Recall Notice for Omni 1.1" Pulley Variants, 20050xxx through 22304xxx: Stop Use and Remove from Service. NATE Member Gravitec Systems Inc. just shared the following product recall information for the Omni 1.1" Pulley Variants, 20050xxx through 22304xxx. “The button assembly on a limited number of 1.1” Omni Swivel Pulleys and associated variants may not be secure. If the button comes out the side plate can open, allowing the rope to fall out which can result in serious injury or death. It was discovered that a small number of pulleys manufactured from February 2020 through October 2022 may not have had adequate thread locker or sealant, allowing the set screw to back out. Under normal circumstances, either the thread lock or sealant is adequate to secure the button and prevent this issue. Rock Exotica is issuing a recall for Omni Block 1.1” style pulleys, manufactured from February 2020 through October 2022. These pulleys must be returned to us for inspection / repair. Rock Exotica is also issuing an inspection notice for all Omni Block style pulleys made from 2018 to current. Pulleys can be inspected by the user / competent person, or if you are not comfortable doing the inspection, you can return it to...

Download the latest MATS Newsletter featuring updates from our quarterly meeting, photography competition, new rooftop worker scheme launch and an introduction to David Edwards, the new MATS co-ordinator. To download the newsletter click here. ...

Download the latest MATS Newsletter featuring the new rooftop worker scheme announced by EUSR, a look ahead to the upcoming National Register of RF Workers and recognise the national telecommunications capability of the railway. Download the Newsletter by clicking here. ...

Now that the 4th MATS conference has drawn to a close, I have been able to have a little time to sit back and reflect on the day.  This was our biggest conference to date and early indications from feedback provided by exhibitors and delegates, suggest it was a resounding success.  That is certainly the feedback from those I spoke to throughout the day.  I would like to thank our headline sponsor, Virtua, for their support of the MATS conference, along with our gold and silver exhibitors.  There are so many others to thank including, our speakers, all the delegates who attended and of course the volunteers from MATS who all made the event possible.  It would be great if you could complete the feedback survey emailed to you and we look forward to welcoming you to the next conference. Stewart Mardle | MATS Chairman (2020/21) and Conference lead 2022 ...

From February 2022, virtual cards will begin to replace current Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) Cards From February, individuals gaining a new EUSR registration will be issued with a virtual card. A physical smart card can also be requested if needed. To access their virtual card, a newly registered individual will be sent a text with a link to download an app on their mobile phone (either Android or Apple). The app will contain their virtual EUSR card, including details of all active registrations. When asked to produce the card, the individual will open the app and show the virtual card. The card checker will validate this using a free app called Checarda, which can be used with or without internet access. Alternatively, the individual's details can still be checked by entering them on the EUSR register search (available 24/7 at www.eusr.co.uk). Virtual cards will all display a card expiry date. Carole Bishop, Head of Registrations at Energy & Utility Skills, commented: "We're pleased to announce the introduction of virtual cards, the next step in our ongoing programme of investment into EUSR. Firstly, virtual cards are more convenient; no more carrying around lots of different plastic cards and no more lost cards. Secondly,...

Download the latest MATS Newsletter featuring EUSR rooftop worker - safety and access update, tips on Winter well-being and more on the appointment of Andrew Alexander as MATS new chair. Download the Newsletter by clicking here....