Rope Access Expedition Behaviors

ex·pe·di·tion = a journey undertaken for a specific purpose

Every rope access project is an expedition where we rely on each other for safety and successful completion of a goal. In 2013, over 150 MISTRAS Ropeworks team members from field technician to management contributed to create this list.

  • 1. Put safety first.
  • 2. Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • 3. Accept responsibility and do the right thing.
  • 4. Practice patience and a positive attitude.
  • 5. Be a professional, get organized, plan ahead, and focus on solutions.
  • 6. Serve the best interests of the customer, the team and our company.
  • 7. Seek to always be learning and improving.
  • 8. Support the development of others.
  • 9. Be willing to do the dirty work.
  • 10. Lead by example.

Expedition Behaviors are observable qualities each of us can work toward every day to help achieve personal and team success. Please model these behaviors, mentor new team members, and be open to feedback from others. Our goal is excellence - not perfection.

Note: We credit the term “Expedition Behavior” (EB) and #2 to Paul Petzold, the founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Petzold’s set of principles, first created in 1965, serve to help teams manage mountaineering expeditions safely.