SOFT – Cooperative body for rope access

SOFT is a neutral and independent membership organization whose purpose is to promote safety and quality in performing rope access in particular, and work at height in general. SOFT has less than 40 member companies.

SOFT has been part of developing the national standard for rope access «NS 9600 – Work in rope», and to ensure the certification scheme SOFT has establiched a certification body – Soft Sertifisering.As

SOFT will work to promote Norwegian interests in the European standardization organization CEN and promote increased cooperation with international organizations, including the ECRA - European Commity for Rope Access. 

SOFT was founded 20 january 2000. 


Safety report 2017

SOFT safety reports focus on near misses, incidents and accidents that have occurred within a given period.

We have decided to extend this document to also comment on other trends in Rope Access. A few of our members have been asking for more statistics covering other areas in the trade.

These reports are intended to be publicly available and contributing to learning, with the aim of keeping individual operators as safe as possible in their daily work. However, the information contained in our safety reports will also be useful for other HSE personnel. Also, we will try to describe trends to better understand underlying causes.

The material is taken from incidents reported in CertaSoft and other reports received during the year. 

Read the full report here: Safety report 2017

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CertaSoft APP

CertaSoft APP

SOFT and SSE has developed a CertaSoft APP customized for phone and tablet. The intention is that it should be easier for RAT personnel to check rat-hours and assistant period. Now you will always have your certificate available as long as you have your mobile phone in your pocket. This is the first phase and we are looking at the possibility of extending functionalities. Feel free to give feedback. Criticism and praise!

This is a web app and requires no installation. Click the link below and sign in with the same ID/username and password that you already have:

How to make bookmark/shortcut on your phone:
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