What do Safety, Tower Climbing and KidWind all have in common? Well if you are on a KidWind Team at Darlington Middle School you learn a lot about the design, building and testing of model wind turbines to produce electricity. Then if the you are lucky you get to see and learn about climbing wind turbine towers, the equipment used and the attention to safety that everyone in the industry must consider and maintain. SAFETY is number one!
Mallory Takes Tower Rescue to New Heights: Introduces Industry-First Ape-Xtreme Integrated Pulley Lightweight Micro Descender System
First NFPA 1983-Conforming, Go-Anywhere, Do-Everything Micro Descender System That Solves Multi-Scenario Descent, Ascent and Rescue Situations
Portland, Ore. – February 27, 2019 – Mallory Safety and Supply LLC, the largest independent safety distributor in the Western United States, today announced the company introduced its advanced new Ape-Xtreme Micro Descender System. The Ape-Xtreme is the lightest, strongest, full tower multi-use Micro Rescue System with NFPA 1983 Certified Lifesafety Rope on the market, and is the only friction descender with an integrated pulley and cam system. The new Ape-Xtreme will be demonstrated for the first time at the 2019 AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference in Coronado, Calif., February 27-28, 2019.
First Go Anywhere, Do-Everything Micro Descender System
The Ape-Xtreme Assisted Rescue and Personal Escape System is designed for rescue and evacuation by persons who work at height in or on structures where an additional means of rescue or emergency egress involves the use of a control descent device. Now, any rescuer or worker in Wind Power, Fire Service, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Construction and Telecom operations can conduct easy, efficient rescue in any situation. These rescue situations include: vertical descent, static horizontal lifelines, confined space, inside ladder wells, and rescue unreachable situations.
Mallory-ENSA’s Ape-Xtreme’s lightweight, high-performance design reduces the need for large rope and is 100% compatible with any commercially-available full body harness. The new System is ideal for confined spaces because it utilizes the smallest NFPA-certified life safety rope, and delivers two-mechanical advantage systems for hauling and rescue out of convoluted spaces. The Ape-Xtreme’s lightweight design also makes it more efficient for use by power generation, wind farms, construction, telecom, fire service and other worker applications where exertion and high heat are a challenge.
“Wind power, telecom, Oil & Gas and industrial organizations have demanded a lightweight, multi-use, two-person micro descender that their teams can use anywhere, anytime, for all situations. Our commitment to our customers and at-height worker safety and rescue led us to design and manufacture the new Ape-Xtreme Assisted Rescue and Personal Escape System, the first go-everywhere, do-everything micro descender system that delivers rescue and descent capabilities that previously only an NFPA tactical team could do,” said Tim Loy, President of Mallory Safety and Supply. “Now any tower or at-height industrial worker or responder can affect a rescue with the smaller, lighter, Ape-Xtreme System.”
Industry-First Micro Descender Integrated Pulley Increases Safety, Descent Response
To enable all users to better control rescue and descent, the Ape-Xtreme includes a built-in Ape-Xtreme Variable Friction Control Cam™ system. This patented new cam system provides users with tactile and audio feedback, which puts greater response and easier control in the hands of the user as they conduct their static-dynamic movement. The new Ape-Xtreme Cam System smooths the descent and makes it easier for the user to recognize and regulate descent speed.
The pulley and capture key eliminate the need for an additional carabiner tension setup and connector. This provides the user with a second point of friction, and allows users to maintain higher loads. In addition, the new Ape-Xtreme pulley creates a mechanical advantage system for hauling and lowering items. The integrated pulley provides a 3:1, 4:1 and 5:1 mechanical advantage system for users.
Comprehensive Lightweight Micro Descender Design Advances the Marketplace
The Ape-Xtreme System is a lightweight micro system capable of a two-person evacuation and rescue maintaining a 5:1 safety factor when used for a maximum weight of 585 lbs. The System can be used for multi-scenario rescue situations including: Self and assisted evacuation; Self-rescue when in suspension; Rescue in descent (single person); Rescue raising a remote patient (single person); and Team rescue and rigging scenarios.
