New training centre

High Q UK will be saying a fond farewell to the training centre in Elland once the course is finished next week. We are moving 3 miles down the M62 to Brighouse, and have a team hard at work setting up a new venue in an old mill space. More news to follow… For anyone interested in travelling a little further afield, High Q have recently opened a new venue in Yokohama, Japan. Not that we expect many of our revalidation candidates from the North of England to head to Japan, but you never know 🙂...

Friend in high places (1)

Here’s some video of a project we were on last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wS35dd5DfE&feature=youtu.be . We have a crew back on site installing some steelwork, and there’ll be some video to follow...

New IRATA Safety Bulletins

Safety Bulletins (also called Safety Notices) are raised whenever there is an incident or near miss that might have relevance for the wider membership. The SBs are not too easily found if you are unfamiliar with the IRATA website, and often the SBs aren’t written in a way that is easily understood. However, they are vitally important, and if you go though all of the Safety Bulletins and take on-board all of the recommendations you can be confident that you’re operating in accordance with best practice. Here’s a summary of the 4 Safety Bulletins released since April 2015. You can find a summary of all 41 Safety Bulletins on our website in the resource section for IRATA candidates...

IRATA rope access lifting operations

If you have a couple of minutes spare, here’s a great little film of a High Q team on an offshore lifting job. According to our man Steve George it’s the best holiday he’s ever been on 🙂 You can click the link to our website to see the movie or the link direct to the Youtube page https://www.high-q.co.uk/rope-access-lifting-operations/...

The assessors assessment…

Click to see the video   IRATA techs everywhere can take some comfort from the fact that your IRATA assessors and instructors also have to go through the torture of the IRATA assessment once every three years. Well done Marcus Raby, Craig Shaw and Damian Sales. You lads still got the moves like Jagger…....
Enjoying the weather in Norway

Enjoying the weather in Norway

Our team have been buzzing around Europe and the Middle East recently, including a first foray into Norway. Here’s a shot of a Tomas who trained with High Q in the summer as an IRATA Level 1, and is being watched over by the ever capable Level 3 Dan...
Lifting and rigging at height

Lifting and rigging at height

Q. How do you remove 200kg of redundant steel from 300′ directly above a pedestrian walkway? A. After lots of planning by experienced professionals it takes a  team of highly competent and motivated IRATA and OPITO rope access riggers … and its cigars all round when a plan comes together 🙂 If you’re interested in a career in rope access then check out our training...