WHY ROPE ACCESS?
Rope access real benefits are seen when the ongoing costs of access to working areas are disproportionate to the amount of work to be done. Unlike traditional methods, rope access can be designed to fit on various applications.
Rope access is a method to access to the working area, using ropes, climbing and caving techniques. This method allows a wide variety of works, from great height but also in locations with difficult access without involving lifting scaffolding or using other types of equipment / heavy machinery. Rope access was developed from techniques used in climbing and caving, therefore rope access has become an important cost effective and statistically - safer to install and operate than most alternative access methods.
Rope access can completely change the work:
- Reducing costs by eliminating the costs of scaffolding mounting and dismantling;
- Does not block access routes by building scaffolding;
- Quick installation and removal of systems to access the working area;
- Maximum safety of workers using protective equipment certification;
- Substantially reducing the duration of preparation and execution;
- Practical and safe solutions to solve problems, regardless of height and access conditions.
Rope access work is really safe; a team of minimum three technicians is required for any job to enable mutual surveillance and safety. All the workers work from two ropes, one working rope and another safety rope with a back-up device, and the technician is permanently attached to both ropes.