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Welcome to the German Association for Rope Access – FISAT e.V.

We are the professional organization for everyone involved in trades involving the use of rope for rescue and work. On this site, we provide extensive information on professional rope access and climbing techniques, from safety guidelines and training to certification exams for rope access technicians. Our input in various panels and working groups benefits the continual further development of working techniques as well the constant improvement of safety in this field of work. FISAT – hallmark of safe rope access.


Events in 2014

7th of March 2014 - General meeting in Leipzig

Save the date für this upcoming general meeting, please. The location will be published in time.

Save the date: 24th/25th of October 2014 – FISAT Technical Symposium for comercial user, training companies and interested partners

Location: Bayerischen BauAkademie in Feuchtwangen. In time you will find further information about this event (Only in German.). Reservation/booking directely via technikseminar@fisat.de . Please note that the number of particitans is limited. Reservatioins will be released in chronical order. Please contact us if you need more information.


Here you can get to frequently used areas directly:


The FISAT-Events in 2013

15th - 21th of April 2013 - Messe München International

FISAT supports the professional associations die Berufsgenossenschaften Holz und Metall (BGHM) sowie Rohstoffe, Chemie, Industrie (BG RCI) auf der weltgrößten Fachmesse, der bauma in München (15. - 21. 04 2013).

Unter dem Motto „Ihr Weg zur sicheren Arbeit“ wird das sichere Arbeiten an hoch gelegenen Arbeitsplätzen eindrucksvoll an einer neun Meter hohen Ausstellungsfläche demonstriert. Der FISAT unterstützt die Berufsgenossenschaften bei der Absicherung der Vorführungen sowie bei Demonstrationen unseres Zugangsverfahrens.

Den Stand der BG finden Sie in Halle C4 Stand 220/320.

27th/28th of September 2013 – FISAT Technical Symposium for comercial user, training companies and interested partners

Location: training- und education-centre of Thüringer Energie AG in Erfurt (Thuringia). Here you can find further informations about this event (Only in German.). Reservation/booking directely via technikseminar@fisat.de . PLeas note that the number of particitans is limited. Reservatioins will be released in chronical order. Please note, that you will get a discount, if you make a binding booking until 30th of April 2013. Please contact us if you need more information.


5th - 8th of November 2013 – specialist trade fair A+A 2013 in Düsseldorf

The FISAT participates in this fair. The A+A ist the world's largest and most important trade fair for all aspects of safety and security. See you at hall Halle 06 / booth D02.


REVIEW: FISAT Technical Symposium for comercial user 2012 in Erfurt

FISAT Technical Symposium for comercial user, training companies and all interested partners
on 9th and 10th of November 2012

Many thanks to all participants, international partners and all project partners in this FISAT event and the Thüringer Energie AG in Erfurt for act as host from the board of the FISAT. 


Welcoming by Eric Kuhn, President of FISAT

Frank Seltenheim, General Sekretary of FISAT, gives a lecture on the topic „FISAT – The hallmark of rope access”

Sven Drangeid, advisor of FISAT, about the current status of acknowledging between european professional rope access associations (WG 51).

Dr. Marco Einhaus (BGHM, Munich) and Bernhard von Mühlenen (SUVA, Suisse) - members of „D-A-CH-S“, an international group of Experts from Switzerland, Germany, Austria and South Tirol (Italy)

Exhibitors were presenting new rope access equipment in the lobby

Dr. Marco Einhaus, BGHM „Seilzugangs- und Positionierungsverfahren – Rechtliche Grundlagen und Auslegung TRBS 2121Teil 3”

Interaction between expert audience and speakers

Bernhard von Mühlenen (SUVA, Suisse): „Rope access supervisor Level 3 - ganzheitliche Verantwortung und Beurteilungskompetenz vs. SZP-Kompetenz”

Dr. med. Sylvia Thiessenhusen, occupational physician: „Arbeitsmedizinische Untersuchung G41 – heute noch notwendig?”

Rainer Schubert, BGRCI about specifics in the field of on-the-job safety in the chemical industry: „Befahren von Behältern und engen Räumen – Gefährdungsfaktoren und ganzheitliche Gefährdungsermittlung”

Mr. Knut Foppe, Section director for safety & training of the FISAT was speaking about „Rope Access Techniques - offshore”.