The patented, fully- serviceable Ape-Xtreme System is built in the USA, and includes innovative features including: A pivoting cam “mechanical variable friction control;” High performance folding control lever handle for easy egress over edges, as well as the ability to conduct feedback descent; Integrated rope wear/control pulley; Hands-free locking and panic grab brake system; Euler change-out system; Pivot cam plurality groove technology; ENSA Descent Performance Long Line Life Safety Rope Systems; and The Ape-Xtreme will operate on ENSA FR hybrid kernmantle Polyester/Technora® rope.
Ape-Xtreme system is 3rd party tested to conform to: NFPA 1983 C(E), EN 12841, ISO 22159, ANSI/ASSE Z359.4-2013 Safety Requirements for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue Systems, Subsystems and Components for a single maximum descent of up to 137 m (450 ft) in accordance with Z359.4 Descent Energy Rating Calculation formula (DERC). (Certificates and test data are available upon request.)
“Major industrial and tower operations have turned to Mallory to provide effective safety products and integrated training that reduce risk, help increase worker safety, drive productivity and grow revenue,” added Loy. “Mallory-ENSA will continue to provide all industries with innovative new safety systems, as well as the best safety equipment, personnel support services, and training that increase worker protection and improve operational growth.”
Rescue Training is Essential – To Reduce Worker Stress, Risk and Insurance Premiums
NOTE: This product must only be used by persons who are trained by ENSA North America, and are competent in its use as part of an evacuation and assisted rescue kit. Safe use of the ENSA Ape-Xtreme Assisted Rescue and Personal Escape System requires familiarity with its behavior during basic rescue and descent skills. Successful completion of an initial Ape-Xtreme System certification training is required prior to use as a personal evacuation and rescue system. Initial certification, and recurring certification every two years, is required and must be provided by a certified ENSA instructor. Training must cover all relevant rescue and evacuation strategies per the ENSA APE Systems Instructor Guide and Student Field Guide (provided at the time of training).
Price and Availability
The new Ape-Xtreme Micro Descender System is available now in North America from Mallory Safety and Supply or from ENSA North America, a division of Mallory Safety. Customers interested in obtaining more information or purchasing the Ape-Xtreme should contact their local Mallory Safety and Supply office or Mallory regional sales manager. For more information and to download Ape-Xtreme product information, visit http://www.ensa-northamerica.com/apex/ .
About Mallory Safety and Supply
Mallory Safety and Supply LLC is the largest independent safety distributor in the Western US, with approximately 350 employees, and 22 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Mallory provides Industrial, Defense and Aviation, Municipalities, Oil and Gas, Responders, Ethanol, Wood and Pulp, Wind Energy, Telecom, Roofing and Construction and other industries with advanced safety solutions including: Safety Equipment, Staffing, Training, Vending, Turnaround, Mobile Training, Rental, Product Service and Support, Consulting, and other services. For more than 30-years, Mallory Safety has delivered a broad array of worker safety protection products, systems, and abrasives, cutting tools, clean room and construction supplies, to exceed customer expectations and deliver both safety expertise and full-solution vendor consolidation and supply chain efficiency for organizations. For more information, visit http://www.malloryco.com/.
ENSA Instructors Steve and Nick at Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia for Stormseal Training
ENSA APE Descends on Cuba
Guantanamo Bay Cuba
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This past week the Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance Team of the Centerra Group LLC., under the Direction of Jacob Hansen, underwent a week long training event to obtain Global Wind Organiza-tion – Basic Safety Training Certification through ENSA North America.
Certification in the Global Wind Organization – Basic Safety Training is designed to impart knowledge and education of hazards encoun-tered when working within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards. And also equip recipients with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency.
The training provided through ENSA North America introduces the recipient to safe work at height practices involving vertical rescue sce-narios specific to wind turbines, fire prevention and manual handling exercises necessary to the work environment and essential first aid training addressing the need to understand trauma at height.
