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Programme & Time Schedule

(Updated 10.11.2019; subject to change without notice!)

Monday 20.01.2020

  • 12:00 Product Exhibition opens
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch-Snack (if pre-booked)
  • 14:00 Welcome & Opening Ceremony by the ERCA Board
  • ab 14:30 Presentations and Workshops focusing on the Conference-Theme (detailed time schedule to follow), please see the overview about the topics below under Tuesday 21.01.2020;
  • 18:00 Dinner Buffet
  • ca. 21:00 As per tradition: Charity Auction

Tuesday 21.01.2020

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Product Exhibition opens
  • ab ca. 09:30 Presentations and Workshops focusing on the Conference-Theme (detailed time schedule to follow), including lunch during the break. Please find below the overview about all topics which will be allocated on both days: Monday and Tuesday:
  • "The Next Generation Of ..."

    Presentations and Workshops categorised by headlines
    People Products Concepts Standards Procedures Professionalisation
    Support for staff after a crisis Product presentation "Safe Descent", Edelrid Concepts and Challenges when operationg Mega Ziplines Standards-Laboratory: Seeking your contributions for the upcoming review of EN15567 Prevent pitfalls by application of the "CHECK"-procedure Duties, formalities & more for employers in the ropes course industry
    Job-Speeddating - Talents meet Companies Netparks Qualifikation scheme for training of zipline instructors Raise the programme outcome with reviewing techniques Official requirements for mobile ropes courses in the Netherlands
    Acquiring and retaining staff Zip-Coasters Awareness training for staff Implementation and integration of social media
    E-Learning in staff training Myths about inspection processes Sustainability in ropes course operation
    • 18:00 Dinner Buffet
    • 20:00 Product Exhibition ends
    • ca. 21:00 Evening Programme: Pub Quiz

    Wednesday 22.01.2020

  • 10:00 - ca. 12:00: ERCA-Annual General Members Meeting
  • 12:15 - 13:00: Lunch-Snack (if pre-booked)

  • Qualifying Training Courses, Expert Group Meetings & Working Group Meetings

    • 22.01.20 (13:00 - 18:00) & 23.01.20 (09:00 - 13:00):
      Meeting ERCA-Expert Group Inspection
      (only for delegates of ERCA-certified inspection bodies)
    • 22.01.20 (14:00 - 18:00) & 23.01.20 (09:00 - 13:00):
      Refresher Workshop for re-validation of the ERCA 'Rescuer'/ 'Instructor' award
    • 22.01.20 (14:00 - 18:00) & 23.01.20 (09:00 - 13:00):
      Refresher Workshop (CPD) for re-validation of the 'ERCA Trainer' award
    • 22.01.20 (14:00 - 18:00) & 23.01.20 (09:00 - 13:00):
      Workshop 'PPE User Checks' for the daily visual inspection
    • 22.01.20 (14:00 - 18:00) & 23.01.20 (09:00 - 18:00):
      Training Course 'Wire Rope Inspection'

    If other working groups plan to hold a meeting, please liaise with the ERCA office team for further plannings..