Safety on the Walls – and During the Build
Safety is a top priority for ICP. The welfare of our installers and the care taken throughout the construction process flows through to the final product and to the climbers who use it. Our build quality and safety standards are the best in the business, with seamless finishes and a design created with safety in mind. Our industry-leading matting is all about climber protection, and it’s something we are constantly working on and improving. All our team members are climbers, and we want everyone who uses our climbing walls to feel the solid support and the attention to detail, just like we would.
Australian Standards and Certification
ICP climbing wall construction is completed to the highest standards (ours!) but also complies with the following:
- Australian Standard AS 2316.1.1:2021 Artificial climbing structures and challenge courses, Part 1.1: Safety requirements and test methods for belayed climbing and abseiling structures
- Australian Standard AS 2316.1.2:2021 Artificial climbing structures and challenge courses, Part 1.2: Safety requirements and test methods for bouldering structures
- Australian Standard AS 2316.1.3:2021 Artificial climbing structures and challenge courses, Part 1.3: Safety requirements and test methods for climbing holds
- EN 12572-2 Artificial climbing structures – Part 2, which refers to safety areas and testing of bouldering walls,
- EN 12572-3 is the standard for climbing holds, how they are laid out and used, and
ICP’s CEO and Director Robert Parer was an adviser to Standards Australia for the AS 2316 standard and helped to write the latest version.
One of the great innovations in climbing recently is the auto-belay system. In the past, indoor climbers needed another person (the belayer) to act as a counterweight when they are making an ascent. Now with automatic systems – like the ones from Perfect Descent – you can climb on your own in perfect safety.
Maintenance and Feedback
Indoor climbing walls require a maintenance check once every year, with an equipment check at least every 3 months. Walls need to be inspected to ensure they still comply with the Australian Standards for ACS (Artificial Climbing Structures) for structural integrity, safety access, equipment, and maintenance. ICP are experts in Australian Standards and maintenance and can perform these checks whenever you need them. We also specialise in expansion upgrades and recommendations for customisation for new and existing clients. Find out more about Inspections, Servicing and Maintenance.