The Centerra Group LLC. Procurement Team led by Tracey Miller in-vested in the ENSA A.P.E. Micro Rescue System a specially designed rope rescue and escape system with a reputation for unparalleled performance for ‘long line’ rescue scenarios (for persons working and access heights greater than 250 ft.).
(ENSA A.P.E. Micro Rescue System was designed to exceed OSHA response times for self and assisted rescue) Jake and his team will always be climbing with a personal rescue system capable of ‘prompt’ response in the event of an emergency.
In addition ENSA’s GWO Basic Safety Training curriculum took in hand a high level of training in Trauma Kits, AED’s, Bag Valve Masks, Cervical Splints and Immobilization Techniques. The equipment was demonstrated to proficiency under a scenario based training program involving multiple impact injuries and special movement consider-ations culminating in full tower emergency descent. (Full tower de-scent was carried out utilizing multiple rescue escape systems under professional rescuer supervision)
Ben Miller, Centerra Group Safety Director participated and organized incident command response participation by the Guantanamo Bay Fire and Rescue Team, who enacted all down tower casualty interven-tion, to be lowered on multiple rescue systems.
Rob Siegel Director of ENSA North America, stated, “This is really good to see and experience, this is the first time, I can personally recall a military contractor, operating at the forefront in rescue practices and technologies spearheading innovation within the wind industry.” “It shows the dedication and commitment to work at height safety my hat is off to Jake and the Centerra Group Safety Team, under the Direction of Ben Miller.”
Other industry early adopters of the ENSA APE Systems and training include EON, Vestas, EDP Renewables, BP, MFG, and EDF in addition at least four of North America’s top wind technician training colleges are teaching their students ENSA training and APE systems.
ENSA instructor Tom Sutton traveled to the Punta Lima Wind farm in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to deliver GWO_BST Work at Heights training to employees of Gestamp Wind. The device trained on was an automatic controlled rate descent device but Tom always has his APE system as the primary device in the rescue plan during training. We spent 2 days training in their wind towers with the beautiful Caribbean coastline as our backdrop!”
Tower 16 celebrated their newest location in Plainville, Illinois last week and invited ENSA to the party with our Mobile Training Tower. We were also able to coordinate a two day Telecom training course for their crew. We had a great time with great people, thanks again for having us!
Between April 25th-29th, three ENSA employees recertified their L3 and we hosted the Premier Services owner and his lead tech. Premier Services is a local Portland, Oregon, rope access company and level 1.
The course was co-instructed by Stephen Brown, ENSA Chief Instructor, and Robert Siegel, ENSA’s Executive Director, at ENSA’s rope access course at Mallory’s Portland, Oregon, location. There was much work done on the course to prepare it for Level 3. We added a 10’ by 10’ elevated platform and 25 new anchor points to the walls and floor which made for some very long days, but the course was a total success, consisting of 5 SPRAT level 3’s and 1 level 1.
We were at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego last week for a private summit hosted by EDF. We were doing a demo with our mobile training tower and for the first time, executed six back to back skill evolutions with the APE, all in one hour!
- Mitigation of suspension trauma of an unconscious casualty.
- Confined space extraction.
- Self rescue after a fall.
- Assisted rescue of an unreachable co-worker.
- Ladder rescue.
- Two person evacuation.
Thanks to Courtney Vertanen and her team at EDF Renewable Energy for capturing the photos for us.
We’re here at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort for NATE Unite 2015, enjoying the sunny weather and showing off our ENSA Mobile Tower. The response has been outstanding and we’re giving demos of the APE all day today.
We were able to have an official ENSA Day at the Animal Kingdom after the conference!
And when it was all said and done, the reality of winter was all too clear.
via the Wanzek newsletter “Building Strong Communications”
Tower Rescue Training Held at Los Vientos III
Wanzek team members participated in a five day Wind Turbine Authorized Instructor training course in January, 2015. This ENSA Training course is a certified training for persons with safe work at height instructor experience. Participants need a minimum of two years of working at heights, a valid safe access and rescue certification and sponsorship from their employer.
The graduating candidates are deemed proficient in the delivery of the WE1002 and WE1003 curriculum and able to certify students as “Authorized under Work at Height and Rescue” in the practical aspects of rescue and evacuation while addressing the safety fundamentals of working at height.
