Advantages of rope access (also called industrial climbing) and rope
- Employing rope access, you can easily and quickly on difficult
accessible places (above water, very high…).
-performing the work with rope techniques is often a lot from a cost point of view
better than solutions such as scaffolding, aerial platforms or sometimes, even
cranes. Except for rope access technicians, there is no longer any need to
scaffold builders or crane operators to work. It is certain
cost-effective in the case of small/short-term
work where scaffolding construction covers most of the
-Supply work performed with rope access method
less nuisance and less danger to third parties. No noise from scaffolding
construction, no space required as with an expensive aerial platform.
- In long-term projects, no risk of theft that is present at
use fixed scaffolding.
-According to statistics, rope access is the safest working method for work
Rope access experts methods have been developed for over 40 years and
applied to industrial conditions to avoid all hazards
appearance. We always work with at least two independent
attachment points or with two independently anchored ropes (EN
1981, minimum 22KN breaking strength and that is comparable to 2.2 tons) where one is working rope and second
fall protection. Ropes are always protected on edge. Tools and materials are attached to the 3rd
rope or harness. Climbing materials are thoroughly inspected at least annually
and checked before each use. All employees who work at height are
trained and also certified for rescue situations.
The scaffolding department offers a fully-fledged alternative for working safely at height through Rope Access.
Rope Access means ‘rope access’ and that is exactly what we do.
By means of rope and positioning techniques we reach places that are not or very difficult to reach with regular means.
Especially in the oil, gas, chemical, and energy sector, where large, high and complex installations are used, it has been shown that modern rope techniques have added value for making hard-to-reach places accessible and performing work suspended in the ropes.
With the vertical accesses, we use ropes, climbing techniques, and safety equipment for inaccessible areas. This can be at height or depth, such as workplaces over water, in tight spaces, or inside buildings. Working with rope access allows us to overcome obstacles safely and efficiently to perform work at height.
Rope access is used when other working methods are unsafe, not possible, or have a negative impact on the environment. So in this opportunity, we will explain everything about rope access work.
What is rope access vertical work?
This is the name given to the techniques to carry out vertical work that are composed of a work line and a safety line, fixed to a structure, and which, together with other equipment, devices and specific accessories, allows the user to access to perform a certain job at a certain height.
Where is rope access vertical work used?
Rope access can be used to reach an inaccessible location. For example, in the civil and infrastructure sector, many years ago, all buildings were rectangular and easily accessible; today, this is different. Cities are full of high-rise buildings. This makes the maintenance and assembly challenge much greater. Most scaffolds and aerial work platforms cannot (safely) reach these locations, so rope access is the best solution.
- What are the advantages of using the rope access system?
Rope access can make any location accessible. There is always a solution in height or depth to reach an “inaccessible” place through rope access. It is a safe way to work at height. It is fast and efficient. Rope access builds and breaks down quickly. This saves time and is also suitable for rush assignments. Rope access takes up very little space compared to other working methods, which minimizes inconvenience to ongoing business processes. It is an environmentally friendly working method.
- What kinds of jobs can be done using the rope access system?
The workplaces where we can use the vertical accesses are infinite, as are the activities. Activities vary by sector. The most common in the civil sector is cleaning, maintenance, and glass support. However, the most common activities in the offshore sector are non-destructive testing, decommissioning, coating, and reserve rescue equipment.
We can assist you in the following areas:
– Inspection and repair
– Painting work
– Assembly and maintenance
The work is carried out in accordance with the health and safety regulations, the employees are also in possession of VCA, IRATA, BHV, compressed air certificates and offshore papers.