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Rope Access 

What is Rope Access?

Clients that have never used rope access services usually make initial comments such as….

….that must be dangerous….
.....is it safe hanging up there….?
.....how can you paint/clean/fix/test on a rope….?
….what about health and safety regulations….?
The answer given by professionally managed rope access companies is that rope access is potentially hazardous, but the hazards can be identified and the risks managed in order to produced a safe system of work. Taking a progressive and pro-active stance towards risk management, with the acknowledged goal of zero accidents, has led to documented accidents rates being low in comparison to other access industries. Rope access companies have now accumulated a vast wealth of experience over the last fifteen years - professional companies with the relevant experience now to provide clients with detailed method statements for any operation, which might be carried out using rope access. Clients are now reassured by the knowledge that companies are working to carefully controlled methods and procedures.

Comparisons between different industries, which work at heights, are now showing rope access to have a considerably lower accident rate and more benefits than the traditional access methods. Several factors may account for this difference:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Rope access requires far less time spent on site preparation of the access method, for example a scaffold may take longer to erect than the actual time taken to do the job.
  • The emphasis on structured and assessed training required by irata means that operatives are more highly aware and take great care in instituting the working practices outlined in irata's Guidelines.
  • In 'traditional' access methods such as scaffolding - dropped objects and trips account for a large number of accidents.
  • Rapid installation and dismantling of the access systems causes minimal disruption to building occupants, pedestrians and traffic flow.
  • Access systems removed from site at end of each shift and thus, minimises vandalism/theft.
  • Single point of contact for the client. Roped access technicians provide both the access and undertake the required work.
  • A practical, safe solution with the ability to solve awkward and troublesome problems that might otherwise absorb a disproportionate amount of time and money.