Our friend and client at ZF Industries has welcomed his new baby boy!
Wind farms are normally located in remote locations, away from a hospital or other emergency treatment facilities. This is a major concern if a worker gets hurt – how will they be treated quickly? Wind energy employers should determine the estimates of emergency medical service response times for all their wind farm locations for all times of the day and night at which they have workers on duty, and they should use that information when planning their first-aid program. The employers must ensure that medical personnel are available for advice and consultation, and that someone who is trained is available to provide first aid. See OSHA’s web page on Medical Services and First Aid for Electric Power Industry pertaining to Two-Person Rule and 4-minute Rescue.
Read more about it here.
During Rob Siegel’s ENSA Telecom Training at our new CIP Partner’ Location in Kansas City, MO a very special event happened.
The guys came down tower to find on the tailgate of their truck a Note of Appreciation along with Power Snacks chosen with care and appreciation just for our guys.
As you read the letter you immediately have a sense of pride for why Rob and his team do what they do. Bringing the climber home safely, back to their family, every night. That’s it.
ENSA provides exceptional training, under the leadership of Rob. He reminds us all why Safety is our foremost objective in all that we do. Why we teach the way we do, the attitude of all our instructors and team members, and being part of a larger Safety Company keeps our priorities in line with “Safety First”.
The guys came down tower, had snacks waiting and an incredible note of appreciation that simply made our year.
Thank you to the anonymous “Snack Angel” – Be Safe and may the ENSA Protective Angels watch over your husband and family.
Today ENSA unveiled the APE system with EDF – Electricity de France. Rob Siegel huddled with the elite team in St. Quentin, France.
EDF and ENSA Europe…
Things are going APE SH%%T at ENSA!
Installing the new APE bag with HCS System and the newest ENSA girl, talking about the ENSA Stop not being a fall arrest lanyard.
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The Wireless Industry Safety Task Force released the first public service announcement in the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign. The goal is to stress 100% tie-off and worker safety.
Check out the first video and expect to see many more in the future.
I bet you didn’t know Rob Siegel, Director of ENSA made the new Quarter.
One of the many past experiences of our resident Sky Monkey, was being on the job for cleaning and repairs at Mount Rushmore. Rob is a certified SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) Level III. The highest classification by SPRAT.
When you think of ENSA, just look up. Anything working at heights means you have to have ENSA training of some kind.
Just this week while at a job site, the heat temperature rose to 114 degrees. The turbine was a heated up can. Our rescue training could have easily ended up with a real-life rescue as workers were “feeling the heat”. Staying aware, resting, knowing your limits and hydrating must be part of the JSA when working at heights and in the heat.
Combine the extreme heat that has arrived in parts of the country earlier than expected, climbers are not acclimated to the new heat temperatures. ENSA takes this seriously and all our trainers are skilled and trained in Heat Stress Protocols while on the job site.
“Every one of our instructors are aware of the hazard and effects of heat stress. We rest often, hydrate often and review our safety protocols with a buddy check system. We take no chances, whatsoever”, says Steve Brown, Lead Instructor at ENSA. Combine the heat with FR apparel and you have a completely new set of heat stress hazards. FR apparel although made of cotton fibers, simply is not conductive for keeping the worker cool. Educating the climber is first, having a back-up plan in case of heat exhaustion is mandatory and teaching rescue techniques that “slow things down” a bit, to insure that we don’t have two climbers needing rescue is what ENSA teaches. “We know about this, and our rescue plan and training encompasses all weather conditions”, continues Steve.
The temperature is heating up, the job site is getting warmer, and the dangers of overheating are increasing. Be aware that risk levels increase greatly when the heat index reaches 91 degrees.
Summer outdoor work offers plenty of challenges, but thankfully there are a ton of safety products devoted solely to the health and safety of outdoor workers on a hot work site. And there are countless resources to help you deal with the hazards that the hot weather has to offer.