Experiments whith rope access equipment outside (edge protection, heat)

Experiments and tests whith rope access equipment outside (edge protection, heat)

Experiments and tests whith rope access equipment outside (edge protection, heat)

Experiments and tests whith rope access equipment outside (edge protection, heat)

Experiments and equipment tests outside

Marco Günter-Cotte, advisor of FISAT, and Roman Schadt, E.ON Thüringer Energie AG

Performed by FISAT certifiers: rescue concepts for saving of victims during operating in tanks, reservoirs, bunkers

Performed by FISAT certifiers: rescue concepts for saving of victims during operating in tanks, reservoirs, bunkers

Demonstration and presentation of new rope access and life guard equipment

FISAT Technical Symposium 2012 in Erfurt     Photos: Holger Lucke, Ralph Sinapius


04.01.2012

New FISAT-Logbook „PERSONAL SAFETY LOGBOOK FOR ROPE ACCESS”

 

In the beginning of 2012 starts the usage of the FISAT-Logbook „PERSONAL SAFETY LOGBOOK FOR ROPE ACCESS” for Rope Acces Technicians. This logbook serves as evidence of personal operating time employing rope access.

Here you can find informations about the logbook on a severeal service page. Please use the informations and instructions in German temporarily. You can also download  the commented version of FISAT-Logbook here. 

For further informations please contact zteam@fisat.de.


Training programs

are conducted exclusively by appropriate specialized member firms! For all questions concerning training, such as dates, prices, etc., please contact the training facility of your choice directly. You will find a list of firms offering training programs here.

You may request certifiers directly by email.


12.12.2010

6th Industrial Rope Access Cup IKC_2011 in Leipzig

The open German championship in industrial rope access enters its sixth round. For the second time in a row, it will take place in the climbing hall “No Limit” in Leipzig. On March 12, 2011, the crème de la crème of rope access technicians come together to find out who is best, safest, and most competent working the ropes.

Since the previous year, the organizer FISAT (Professional Organization for Rope-Assisted Work Techniques) has been designing the competition to be as close to work situations as possible. On the one hand, the jury evaluates skill and speed on the ropes at three competition stations. On the other hand, contestants must also master additional tasks from the everyday work of a rope access technician. For the approximately 1,000 spectators at the 2010 championship, one course was particularly popular, the one where all 23 starters, from 5 countries, had to clean a smeared windowpane with water. Here, not only speed counted, but also the result. The jury deducted points for spilled cleaning water and for streaks on the pane. In 2010, the Hungarian Ligeti Márton won the championship cup with consistent performance at all three competition stations. The best German was the Berliner Knut Foppe with place 5.

Location: climbing arena No Limit in Leipzig
Time and date: 12 March 2011 10 am - 6 pm;
Accreditation for all registered starters: 8 am

Participants register by email to ikc@fisat.de

For further information see here.

With the friendly assistance of  TAPIR Leipzig (lead sponsor)
Cooperation partner of championship:  Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall (BGHM)
See further information about the event location NO LIMIT Leipzig.


11.11.2009

Formal Presentation of the First New ID at the Trade Fair A+A 2009

The world’s leading trade fair for work safety and health took place from 3 to 6 November, again in Düsseldorf. On the fair’s four days, 55,800 professionals attended to gather information from 1,541 exhibitors from 62 countries about the latest trends in the areas of work safety and company health promotion and safety management.

FISAT used this opportunity among other things to demonstrate rope access techniques to profes-sionals at its exhibition stand. But this year, the focus was on FISAT’s multilevel certification system for rope access technicians, offering the greatest possible clarity and safety for users and con-tractors.

On the first day of the trade fair, President Bernd Redlin and General Secretary Frank Seltenheim formally presented the first in the new series of unforgeable photo ID cards. Dirk Otto, company manager for new developments at the suspended platform company Asmus and master electrical engineering technician, completed the basic course in rope-access techniques in October and then passed the subsequent FISAT examination. “After the one-week course, I feel a lot more safe in using rope access techniques,” said the forty-one-year-old recipient of the new ID. For Asmus employees, the course is a supplemental qualification in case a suspended platform suddenly stops working. “In such emergencies, we no longer have to wait for the fire department to come, but can rescue ourselves using rope-access techniques,” says Otto.

FISAT-booth in Düsseldorf

Handing-in of the first new FISAT ID and certificate to Mr. Dirk Otto by leading FISAT-representatives

Frank Seltenheim (General Secretary of FISAT), Dirk Otto, Bernd Redlin (President FISAT)

Mr. Dirk Otto with the first new FISAT ID and certificate

Presentation at FISAT-booth

FISAT-booth at A+A 2009                          Photos: Ralph Sinapius