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May 2017 BS 795 Certification For Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Wire Strops

The PPE Directive 89/686/EEC covers the manufacture and marketing of personal protective equipment. It defines legal obligations to ensure that PPE on the European market provides the highest level of protection against hazards. The CE marking affixed to PPE provides evidence of this protection. Rope Assemblies PPE Wire Strops have been certified again as part of our annual audit and certification process for the standard BS EN 795:2012 – PPE against falls from height – anchor devices: requirements and testing.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) are products that the user can wear or hold, in order to be protected against hazards either at home, at work or whilst engaging in leisure activities. Statistics on fatal and major work accidents underline the importance of protection and prevention, for which personal protective equipment plays an important role.

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May 2017 New Product Launched – Introducing The Tensometer (Tension Meter)

Rope Assemblies are pleased to announce the launch of our latest product, “the Tensometer”. This new product is a Straightpoint COLT lightweight tensionmeter for fast and accurate measurement of wire rope tensions up to 11,000lbf/5000 kgf and up to 1”/25mm diameter. Manufactured using an integral, high accuracy, Bluetooth module the COLT transmits load data wirelessly to any smart device running our Android or iOS app. As the library of wire rope diameters and constructions is increased each app user will benefit when they update and receive any new data.

A built in smart device holder allows the COLT to be used as a traditional tension meter with on board display or the smartphone maybe handheld or mounted elsewhere. Supplied in a purpose made carry case the COLT is portable and utilises standard alkaline batteries making this perfect for on-site cable tension measurement across the world.

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April 2017 New Marquee PDF Download Available For The Spring/Summer Seasons

Over the last few months we have invested in a new downloadable PDF document to present our Marquee product range which can be sourced from our dedicated downloads page www.ropeassemblies.co.uk/downloads. Rope Assemblies specialises in the supply of rigging equipment to the Theatre, Entertainment and Marquee Industries worldwide. From small theatres to arenas and large outdoor events. We can supply black rigging from our £500,000 stock to meet tight schedules and delivery can be made direct to the venue if required.

Call or email our knowledgeable sales team to discuss your requirements. The Marquee PDF download offers detailed information regarding Wire Rope, Manufactured Assemblies, Fittings, Slings & Webbing, Fibre & Cord, Tools & Mechanicals and Accessories. We hope you enjoy the download as much as we did when we created it.



New Marquee PDF Download Available For The Spring/Summer Seasons

April 2017 New Apprentice & 30th Birthday Celebrations At Rope Assemblies

We are really proud of all of our staff and we are pleased to present a family personality when it comes to showing an interest in the team. We have seen Lynne Testo recently celebrate her 30th Birthday. Lynne likes to spend time with her family during the week and has a speedboat hobby for the weekend so she can be found on the River Trent during the Summer months. Lynne also likes to like to spend a lot of time on the Cath Kidston website shopping for herself in her free time.

Rope Assemblies have also recently invested in a Warehouse Apprentice called Dan Newcombe who is at our location each week whilst working in partnership with North Notts College. Dan is 16 years old and lives in Retford with a busy active life including interests in social media, football and rugby. He is looking forward to getting his driving licence at the age of 17 and then also getting his fork truck licence with Rope Assemblies. Dan will be working full time in his time whilst undertaking his 12-month apprenticeship.



New Apprentice & 30th Birthday Celebrations At Rope Assemblies

April 2017 10 & 20 Year Anniversaries for Our Valued Staff at Rope Assemblies

We are really proud to have had two staff members celebrate long term anniversaries at Rope Assemblies have worked for us for just over a combined 30 years. This month sees the 10 year anniversary at Rope Assemblies for Joanne Hopkinson and an impressive 20 year anniversary for Louise Clark.

Joanne Hopkinson celebrates 10 years with us working in sales and enjoys her family living in Retford and also has a fondness for selling items on eBay. Louise Clark celebrates 20 years of service at Rope Assemblies and now occupies the role of our Works Manager. Louise likes going to the gym, long walks at the weekend and also has a fondness for The Body Coach Joe Wicks who is a renowned fitness guru.



10 & 20 Year Anniversaries for Our Valued Staff at Rope Assemblies

March 2017 Rope Assemblies Supporting Red Nose Day

As part of supporting a number of good causes Rope Assemblies has held a Red Nose Day event at our manufacturing facility to raise money for this respected charity. Noah (Joanne Hopkinson’s son) is handing a cake, made by Lynne Testo, to one of our long serving team members Lynda. Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years. On Red Nose Day, everyone is encouraged to cast inhibitions aside, put on a Red Nose and fundraise – celebrities included!