- OSHA has a comprehensive section on its website devoted to the Prevention of Occupational Heat Exposure. It features short tips in the areas of Engineering Controls, Work Practices, PPE and Training. OSHA also includes the Water•Rest•Shade campaign, and downloadable Heat Stress Resources for your employees.
- NIOSH has a large portion of the website devoted to Heat Stress. NIOSH also offers a convenient Fast Facts sheet that can be conveniently hung up on a work site. Download a PDF of the Fact Sheet here.
- If you don’t like the official way that government agencies word heat stress tips, check out this excellent article from EHS Today. The first two paragraphs are all it takes to drive home just how important things like cooling, rest and hydration are.
- The National Weather Service provides an in-depth look at how the heat index works and the dangers exposure to heat can cause. Their approach applies to everyone, not just outdoor workers, and they provide plenty of valuable information.
It doesn’t really matter where you get your info from. A long form white paper or a simple chart are equally informative. Choose the one that works best for you. The important thing is to know how serious the dangers of heat stress can be. Workers and foremen need to be aware that the summer sun and the heat it brings change how you operate on the job site. Staying informed is the best way to beat heat stress.
Mallory Safety & Supply features heat stress prevention products from Ergodyne, Occunomix as well as high visibility hydration packs from Vinatronics. Ergodyne has a complete program for heat stress featuring hydration packs (Water), Shax high visibility rest tents (Rest and Shade) and cooling banadanas, beanies, evaporative cooling vests, sweatbands, wrist sweatbands and neckbands. When it comes to heat stress and protecting your workers, Mallory Safety & Supply has it all.
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The ENSA APE Silverback has proven to be “The” Go-to Micro Rescue System in the market. ENSA officially launched the APE (Assisted-rescue Personal Evacuation) System at the AWEA Wind Power Show in Las Vegas this last May.
ENSA was on full display at the Wind Power show with their 30′ Mobile Training Tower along with ENSA Instructors and CIP (College Instructors) providing live demonstrations to attendees of the APE Systems and Silverback units.
Attendees under supervision climbed the tower, learned how to work with the pre-rigged 6:1 Silverback system and than descended on the APE D2.
“The APE is designed to be just this easy to use. Combined with ENSA training, the APE Silverback system has proven itself. I designed the APE to answer the concerns that companies want to have a rescue system on their climber at all times, is lightweight, no advanced rigging training required and can be deployed in seconds”, says Rob Siegel, Director of ENSA.
THE ENSA APE – It will Change the Way You Think About Rescue.
For more information inquire below.
You work on the edge without fear. And we respect that. But there are dangers your current equipment doesn’t cover — or even causes. Nano-Lok™ edge changes that.
The extremely durable Nano-Lok Edge Self-Retracting Lifeline is expertly designed for foot level tie-off during applications where sharp edges present a safety hazard. See how the latest SRL from Capital Safety is rugged enough, and smart enough, to take on the toughest fall protection situations.
FOOT LEVEL TIE-OFF FOR SHARP EDGES!
Designed for 2.4m working length
Ergonomically designed for comfort
Single and 100% tie-off units available
Meets the most stringent safety standards
NANO-LOK EDGE™ IS YOUR ANSWER
A. INTEGRATED, BACKPACK-STYLE ENERGY ABSORBER
The energy absorber and connector work together to limit forces on both the worker and the impacted edge. Backpack design stays tight to the harness and evenly disperses the unit’s weight. nano-lok-double.jpg
Wow! It’s orange.
Designed to let you know your worker has the right gear for the job.
B. PATENTED CONNECTOR
Providing 360 degree of rotation, the direct-to-harness connection provides seamless integration of the energy absorber and leaves the D-ring open for rescue or other equipment.
C. GLOBAL SHARP EDGE ICON
DBI-SALA universal icon to quickly and easily identify sharp edge product.
D. TOUGH & FLEXIBLE WEBBING OR GALVANISED CABLE LIFELINES
The 2.4m of 5mm cable or 20mm Kevlar®/Dyneema webbing provides maximum range of motion, durability, and cut resistance.
E. IMPACT-RESISTANT HOUSING
Lightweight thermoplastic housing provides maximum durability.
