Our company not only provided rope access work services for filming at high altitude or in hard and dangerous to reach places, but also it’s team has already been the focus of the cameras and media attention. Our experience comes from the supervision of the safety for the TV documentary industry and media production. In this photo, our rope access expert secures the camera man for the shooting of the documentary film “Niagara Falls: Raging Rapids” on Discovery Channel
TV documentaries on Ivan Kristoff:
Video case studies created for rope access work timekeeping: Extreme watches for work at extreme heights
The Bulgarian Air Forces in action“We are B.A.F. – We are Being Always First ” will be a new sequence of short films, compelling to include 100 moments of the 100 year old history of the Bulgarian Air Forces.
Extreme Adventure Filming and Rope Access
On Saturday, 20th May, film maker Ivan Kristoff and NBU students from the Dept. of Cinema and Television, went for 4 days of fun and adventure in the cliffs of the Black Sea. The long weekend filming workshop was spend underwater, harpooning, climbing, caving, rock running with lots of fun and tasty food.
The Extreme Adventure team filmed rope access at height and in difficult to reach places. All measures of rope access and rigging safety were taken to the highest level. A huge thanks goes out to Prof. Lyudmil Hristov and Peter from the Film Studio of NBU for committing their days off to bringing the team away.
See our experience with Discovery Channel
We entered into a strategic collaboration with a TV production company that has a long experience with the major American broadcast and cable television and specializes in image branding. We are working on a scenario to do a series of TV documentaries that involve vertical rope rescue as well. For this reason, we can film how IRATA or SPRAT certified companies train their members and how they work in real life, what are the differences in the methods of training and what are the limitations of the different approaches to rope access, suspended access, etc.
For example: In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, window washer and construction repair men, who use ropes on the side of high-rise buildings, use Bosun’s chair (with two 12mm primary lines and one 16mm safety line, mainly braided ropes) or swing-stages. In Dubai, UAE, you use only two kernmantle ropes.
Before we re-branded, Eiger Rope Access Work Inc. in Toronto, Canada, was the only company allowed to use the kernmantle ropes, equipment and methods for rope access in Toronto by the Ontario Ministry of Labour – the government body that is in charge for creating the By-laws for our work and penalizes any violations, like the rope access methods and equipment that is not CSA approved. As a member of the Technical Committee for our industry, our principle Ivan Kristoff started to promote the concept of using kernmantle ropes and applicable equipment for rope access. But after 2003, when he did the first exterior rope access on the Antenna Mast of the CN Tower that was the Tallest Structure in the world, he has moved to the aerial operations, advertising and marketing business. Since our company is in the processes of re-branding as Consulting and Communications agency, in one of our episodes we can showcase how IRATA is re-branding their members can extend their business in new territories and heights.
So, now with a team of film makers, we intend to film the history, the presence and the future of rope access. The main focus will be on the solutions that rope access provide and it will be shown in a new way. We can film interviews and follow IRATA members and trainers in their daily projects to introduce to the public the exciting vertical world and the benefits of rope access…
Hanging by a thread. Тhey call him Spiderman. He is a high-rise rescuer. He uses his skills to help people in serious dangers. He holds the world record for rappelling. Today we are working together to prevent an accident. Every high-rise has to be cleaned at least twice a year. Its often done on a swing stage. Like those platforms, which the window washer use. But on buildings that are really high, it can get windy. So windy, that the swing stages can blow off to the sides like a pendulum. Lines can snap and people can get hurt. So, to make things safer we install anchors like this in the side of the building. That way workers can tie their swing stages to either end to the anchor. When the wind blows they will be securely fixed to the building.
April 05, 2015