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For all stationary ropes courses (i.e. high ropes courses, low ropes courses on poles, in trees or also in buildings), two different types of ropes course inspections apply:

  • Inaugural inspections of newly built ropes courses or inspections of ropes courses which have been rebuilt or modified
  • Regularly recurring or annual inspections

Criteria for these inspections can be found in ERCA’s Professional Standards and the EN 15567:2007.

ERCA certify inspection bodies in Europe who check that ropes courses meet ERCA’s current Professional Safety Standards as well as the current European Norm EN 15567:2007 (as soon as it will have been published). They are entitled to award ERCA inspection certificates to ropes courses which have met all respective safety standards without fail.

ERCA will continuously assess inspection bodies against specific quality management criteria. As part of the assessment of the suitability of inspection bodies, ERCA thoroughly evaluates candidates against the following criteria:

  • Professional knowledge, expertise and qualifications as well as practical experience of inspectors
  • Impartiality in the context of their work as professional inspectors
  • Existence of relevant and valid insurance policies


ERCA Certified Inspection Bodies

ERCA certified inspection body

Here you can find inspection firms which have been vetted by ERCA in terms of their ropes course expertise and quality management standards.
Country  Inspection Body Address Type Certification
AT Abenteuerpark Betriebs- u. Errichtungs- GmbH Stoderstr. 114
A-8962 Gröbming
Tel.: +43 (0)3685 22245
Periodical Certified in
year 2009
D Actionworx GmbH Fröbelstraße 1
30451 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0)511 5454 5885
Periodical Certified in
year 2013
D Balance - Erlebnis Lernen Wollenweberstr. 20-22
31134 Hildesheim
Tel.: +49 (0)5121-35122
Periodical Certified in
year 2007
D Hochkant GmbH Am Tobel 7
88167 Gestratz-Brugg
Tel.: +49 (0)8383 9228293
Periodical Certified in
year 2012
on-the-ropes Am Graben 4
42477 Radevormwald 
Tel.: +49-2191-4601947
Periodical Certified in
year 2008
NL Ropes Course Solutions Balingerbrink 63
7812 SC Emmen
The Netherlands
Telefon: +31(0)6 57 55 20 39
Periodical Certified in
year 2013
NO Eco Adventure AS 3251 Larvik
Telefon: +47-95053165
Periodical Certified in
year 2017
UK Go Ape! Adventure Forest Ltd. The Drift Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds
IP31 1SL Suffolk
Tel.: +44-1284-771048
Periodical Certified in
year 2011
UK High Time Technical Consultants Ltd. 39 Garland Road
BH15 2LB Poole Dorset
Tel.: +44-7971-685302
Periodical Re-Certified on
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UK Technical Outdoor Solutions Ltd. Unit P Skirsgill Business Park, Redhills
CA11 0FA Penrith/ Cumbria
Tel.: +44-1768-863368
Periodical Certified in
year 2016