It culminates in a night of cutting edge comedy and moving documentary films on BBC One. Red Nose Day unites the entire nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people across Africa and the UK who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty.



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March 2017 LEEA Roadshow, Sheffield – 21 March 2017

We’re back! LEEA Roadshows are FREE events for all. They provide a unique opportunity to receive latest news and build close relationships with lifting industry professionals. We welcome you to join us! On Tuesday 21st March, LEEA will be hosting the first Roadshow of 2017! The Roadshow will be held at Tankersley Manor, Near Sheffield.

We would like to welcome you to join us, this is a free event for all members and non-members. The day is short and informal, the event will take the form of a table top exhibition where LEEA member companies will showcase their latest products and services, industry relevant presentation and great opportunities to network. Agenda 10:00 – Doors open, 11:00 – Presentations, 12:30 – Q&A session, 13:00 – Buffet lunch & networking.



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March 2017 Announcement Of LEEA Directors Appointments Result

Siobhan Hitchen, Managing Director of Rope Assemblies Limited has been appointed to the LEEA board along with four other members of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association. This position and organisation is one which we are proud to be associated with and look forward to acting on behalf and working with LEEA during 2017

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. LEEA are the respected and authoritative representative body for our Members who work in every aspect of the industry, from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.



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February 2017 – New Product Patent For Rope Assemblies – Rope Ladder Evolution & Innovation

We have recently been awarded a new patent which has been granted to Rope Assemblies for the invention of a rope ladder as disclosed in a filing application allowing for a replacement rung solution. The grant has been awarded for the evolution of a rope ladder system and we are pleased to be recognised for innovation with this commercial product. The product allows for replacement rungs to be inserted if thy become damaged, allowing for longevity of the actual product as a whole.

Traditionally, rope ladders consist of ridged rungs spaced apart along and tied to a pair of ropes. While this construction provides a very secure rope ladder, if a rung became damaged, it is very difficult to replace. Our new rope ladder allows for the replacement of individual rungs which may be readily replaced without affecting the rest of the ladder. A complete overview of the product and its benefits can be found at the Patent Office website using the reference number GB2493407. You can also contact us for more information relating to this product and how it can save you time and money in the longer term.



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January 2017 – Rope Assemblies Accredited to The ISO9001:2015 Standard

We have recently updated our ISO9001 Quality Management System to the latest standard which is something we are proud of undertaking. Rope Assemblies operate a best in class approach to all areas of the business and quality management is no exception. We are now accredited to the new standard which is ISO9001:2015. We use the standard to demonstrate our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. ISO 9001:2015 is designed to respond to the latest trends and be compatible with other management systems such as ISO 14001. The new version follows a new, higher level structure to make it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards, with increased importance given to risk.



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December 2016 – Season’s Greetings From Rope Assemblies

We would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you to all of our staff, stakeholders, suppliers, partners and customers for your support during 2016. We are looking forward to 2017 and working with all of you next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Our year has seen growth across all areas with new staff, products and customers being developed and supported. We completed our BSI Audit in January and sponsored a local charity in February. In March one of our long standing staff members attained a distinction in her diploma. April saw us attend an LEEA roadshow, with our new website being launched in June. One of our products won an award in July and we celebrated our 30th year in business in the same month. August saw us launch our safe use documents library followed by “How To” video guides in September. Towards the end of the year we attended a number of trade shows including the Showman’s show and the LiftEx show in Aberdeen.



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November 2016 – LiftEx 2016 Sees Rope Assemblies Exhibiting At Stand 25 In Aberdeen

The 12th edition of the event will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on 23rd & 24th November 2016. Known as the Energy Capital of Europe, and with over forty years of experience in oil and gas operations, Aberdeen is established as one of the most influential, innovative and proactive energy cities in the world. LiftEx has become the go-to event for the lifting industry, comprising of the Exhibition, Industry Conference and Innovation Fast Pitch over the 2 days. The show attracts over 1,500 dedicated industry professionals and end users from a wide range of vertical markets, including oil & gas, energy, road & maritime transport, construction, utilities and manufacturing.

End users of Lifting Equipment in the following industries: Oil & Gas Exploration, Producer, Refiner, Ports/Maritime/Shipping, Shipbuilding, Power Generation, Offshore, Metal Production, Civil & Heavy Engineering, Construction, Automotive, Rail Maintenance and Utilities, Manufacturing, Logistics, Material Handling as well as all industries that use heavy lifting equipment or accessories. We look forward to seeing you.



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