ITEC 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony

Our ITEC 2018 Annual Awards ceremony took place prior to dinner at Lympne Castle, with its medieval architecture located in a picturesque setting on the south-east coast of the UK. The ceremony was introduced by IRATA Chairman, Jonathan Capper and we were delighted to welcome Mrs. Deborah Burnett as a special guest to present the ‘Graham Burnett Volunteer of the Year Award’, befittingly named after her late husband and past IRATA Chairman. Deborah presented this year’s awards to: Barri Marshall, Dive-Marine NDT Inspections Pte Ltd; Ivor A’lee, CAN (Offshore) Limited; Jonathan Capper, Lyon Equipment; and Francisco Negreiros, Seabra Tech Rope Ltda.

The ‘Longstanding Contribution to Rope Access Award’ was presented by Paul Seddon OBE to winner: Jonathan Capper of Lyon Equipment, and current IRATA chairman.

We would like to thank all of our speakers, who made this ITEC an informative and successful event. Special thanks go to our guest speakers, who were individually awarded a memento as an acknowledgement of our appreciation.

ITEC 2018 Annual Awards

Graham Burnett Volunteer of the Year Award

1st place: Barri Marshall, IRATA Vice Chairman
2nd place: Ivor A’lee, IRATA Executive Committee Member
3rd place: (ex aequo) Jonathan Capper, IRATA Chairman
3rd place: (ex aequo) Francisco Negreiros, IRATA Executive Committee Member


Longstanding Contribution to Rope Access Award

Winner: Jonathan Capper, Lyon Equipment, and current IRATA Chairman

Guest Speaker Mementos

Craig Aris, Never Let Go (NLG)
Chris Edmondson, Heightec
Dave Ellis, Lyon Equipment
Prof. Rhona Flin, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Guy Fulford, Harken
Daniel Gebel, Edelrid
Karl Raby, High Q
Dr. Chris Robbins, Consultant and Author of Work and Safety Analysis (WASA)

We would like to thank all the Members who registered their nominations for this year’s awards.

Barri Marshall - IRATA 2018 Annual Awards

Barri Marshall, IRATA Vice-Chairman

Barri Marshall & Deborah Burnett - IRATA 2018 Annual Awards

Barri Marshall, IRATA Vice-Chairman and Deborah Burnett

Paul Seddon - IRATA 2018 Annual Awards

Paul Seddon, OBE announcing the Longstanding Contribution Award

Paul Seddon & Jonathon Capper - IRATA 2018 Annual Awards

Rodney Marage, IRATA Secretary (far left), Paul Seddon, OBE (left)
presenting the Longstanding Contribution Award to Jonathan Capper, IRATA Chairman (right)

Paul Seddon & Jonathon Capper 2 - IRATA 2018 Annual Awards

Jonathan Capper, IRATA Chairman (left) and Paul Seddon, OBE (right)

Deborah Burnett & Jonathon Capper - IRATA 2018 Annual Awards

Deborah Burnett (left) and Jonathan Capper, IRATA Chairman (right)

Ivor A'lee and Rodney Marage - IRATA 2018 Annual Awards

Ivor A’lee, IRATA Executive Committee (left) receiving the
Graham Burnett Volunteer of the Year Award from Rodney Marage, IRATA Secretary (right)