F. HOOK OR KARABINER OPTIONS
Designed to meet your unique needs,the Nano-Lok™ edge comes in many configurations.
1. TRIP HAZARD
Lanyards, whether designed for foot level tie-off or not, go slack, creating snag and trip hazards. The Nano-Lok™ edge retracts unused lifeline, virtually eliminating this potential.
Products not specifically designed for foot level tie-off will generate forces far exceeding accepted safety parameters in the event of a fall. The Nano-Lok™ edge components work together to absorb the energy, limiting the average arresting forces to 4kN or less.
3. FALL CLEARANCE
Traditional foot level tie-off products require fall clearances up to 5.6m. The Nano-Lok™ edge can be used with fall clearances as little as 4.9m.
4. SHARP EDGES
Traditional lifelines are simply unreliable over sharp edges. The Nano-Lok™ edge components work together to keep you safe in this dangerous and everyday situation.
WORK ON THE EDGE WITH CONFIDENCE
Sharp edges are found in many leading edge applications where the edge is able to cut or damage a traditional lifeline upon contact.
How does Nano-Lok™ edge pass sharp edge tests while others fail?
The Nano-Lok™ edge uses an innovative combination of lifeline material, energy absorption and harness connection to reduce forces on both the worker and the edge.
COMPARE FOR YOURSELF
In your line of work, fall clearance is an every day hazard. The Nano-Lok™ edge reduces fall clearance by nearly 15%.
Steve Brown and BP VERT (vertical emergency response team) Graduates at Fowler Wind Farm.
See you at WIND POWER 2014 – Booth 3420
ENSA North America, Mallory Safety & Supply’s Work-at-Height Safety Rescue Training Division will be exhibiting at this year’s Wind Power Show in Las Vegas. Found in booth number 3420, ENSA will feature their 28 Ft. Mobile Training Tower where ENSA trainers will be demonstrating the ENSA APE (Assisted-rescue Personal Evacuation System). A first for the industry, the APE developed by Rob Siegel, Director of ENSA, definitely changes the way you think about rescue.
Under 12 lbs, the APE System is light enough to have your rescue system with you at all times. This micro system is fast becoming the standard for rescue kits in the industry.
Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tuesday, May 6 – Thursday May 8th
Tuesday and Wednesday – 10am – 6pm
Thursday – 10am – 1:00pm
Our second year at NATE and ENSA takes the prize for BEST OF SHOW in the 10 x 20′ Exhibit Booth Category at the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) – Telecom Show.
The announcement came over the loud speaker that ENSA has won “something”. Kellie Hoffmeister grabbed Rob Siegel and ran to the center of the hall. Not knowing what they had won, Kellie and Rob went up on stage to learn as the trophy was being handed to them. BEST OF SHOW.
” I was so excited”, I had no idea about this contest much less it was a Huge Deal to win at the NATE Conference, I was completely taken by surprised and quite honestly just so very happy and smiling ear-to-ear., says Kellie. Rob Siegel, Director of Operations was equally surprised and very happy about the outcome. “Well, there is no doubt people know about ENSA in TELECOM now. After all, our slogan this year was “We Are Telecom”, Kellie said to own the space and we literally owned or won the space.
ENSA made great contacts, wonderful new friends and long lasting business relationships at this conference. There is no doubt that ENSA is TELECOM.
ENSA teaches Telecom Courses under the NATE Criteria for Authorized Climber, Competent Climber, Competent Rescurer. See courses here.
ENSA Showcased the HARKEN Electric Work Seat and the ENSA APE Micro-Rescue System (Assisted-Rescue Personal Evacuation).
Check our ENSA’s Mobile Training Tower. Up Tower and Training in less than 60 Seconds.
Proudly wearing their new ENSA pants.
(Left) Jonathan Peterson – Safe Access and Rescue Certified (Tractel) – Wind Energy, ENSA Rope Access Technician – Level 1 Certified, SPRAT Rope Access Technician Level 1 Certified.
