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Offline nearlywhite

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Re: Electrician needed for artificial cave build
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2021, 03:57:41 pm »
It is. Evidence supports it.

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Offline JoshW

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Re: Electrician needed for artificial cave build
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2021, 05:13:17 pm »
Went to an amazing artificial cave system in Bradford, had an enclosed abseil tower that led into the middle of the system.

Think it was green lane school, think they had issues shortly after building it about some sort of inspection (possibly fire) don’t quote me on that though!
All views are my own and not that of the BCA or any clubs for which I'm a member of.

Offline Ian P

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Re: Electrician needed for artificial cave build
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2021, 06:24:58 pm »
The Green Lane one was a “proper” artificial cave including chambers with artificial formations. It was built out of fibre glass sections of shaped “tubing” (similar to the BCA artificial cave), this was all housed in an old swimming pool with a false floor over the top. I think it was built with some grant money and part of the deal was for it to be available to other non school users.
Fibre glass dust and the fact that the procedure for dealing with someone stuck was to unbolt the sections were some of the challenges to overcome. Not sure what happened to it but it was a large financial investment, so hopefully it is still been put to good use.  :thumbsup:

Offline Paul Greenfield

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Re: Electrician needed for artificial cave build
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2021, 01:05:16 pm »
In total agreement with Ian P
I have been involved with designing, installing and training staff to operate "caving" attractions in Activity Centres, Council Sports Centres etc for some years
If it is a man-made, indoor structure then it comes under all the standard building rules:- emergency lighting, evacuation procedure, air circulation etc.
This can be done with `pop open` hatches, LED lighting etc.
Staff (typically teenage non-cavers) are trained to brief youngsters, lead them through some sections, let them explore for themselves at times, sweep the system if the fire alarm goes off etc.
This is not intended as a substitute for caving, it is a fun experience for kids, trying something they would otherwise never get the change to experience.
I do know of a kid`s activity centre that will put 10,000 youngsters through their system every year, almost all have a great experience.
I agree this NOT an artificial cave, it is a maze, usually fibre-glass / plywood, but we always struggle for a suitable name.
I know I am leaving myself wide open to abuse here; but perhaps someone on this thread can come up with a better name.

 

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