Safety standards

The construction of high ropes courses, flying foxes and climbing parks is carried out in accordance with the highest safety standards (Austrian industry standard for constructing and operating ropes courses, ERCA and EN 15567-1 and 2). Not only do we fulfil the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technologies)/ERCA (European Ropes Course Association) standards, but we even surpass them in several points. The same goes for the DIN and Ö-Norm standards. The safety systems we use are redundant on all challenges, i.e. applied multiple times. Only local types of wood as well as weather- and UV-resistant steel and nylon ropes are used.

A selection of various safety systems, which are continually being developed further together with competent partners, guarantees absolute safety for visitors:

  • the ‘double belay system’ developed by 
  • safety systems throughout
  • intelligent carabiners

In addition, we work together with a civil/structural engineer who is a specialist in this field, advises us and also issues test certificates. 

Before they are admitted to the high ropes course, visitors are briefed on how to use the safety equipment and on technique. 

No particular level of physical fitness or experience is required in order to participate. The easy-to-use belay system guarantees all participants perfect safety and maximum fun.


Nature protection

In general, the construction of a forest high ropes course has hardly any affect on the natural surroundings. The construction work is carried out without the use of tractors or heavy machinery. And the operation of a ropes course also does not have any negative impact on the environment. That being said, we are of course aware of the fact that the mere presence of a human being in a natural setting is an intervention in itself, which effects change. We are, however, convinced that many years of operating a ropes course has much less of an impact on nature than agriculture and forestry.

Construction in compliance with the highest natural and environmental protection standards:

  • Slings are used to climb the trees, leaving the bark of the trees unharmed. Branches that must be removed for safety reasons are sawed off skilfully and according to the standards of tree surgeons, and tree gum is applied (if necessary, and according to tree type) to protect the trees from pests.

  • Trees are only removed if it is absolutely necessary and in agreement with the owner. First we try to adapt the challenge concerned or find a different place for it.

  • Anchorings on trees are mounted in a non-harmful manner, in agreement with the owner. The tension (sag) of the steel ropes is adjusted so as not to impair the free movement of the trees in the wind. For this reason, the growth of the trunk is also not stunted. Foresters have no objections to this construction method.

  • Dry bark mulch is spread out on areas of the ground that are frequently used by participants, in order to protect them from excessive exposure and desiccation.

  • The construction method that has been applied to almost all the parks built by us in Austria in the past few years is a special clamping technology for platforms and a special winding technique for the safety ropes.

  • Because the challenges begin at 3.5 to 4 metres, they cannot be used by children without the help of a ladder or climbing aids that can be pulled up to the required height.

  • Owing to our tree-friendly construction method and our close cooperation with tree biologists, the environmental impact assessments of our parks have always been flawless!

Baumschonende Konstruktion von Kletterparks und Hochseilgärten