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Inspection

ERCA WEB Muster GB

For all stationary ropes courses (i.e. high ropes courses, low ropes courses on poles, in trees or also in buildings), two different types of ropes course inspections apply:

  • Inaugural inspections of newly built ropes courses or inspections of ropes courses which have been rebuilt or modified
  • Regularly recurring or annual inspections

Criteria for these inspections can be found in ERCA’s Professional Standards and the EN 15567:2007.

ERCA accredits inspection bodies in Europe who check that ropes courses meet ERCA’s current Professional Safety Standards as well as the current European Norm EN 15567:2007 (as soon as it will have been published). They are entitled to award ERCA inspection certificates to ropes courses which have met all respective safety standards without fail.

ERCA will continuously assess inspection bodies against specific quality management criteria. As part of the assessment of the suitability of inspection bodies, ERCA thoroughly evaluates candidates against the following criteria:

  • Professional knowledge, expertise and qualifications as well as practical experience of inspectors
  • Impartiality in the context of their work as professional inspectors
  • Existence of relevant and valid insurance policies
  • Total Quality Management of inspection bodies

Impartiality

Inaugural inspections certified by ERCA should only be undertaken by impartial inspection bodies of Type A (according to EN/ISO/IEC17020:2004).

Periodical, recurring or annual inspections can be undertaken by impartial inspection bodies of Type A and Type C (according to EN/ISO/IEC17020:2004).

 

ERCA Certified Inspection Bodies

ERCA certified inspection body

Here you can find inspection firms which have been vetted by ERCA in terms of their ropes course expertise and quality management standards.
Country  Inspection Body Address Typ
AT Abenteuerpark Betriebs- u. Errichtungs- GmbH Stoderstr. 114
A-8962 Gröbming
Tel.: +43 (0)3685 22245
Typ C
D Actionworx GmbH Fröbelstraße 1
30451 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0)511 5454 5885
Typ C
D Balance - Erlebnis Lernen Wollenweberstr. 20-22
31134 Hildesheim
Tel.: +49 (0)5121-35122
Typ C
D CANYON, Thomas Gradl Ossinger Str. 2
81375 München
Tel.: +49 (0)160-99029826
Typ C
D faszinatour Touristik-Training-Event GmbH
Alleestr. 1
87509 Immenstadt
Tel.: +49 (0)8323/96 56-0 
Typ C
D Hochkant GmbH Am Tobel 7
88167 Gestratz-Brugg
Tel.: +49 (0)8383 9228293
Typ C
D Insight-Out Konzeptentwicklung und -realisation GmbH Hafenstraße 2
51063 Köln
Tel.: +49 (0)221-2825248
Typ C
on-the-ropes Am Graben 4
42477 Radevormwald 
Tel.: +49-2191-4601947
Typ C
NL Ropes Course Solutions H.J.A. Hovens Grevestraat 21
1333 KX Almere
Telefon: +31(0)6 57 55 20 39
Typ C
NL SBP Outdoor Witrijtseweg 15
5571 XJ Bergeijk
Telefon: +31(0)497-514698
Typ C
UK Capstone Inspection Ltd. 19 South road
Swanage Dorset BH19 2 QR
Tel.: +44 (0)77 36641420
Typ C; Typ A
UK Go Ape!   Adventure Forest Ltd. Hargrave Hall, Church Lane
IP29 5HH Hargrave, Suffolk
Tel.: +44 (0)1284 – 850 858
Typ C
UK High Time Technical Consultants Ltd. 39 Garland Road
BH15 2LB Poole Dorset
Tel.: +44-7971-685302
Typ C
UK Ropeworks Developments Limited Gorffwysfa
LLanrwst
LL26 0YY Conwy
Tel.: +44 (0)7798827203
Typ C
UK Technical Outdoor Solutions Ltd. Unit P Skirsgill Business Park, Redhills
CA11 0FA Penrith/ Cumbria
Tel.: +44-1768-863368
Typ C