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Course Inspection Services


The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

as well as many insurance companies and some states require annual outside inspections. In the ACCT standards it states that an annual course inspection "by a qualified challenge course professional" for integrity of all hardware, materials, equipment, and condition of the environment in the vicinity of the element is required.

As Professional Vendor Members of the ACCT, we can take care of all your inspection and other challenge course needs

Why get an Inspection

he primary purpose of the inspection is to ensure the safety of your participants on your challenge course. This can best be accomplished with a thorough inspection to ensure that your course is in compliance with all current industry standards.

More and more, it is becoming a requirement of insurance companies that challenge course owners have their courses inspected by outside agencies at least once a year. Many of these insurance companies are requiring that the inspector be a level III or IV ACCT professional vendor member.

What happens during the Inspection

The actual inspection has a few different stages.

  1. A review of your last inspection report. (new clients will be asked to supply the last report)
  2. A walk-through of the course. (It is preferable with new clients to have someone accompany us on  this phase of the inspection so that we can be assured of all element locations.)
  3. Inspection of the elements. includes both a  thorough visual and tactile inspection, detailed notes are made of the condition of each element, and digital photos are taken if there does happen to be a problem with the element. The following list is an example of some of what we check and look for during an inspection.:
  4. Cable clamps are checked for proper torque (as well as rusting and wear),
  5. Ferrules are checked for proper swaging and type (as well as any signs of wear
  6. Cable is checked for signs of rust, wear and appropriate drape,
  7. Bolts are checked for proper alignment and signs of wear (on pole courses for tightness as well),
  8. Belay hardware is checked for wear and conformity to current standards,
  9. Platforms are checked for stability and any signs of wear in the wood
  10. A thorough inspection of all challenge course related equipment and a review of all logs. Detailed notes are taken as to the condition of each piece of equipment. items checked include:
  11. Rope
      • The condition of the rope
      • The age of the rope
      • The amount of participant usage
    • Rope logs
    • Harnesses
    • Carabineers
    • Belay devices

Upon completion of the inspection, the course manager (or the appropriate contact person), will be immediately notified if there are any issues with the course that would preclude the use of any of the elements or pieces of equipment for reasons of safety.

What happens after the Inspection

After we have completed the physical inspection of the challenge course, we will issue our clients an inspection report.

Click here for more detail on the Inspection report.

How to schedule an Inspection

If you would like to schedule an inspection, or simply get more information about one, please call us: 888-9-ON-BELAY, or email john@absolutelyexperiential.com