Notification about a safety notice published by the Swiss Adventure Park Association.
The Swiss Adventure Park Association has published a notice reffering to the latest recalls for via ferrata sets. The notice is about further testings on other spare parts - especially slings - of via ferrata sets returned from professional users (e.g. ropes courses resp. mountain guides using the equipment each day).
The most important fact is a detected decrease in the tensile strength of some of such slings from via ferrata sets in permanent use. Furthermore it was notified that there was no resp. less documentation available about actual life time of the sets resp. the day of initial use.
The Swiss Adventure Park Association has published a summary with some helpful recommendations for the ropes course industry (only available in German language).