Technical Services

Details of just some of the technical services and advice that we can provide as part of an ongoing engagement or a one off service agreement.

Technical Advice Services

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 Expert 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.

Equipment Hire Services

We hire out SRT kits and helmets fitted with caving lamps to bona fide outdoor activity providers and local clubs. Currently we do not cater for individuals / members of the public. For details of our current stock, costs and terms & conditions, please contact us.

Inspection, Testing & Installation Services

I am certified as an PPE/PFPE 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 that comply with BS 7883:2019. I am also able to perform inspections for high ropes courses and zip wires in accordance with EN 15567-1 & 2.

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.

Rock Exotica Enforcer load cell for technical advice and testing.

Anchor Tester

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.

Hilti HAT-28 anchor tester

Anchor Installation Equipment

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 and certified after installation to guarantee working strengths and conformity to various Standards or Codes of Practice. Get in touch if you have an anchor installation or testing related question.

Back Garden Breaking Rig

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

Calibration and gear breaking rig.