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The international commission for alpine rescue (ICAR) is the global platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the sector of mountain rescue. ICAR works In close collaboration with the mountain rescuers and the producers of mountain rescuing equipment to ensure quality and further development in mountain rescue. ICAR works to set standards and recommendations for best practices in ground rescue, avalanche rescue and alpine medicine worldwide.


The IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations.) is an international association of mountain guide associations from all over the world. The IFMGA represents all mountain guides which are qualified according to the IFMGA guidelines. The IFMGA is responsible for the regulation of the mountain guide profession on a global scale, representing the interests of the mountain guiding profession to government agencies, support of a standard law and regulation for the mountain guide profession, determination of mandatory international training standards and more.

Impact Rock Fall Net

An Impact rock fall net system is a fence system that is designed to protect people and infrastructure from the hazards of falling rock by dynamically absorbing the energy of falling rock. Rock fall impact nets can be installed anywhere protection from rockfall is required.

Incident Response Plan

The incident response plan is a written document which outlines how a rescue or evacuation, or first aid could be safely provided on a given job site if in the event of an incident. It contains all required information to both initiate and complete a rescue or evacuation, who to notify and how, and the ways to summon outside assistance if required. All contingencies should be considered in the development of an incident response plan with safety of all workers being the main priority.

Industrial Coating

An industrial coating is a paint or other coating defined by its protective properties. Industrial coatings are commonly used to control corrosion on metallic structures such as bridges, towers and pipelines. As industrial coatings protect structures they require regular maintenance and inspection by qualified workers.  Global Rope Access provides installation, maintenance and inspection services performed by NACE certified inspectors.

See also: NACE

Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the art and science dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of environmental stressors in, or arising from, the work place that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well being of workers and members of the community. Industrial hygienists provide hazard assessments, safe work plans, and perform audits of the health and safety programs on jobsites.

See also: Risk Management.


The CAA administered Industry Information Exchange (InfoEx®) is a daily exchange of technical snow, weather, avalanche and terrain information between subscribers. Subscribers are organizations and commercial businesses employing CAA Professional Members and who actively manage avalanche hazards during the winter months (e.g. heliskiing companies, BC Highways, ski areas, mountain parks). InfoEx is a uniquely Canadian service giving avalanche professionals access to data that is accurate, relevant and real time. This knowledge improves each subscriber’s awareness of the conditions across western Canada, greatly enhancing their ability to manage their local avalanche risks.

See: Canadian Avalanche Association 


The Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA International) is a proffessional association for rope access workers. IRATA promotes the safe use of rope access through standards development and administering certifications for rope access Technicians.