifying potential hazards, evaluating the level of risk, and taking appropriate measures to control and manage those risks.

    3. Health and Safety Policies: Employers are expected to develop and implement health and safety policies and procedures tailored to their specific workplace. These policies should address issues such as risk control, emergency procedures, training, and communication.

    4. Competence and Training: Employers must ensure that all employees are competent to carry out their tasks safely. This may involve providing adequate training, supervision, and information to employees and ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge for their work.

    5. Consultation and Cooperation: The Act promotes the involvement of employees in matters related to health and safety. Employers should consult and cooperate with their employees, or their representatives, to establish effective health and safety measures and encourage employee participation in improving safety standards.

    6. Monitoring and Review: Employers need to monitor and review their health and safety measures regularly to ensure their ongoing effectiveness. This includes inspecting workplace conditions, identifying any shortcomings, and taking appropriate actions to address them.

    7. Enforcement: The Act confers powers to health and safety enforcement authorities, such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to enforce compliance with health and safety requirements. Non-compliance with the Act can result in legal penalties, including fines or even imprisonment.

    The Health and Safety at Work Act is a comprehensive legislation that aims to protect the health, safety, and welfare of employees and others in the workplace. It provides the foundation for the development of further regulations and guidance specific to different industries and hazards.

    Ace to have spent the day yesterday up at @centerparcsuk Woburn running a PPE USER checks course for @vertexinstructortraining.
    As usual the staff have some lovely energy and fabulous questions.

    Wednesday Wisdom:

    LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. In the UK, LOLER is a set of regulations that govern the safe use and management of lifting equipment. The regulations apply to anyone who has control over lifting equipment, including ...employers, self-employed individuals, and employees involved in lifting operations.

    Key requirements outlined in LOLER include:

    1. Thorough Examination: Lifting equipment must undergo thorough examinations by competent persons. These examinations may be carried out by internal personnel or external qualified inspectors. The frequency of examinations varies depending on the type of equipment and its intended use, but it must be done at least once every six or 12 months in most cases.

    2. Maintenance and Inspection: Lifting equipment must be adequately maintained and inspected to ensure its ongoing safe operation. Regular inspections should be conducted by trained individuals to identify any defects, wear and tear, or other issues that may affect the equipment's safety or performance.

    3. Safe Use and Operation: Employers must ensure that lifting equipment is used in a safe manner. This involves providing proper training and instructions to employees, maintaining safe working conditions, and implementing appropriate safety measures to prevent accidents or injuries.

    4. Reporting of Defects: If any defects or safety concerns are identified during examinations or inspections, they must be reported immediately, and appropriate actions should be taken to address the issues.

    5. Records and Documentation: Employers are required to maintain records of thorough examinations, inspection reports, maintenance activities, and any repairs carried out on the lifting equipment. These records help demonstrate compliance with the regulations and provide a history of the equipment's safety and maintenance.

    LOLER regulations aim to prevent accidents and injuries associated with lifting operations and ensure that lifting equipment is safe for use. Compliance with LOLER is essential for businesses involved in lifting operations, including the use of cranes, hoists, forklifts, and other lifting equipment.

    Good day today working with the @vertexinstructortraining gang at @lyonequipmentworkandrescue for the annual vertex industry event for tomorrow.

    Anyone know the location of this course? Doing a re validation over 2 days north of the M4!

    Always keen to keep it current. Final day with an assessment before heading south.

    #InstructorTraining #Vertex #Outdoorlife #ClimbingInstructor #OutdoorOffice #Papertrail #BMC ...#climbingismypassion #ami_professionals #team_edelrid #blackdiamond #petzl

    Throwback Thursday: Spot the bird!
    1- Can you guess this location?
    2- Can you guess the route?
    3- Can you guess the pitch?

    Wednesday Wisdom:
    When it comes to the top climbing areas in the world, it's subjective and can depend on personal preferences and climbing styles. However, there are a few iconic climbing destinations that are widely renowned. What would you add to the list? Here are three of ...them:

    1. Yosemite National Park, United States: Yosemite, located in California, is legendary among climbers. It offers a variety of climbing routes, including El Capitan and Half Dome, which are iconic symbols of big wall climbing. The park's granite cliffs and stunning landscapes make it a dream destination for climbers around the globe.

    2. Fontainebleau, France: Fontainebleau, situated just outside Paris, is a mecca for bouldering enthusiasts. It's famous for its extensive sandstone boulders and provides a unique and diverse range of problems for climbers of all skill levels. Fontainebleau attracts climbers from all over the world who come to test their strength and technique on its renowned bouldering circuits.

    3. Joshua Tree National Park, United States: Located in southern California, Joshua Tree National Park is known for its vast expanse of desert climbing. It offers a mix of traditional and sport climbing routes, with its distinctive Joshua trees providing a remarkable backdrop. The park's granite and monzonite rock formations create challenging and memorable climbing experiences.

    These are just a few of the many incredible climbing areas worldwide. Each destination has its own allure, challenges, and breathtaking landscapes, so the best choice ultimately depends on your personal preferences. Happy climbing and adventure awaits!

    Been a lovely few days running @mtntraining CWI training course at @calshotacts for a group of enthusiastic instructors with high levels of entertainment ethics.

    Thanks to @luke__punter for the additional trainer role.

    #InstructorTraining #Vertex #Outdoorlife ...#ClimbingInstructor #OutdoorOffice #Papertrail #BMC #climbingismypassion #ami_professionals #team_edelrid #blackdiamond #petzl

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