IRATA have recently released six new Safety Bulletins (SB 42- SB 47) that include a rope failure incident and two anchor failure incidents. A feature of many of the incidents is poor planning and careless attitudes. Guys and girls, our Christmas message is that a rope access site is no place to be taking short cuts and risks. Plan your work, identify and control hazards, and look out for your team members – remember, unless you can fly,

gravity is a bitch!

Our summary of all bulletins is attached here, and you can download the full safety bulletins at