(Right) Zack Hannan – Safe Access and Rescue Certified (Tractel) – Wind Energy, ENSA Rope Access Technician – Level 1 Certified, SPRAT Rope Access Technician Level 1 Certified
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Happy guys after a good bit of meat and seafood at a favorite hot spot in Tacoma, WA, after the safety show in September, 2013.
ENSA Band of Brothers. All APED-Out in ENSA gear. Available on ENSAWerks.com
Rob Siegel and Head Instructor Steve Brown discuss the merits of the new Windows phone while having their latte at a trendy bakery near our Portland training facility. ENSA instructors are so happening! Nice uniforms too!
Steve has been with ENSA for over 3 years. His attention to detail is tremendous. Steve is well liked and his teaching methods and student feedback always score the highest marks.
|Proper lighting is a frequently overlooked, yet essential, factor when it comes to jobsite safety. Potential hazards are much more dangerous if they’re hard to see. Professionals know they must have a headlamp to see once in turbine and now you have a new solution for Flashlights and headlamps by Bayco.The NightStick line of headlamps and flashlights offers models in battery-powered, rechargeable and intrinsically safe versions. Each has its own value.
Bayco offers variety, but the company also provides durability. Each light is rated to at least a two-meter drop, and each is lightweight and easy to handle. The bottom line is that any lighting option that you choose from Bayco is likely to be one that you can count on to illuminate the jobsite.
Learn more about Bayco lighting straight from the source. Check out Bayco sell sheets to find out why they offer some of the best lighting options available.
Go APE with ENSA at Booth 100
The Only Booth You Need to Visit
Introducing the ENSA APE – It Will Change The Way You Think About Work-at-Height Rescue
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ENSA, a Work-at-Height Safety Rescue Training division of Mallory Safety & Supply, is finishing up their most comprehensive rescue training course called VERT (Vertical Emergency Response Team) at Fowler Wind Farm, Fowler Indiana. A 10-day course, VERT training includes all advanced competencies for a Wind Technician.
– Incident Command
– Advanced First Aid and CPR Training
– Rope Access
– APE Rescue Training
– Confined Space
– Advanced Techniques of Rescue and Pick-off
VERT has been adopted by VESTAS and BP, with an elite team to be response-ready at the Fowler Wind Farms. This team of exceptional technicians has advanced their professional status in safety and rescue.
VERT requires a yearly re-certification and is considered the best in the industry.
Designed by Rob Siegel, Director of Operations, VERT sets the standards for Wind and Rescue.
During the VERT training, ENSA rolled out their new Mobile Training Tower. Having this tower right on the job site proved to be an incredible asset for the VERT Training Team. Valuable time was saved by having the tower right outside the training facility. No time lost in gathering the group and heading to a turbine for scenarios. In a few minutes the guys were up tower and in simulations, including challenging confined space rescue scenarios.
Another advantage of the tower was the ability to see all the techs at one time in an open environment. The trainer could walk 360 degrees around the tower and see simultaneous training exercises with instructor/tech interaction.
The mobile tower is ready to roll and currently being utilized in the Midwest. Within 500 miles we can be on job-site and set up within one hour upon arrival. “It saves on travel, keeps my guys focused on the training and is available for instant scenarios without having to travel to a tower location. I really like the convenience and cost-savings of not having my guys gone from home. It is a no brainer,” says BP Fowler Wind Farm Manager.
Additionally ENSA trained on the new APE Systems. Assisted-rescue Personal Evacuation
Students were given the APE (both the escAPE and the D2) and learned how to complete a self-rescue and a pick-off utilizing skills learned from Steve Brown, Lead Instructor, and Rob Siegel, Ops Manager and Instructor Trainer. Feedback: “We love the APE.” Lightweight, easy to use, versatile, love the descent. All positive feedback. “How soon can we get this system?” says Lead Tech at BP.
Seems the guys are going APE for the APE. Next they will want a T-shirt that says, “I went APE Shirt for the APE”.
