/ CWA and rope rigging.
Has any one else came accross this issue, is it as simple as training a competant person, as part of the Wall usage internal induction?
Probably - 'yes'. If someone is deemed to be competent by someone who is qualified to make that judgement then 'on you go'.
CWA and SPA holders should also be competent to clip ropes to krabs!
A 'site specific' induction, daft as it sounds, would solve all headaches I think. Any recognised qualification (CWA and beyond) will cover the issues during training (should do anyway). But I can get a proper answer tomorrow for you when I complete CWA training. I shall ask :)
Thanks for the updates guys, I appreciate it's a very random question.
As A CWA provider, I would expect a CWA holder to be able to clip a rope through the anchor karabiner at the top of a wall, whether that be a 'normal' climbing wall or a mobile tower. They are not rigging up rope systems.
It also should be included as a wall inducton training, so they know what you expect.
In my experience, mobile walls are all different from each other, and to some extent each will have its own procedures and safety issues. The SPA or CWA will provide a useful background, but the exact details of setting up and running a session will have site-specific elements, which will need to be pointed out to instructors.
Thanks to all for the replies to date, all in line with what I expected.
So in the session today I put forward your question. The answer confirms many replies above, and things to consider include: supervisor of the tower should be able to 'vet' that 'rigging' is done correctly. If only one person working the tower, that person should either have undergone a specific induction for that equipment or should be able to legally operate the climbing lines/ropes within the remits of CWA/SPA/MIA (!) training/assessment.
If you have any doubt whatsoever I would still contact relevant professional/legal bodies as obviously I don't know your full situation or context etc etc. The above is merely kindly intended advice! Good luck with it, they're quite fun to climb/instruct on.
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