Industry Day: 15 November 2017

Our third industry day will be held at Challenge4Change in Manchester. Speakers include Mark Davies from Lyon, Expert Witness Stephen Flanagan and James Willis from the insurers AIM

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Refreshing Your ERCA Qualification

Changes to the process of refreshing your ERCA qualification have been introduced by ERCA.

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News Bulletins

We're pleased to announce the launch of our regular news bulletins. We hope they will offer you useful information about the industry we all work in.

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Spring 2016 Training Courses

Take a look at the training courses we are running here at Burnbake over the next few months.

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New Operational Inspection & Maintenance Course

We've been working with Paul Capper of Capstone Inspections to udpate our Operational Inspection Course to include an extra day that will cover basic maintenance of your ropes course.

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ACCT - Advisory Notice for Dual Leg Lanyards

A recent incident has brought to our attention that dual leg lanyards used in PPE systems can expose users to the risk of unrecoverable entrapment of the head and trauma to the neck.[...]

New EN 15567: Parts 1 & 2, 2015 Published

The new EN 15567 Parts 1 and 2, 2015 is now available to buy from the BSI (UK only).[...]

Training in Beirut

Well this was a first for Vertex - training out in Beirut, Lebanon, with the instructors from Magic Planet and some great feedback.[...]

New Trainer, Rob Kennard

Rob Kennard, who is based in Dorset has joined the Vertex Training Team as our newest ERCA Trainer.[...]

Potential Safety Risk of the "Saferoller 2" Long Zip Clamp

Kanopeo issue a safety notice in respect of the "Saferoller 2" Long Zip Clamp[...]



A Great Year for Vertex

We've had another brilliant year of training here at Vertex....over 140 courses delivered with over 1000 instructors trained![...]


New ERCA Trainers for Vertex

Kerry Jury & Will Moy recently passed their ERCA Train the Trainer and have joined the Vertex training team.[...]



Lightning at Leisure

We often get asked advice on what to do regarding course evacuation during or in anticipation of a lightning storm.

Here is some good information and planning advice from ROSPA here


Reach for the Stars - Challenge 4 Change

Some great feedback and huge thank you to a true development and socially responsible ropes course charity.

If you have not all ready done so check out the team at Challenge 4 Change, we could all learn from Chris Whiteley and his team.[...]







Rescue Training Video

Take a look at our short new video on using a belay system operated by another person to recover an injured or incapacitated Instructor.[...]


Refresher Training Course - 9th May

We'll be running an ERCA Refresher Course here at Burnbake on Friday 9th May. On this course participants will be certificated with a refresher certificate providing another 3 years of validity on the relevant ERCA awards they have.[...]


New Ropes Course Inspection Course

This is an exciting new course that has been designed by Vertex in conjunction with Paul Capper of Capstone Inspections. Paul is one of Europe's leading ropes course inspectors with a wealth of knowledge and industry experience.[...]


Frank Schweinheim Training Course

A fabulous opportunity this summer to attend a facilitation course run by Frank Schweinheim, the General Manager at ERCA.[...]


New Vertex Website Launched

Our new website has arrived and we hope you like it! We'll be updating it on a regular basis with news and great new stuff.[...]