For information on APE Systems and Training and to book the ENSA Mobile Safety Training Tower, contact ENSA
The ENSA APE is an Assisted-rescue & Personal Evacuation System that effectively provides an “all in one” rapid response, rescue solution that is lightweight and economical enough for each worker to wear on his or her harness. Positioned at or below the waistline [much like a “fanny pack”] the ENSA APE D2 System is designed to integrate well with the majority of fall arrest harnesses currently on the market. Self Rescue – provides the user with the ability to affect an immediate response self rescue strategy:
- Post fall suspended by a lanyard
- Immediate evacuation from building or structure
Assisted Rescue – Provides the user with the ability to immediately affect an efficient rescue of a co-worker who may be in one of the following scenarios:
- Victim Over the Edge Rescues – out of reach
- Victim Reachable – high or low point lift and lower
- Vertical Confined Space Extraction
- Horizontal Confined Space Extraction
- Mid-air Suspended Rescues – “pick-off” rescue
September 25, 2013
News Release – For immediate release
Contact: Colleen Piller, Director of Marketing
Telephone: (360) 992-4319
Vancouver, WA – Northwest Renewable Energy Institute (NW-REI) has partnered with ENSA North America to offer two Safe Access and Rescue Certification courses. ENSA is nationally recognized as the leader in work-at-height safety rescue training. Students of NW-REI will now complete a climbing rescue course as part of the curriculum and will graduate with their ENSA certifications, giving them a significant leg up in the job market.
In addition to certifying all graduates, NW-REI will also be offering ENSA certification classes for non-students. These classes will primarily serve businesses in relevant industries that are required to re-certify their employees on a regular basis but will also be open to the public.
“The partnership between ENSA and Northwest Renewable Energy Institute will create great new opportunities for safe work at height and rescue training in wind and telecommunications” said Daniel Vasquez, the ENSA Safe Access and Rescue Instructor of NW-REI. “ENSA is a true leader in their field and we are really excited to be able to offer their training to our students. Since we’ll be offering classes at our campus here in Vancouver and on-site by request, this is also a good chance for companies looking to re-certify their climbers.”
NW-REI will be training on two pieces of ENSA certified rescue equipment, Tractel and PDQ, and may add more in the near future. ENSA is a division of Mallory Safety & Supply, a highly specialized group of work-at-height safety pioneers and experts. For years they have provided work-at-height safety rescue training, support and rigging services to the Wind Power, Telecom and Industrial markets including Water Tower, Bridges, Solar, Suspended Platforms, Steel Mills and Foundries, and work-at-height work areas in Pulp and Paper and Tower Crane Operations.
For more information, call the International Air & Hospitality Academy at (360) 695-2500. School information can be accessed online at www.nw-rei.com.
The soon to be launched ENSA APE System – Assisted-Rescue Personal Evacuation System will be debuted at the Governors Washington State Safety Show, September 25-26th, Tacoma Convention Center. The APE, an engineered micro-system created by Rob Siegel will be demonstrated on the NEW ENSA 40′ mobile training tower. Rob and the ENSA APE Team will be available on both days. ENSA, a division of Mallory Safety and Supply is the leading company in Work-at-Height Safety Rescue, Fall Protection and Confined Space Training and providers of safety and work-at-height fall protection / rescue Equipment. Look for the APE to be shipping the first week of October. Sneak previews available by appointment. Contact Rob Siegel for more information.
The Team at ENSA is training this week on the new ENSA APE – Assisted-Rescue Personal Escape device. Rob Siegel has been working for many months getting this new product ready for market. Sneak Peek in September. Get ready to convert your old system to the APE.
The job of a wind turbine technician isn’t for everyone. Doing your work hundreds of feet off the ground is hardly a typical day at the office. And with the added height comes added risk.
Robert Siegel, the director of training for Mallory (ENSA-North America), teamed up with Jeff Wild, the technical sales manager at DUES Rescue, to write an article for the February issue of Wind Systems Magazine. The piece, entitled Successful Rescues Are No Accident, does a great job of outlining proper safety procedures when accidents happen on wind turbine towers.
A wind turbine tower is a unique work environment that requires unique safety procedures. Siegel knows his stuff when it comes to climbing safety, and Mallory is glad to have him.