Blog and Updates

Standards and Regulations. What are the differences?
October 25, 2022
Standards and Regulations. What are the differences?

The differences between industry standard and government regulations can be confusing. In this blog, we delve into what Standards and Regulations actually are, and explain the differences between them.

NFC, RFID, WTF?
September 27, 2022
NFC, RFID, WTF?

There are a lot of acronyms and some confusing technology involved with making equipment used for working at height phone-scannable. We asked Scannable Co-Founder Rob Stirling to shed some light on RFID and NFC technology, his experiences with launching the world’s first RFID carabiner for DMM, and why Scannable is using NFC technology to help rope access technicians, arborists, riggers, rescuers, and others in the height safety world.

Why we're building Scannable
April 4, 2022
Why we're building Scannable

Find out a bit more about Scannable, the data problem that the vertical world is facing, where this awesome journey began, and where we're heading.

NFC Tags: What tags should I choose, and how do I apply them?
August 24, 2022
NFC Tags: What tags should I choose, and how do I apply them?

Ready to make your equipment phone scannable? Let’s dive into our range of NFC Tags. We show you which tags are best for what equipment, and give guidance as to where and how is best to apply them. 

Using Petzl codes and other scannable technology
April 5, 2022
Using Petzl codes and other scannable technology

Have you ever looked at that little grey mark on Petzl gear and wondered what it does, or if there’s a better way than using a spreadsheet to track your gear?

Fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest
July 26, 2022
Fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest

There can be some confusion when it comes to the differences between fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest. Testing standards for harnesses differ depending on the application, which means it’s important to select the correct harness for the job. We delve into which standards cover which application in this blog.

Making Sense of Helmet Standards
June 27, 2022
Making Sense of Helmet Standards

The standards that helmets need to meet for use when working at height aren't so simple. In this post, we outline the differences between helmet standards, and why these are important when purchasing a helmet for working on ropes.

The market has spoken, and we've listened
May 20, 2022
The market has spoken, and we've listened

A few attempts have been made by manufacturers and tech companies to address the safety and compliance woes that the arb and rope access industry face, all of which have missed the mark in one way or another. We share what we’ve learnt from listening to the industry, and how we’re using this to make Scannable different.

The challenges of tracing rope
April 4, 2022
The challenges of tracing rope

Maintaining traceability from an original spool of rope to each cut length of rope or wire is an enormous challenge in our industry. We explore why it's so tough, and what can be done about it.