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Offline CatM

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Up for grabs – SpanSet IRATA course (Hidden Earth Grand Prize)
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:58:12 pm »
Where could an IRATA course take YOU?

As part of the fantastic UKC competitions at Hidden Earth, I was lucky enough to win the Grand Prize of an IRATA course, donated by SpanSet.


However, after much deliberation (and procrastination), I have decided to re-donate this prize to a more worthy cause: someone who will be able to gain more from it than I could.

Perhaps you are looking for a new career in rope access? Or are you in need of requalification? Maybe you simply want to gain some valuable new skills?

This prize is worth upwards of £700 (:o) and will provide the lucky recipient with a week-long course based at SpanSet’s training centre in Middlewich, at the end of which you will (hopefully!) gain an IRATA qualification.

In order to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, you will need to do the following:

1.   Pledge a make a donation to CHECC and/or CRO should you be the winner (you can PM me with details of this if you prefer)
2.   Reply below on this thread to tell us what you would gain from the course and why you think you deserve the prize.

I will then judge the worthiest cause.
The deadline for entries is midnight on 31st December - you could be starting the new year on the way to a new career!
NB. If there are insufficient entries, I reserve the right to extend this deadline.

Good luck!  :bounce: :beer2: :thumbsup:

'SpanSet design, manufacture & supply Height Safety, Lifting & Load Control products at their custom built Cheshire plant. SpanSet products ensure the highest level of safety. We also train people how to use our equipment, safely.  We offer a wide range of Rope Access and Height related safety training courses including IRATA levels 1,2 and 3; Confined Spaces; Working at Height; Height Safety for Industry/Emergency Services/Military; Safe Lifting & Rigging; Load Control + much more.  Our modern, extensive training facility offers state of the art classrooms with multimedia touchscreens, excellent indoor rope access training area + various purpose built outdoor training structures'.

« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 11:43:39 am by Pegasus »

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Re: Up for grabs – Spanset IRATA course (Hidden Earth Grand Prize)
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 11:00:06 pm »
I never wanted, or expected to use the ' like button'.
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Re: Up for grabs – SpanSet IRATA course (Hidden Earth Grand Prize)
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 09:09:39 pm »
Very generous - well done CatM  :thumbsup:

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Re: Up for grabs – SpanSet IRATA course (Hidden Earth Grand Prize)
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 10:26:28 pm »
do you have any information on when the course would be or is it quite flexible?
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Re: Up for grabs – SpanSet IRATA course (Hidden Earth Grand Prize)
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 07:08:21 pm »
I understand there is some flexibility yes - Pegasus can probably tell you more.

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Re: Up for grabs – SpanSet IRATA course (Hidden Earth Grand Prize)
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 07:19:23 pm »
Sorry we will not be training you, but should you call past on your North or South I am sure I can arrange a consolation piece of rope if hat would suit.

Thanks also for putting this up again as an opportunity for someone else.

SpanSet will be happy to continue the offer leaving it open for use at some convenient point until the end of 2019.
Don't forget it is an offer of a new course or a refresher if you already have a ticket and wish to upgrade or re certify.
The lucky recipient will benefit from training in a great environment with dry and warm areas indoors complemented with higher more exposed areas outdoors for a touch of realism.
Tea, coffee etc is always on to aid the information sinking in and lunches are included.
All you need is to win and sort out travel or accommodation local to Middlewich which we can advise on if required.

Thanks again to Cat and Good Luck to all who enter.

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Re: Up for grabs – SpanSet IRATA course (Hidden Earth Grand Prize)
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 09:00:00 pm »
Right, I'll chuck my hat in as I've been wanting to do an IRATA course for a while now.
I'm a cave instructor predominantly. Over the last year I have begun expanding my skills to move into doing inspections for ropes courses and zip wires. One of the things I've had to do is convert my single rope cave skills over to 'working' 2 rope skills. With more opportunities opening up to me in this sector, I need to get properly schooled in the work at height ways. I'm happy on rope and with self-learning but have always appreciated the value of expert training to avoid the pitfalls of bad habits, and because of this, I've wanted to put myself through an IRATA course for some time. I had even budgeted for doing one in the new year but sadly my van was written off while parked and I was injured and out of action for a little while. As you may know with the world of insurance, you never get back what you really need to replace what you lost, so my course fund had to go into paying for the difference for a replacement vehicle. That's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, it's just set me back a while on the master plan.
I use my rope skills as a volunteer with the DCA (as Project Officer and a bolt installer) and DCRO and I'm sure that this extra knowledge could be useful in those circles.
I'm sure that there will be hard up cavers/students here who are more deserving of the prize, so to offset that, I'll pledge to donate £200 to the CRO team of your choice, or split that between teams.