Work at height refers to any work that takes place where a person could fall a distance that can cause personal injury. There is no minimum height requirement for working at height. You are working at height if you work above ground/floor level – could fall from an edge, through an opening or fragile surface – or could fall from ground level into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground.
Traditional methods of high-access often involve the use of Scaffold, Cherry Pickers, Mobile Scaffolds, Cradles or Ladders. Depending on the scope of works and length of project these are often valid methods of access and we will use them. However, due to cost, access issues and convenience, rope access can be a better option.
Rope Access is a method of work positioning that allows an IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) qualified operative to descend or ascend on ropes, almost anywhere on a building or structure regardless of size or access difficulty to carry out a multitude of work tasks.
Basically rope access is quick to install, easy to dismantle and adaptable to many situations. It’s generally cost effective and causes minimum disruption to building occupants, other trades and the public.
As a matter of course, we always take before and after photos for our clients.
We like to think so, here are just a few:
- Clifton Suspension Bridge
- Hampton Court Palace
- Salisbury Cathedral
- Tower of London
- Bodium Castle
- Scottish & Newcastle Brewery
- City Hall, Bristol
- Rochester Cathedral
- Dunster Castle
- Bristol Colston Hall
- Royal Holloway, University of London
- The Bull Ring, Birmingham
- Cabot Circus, Bristol
- Temple Meads Train Station
The answer is yes and no. We can work on just about anything as long as there is something we can clip our ropes onto. However we are not insured to work on airports and mines.
As one of the longer running rope access companies in the country we would like to say our experience and diversity of services we offer. We don’t limit ourselves to rope access but will use the best means of high-access for any given situation which makes us compliant with the Work at height Regulations 2005.
Unlike many other companies in the industry we operate a Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015) which promotes confidence with our clients with regards to safety, efficiency, and delivery.
Also, unlike others, we supply our operatives with full rope access equipment which is regularly inspected by one of our qualified staff. This ensures compliance with LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) and control over what is introduced into our work flow. All equipment is recorded and traceable on a dedicated off-site database.