Our ITEC 2014 was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over the course of the event our committees presented their work undertaken over the past year and their plans for the year ahead. Meetings were held at the Windsor Guanabara conference centre and our Technical Day at the Cidade Do Samba. The event was closed with our AGM and Annual Dinner.
Our ITEC welcomed a variety of guest speakers covering a range of engaging topics, providing members with further insight into our industry. Guest speakers included Brazilian government bodies and major clients.
Our Equipment & Standards Committee meeting was chaired by our Justin Atkinson, in absence of the chairman Graham Burnett, and covered an update on each of the committee’s working groups.
Our Health & Safety Committee meeting was chaired by Paul Bingham where he presented a proposal to undertake IRATA own testing programme which will focus primarily on back up devices.
Our Training Committee meeting was led by Leigh Greenwood and covered topics including the review of TACS, Instructor status, assessment pads, Back-Up devices used during training and the repercussions of failed Assessments when re-validating and up-grading.
The following candidates were elected to their respective committees:
HEALTH &SAFETY COMMITTEE
EQUIPMENT & STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Graham Burnett (Chair)
Leigh Greenwood (Chair)
Jon Twitchin (Chair)
Mark Campbell (Vice Chair)
To bring our ITEC to a fitting close we finished the week with our eagerly awaited Annual Dinner.