Rope Access is a secure and globally accepted system, which was developed in the early 1990s by means of speleology and mountaineering, enabling access to inaccessible points with the help of staging, towers, cranes and other traditional methods.
How SAFE is Rope Access?
- Every Rope Access technician works with double rope technique. ( In cases where one of the ropes is damaged, the second rope keeps maintaining safety without any problems.) Connection points have at least two anchors.
- Any Rope Access technician benefiting from rope safety system has a descending mechanism in his/her rope.
- Regardless of the job, the work is done by teams of at least two persons on the condition that one of them is a Supervisor (L3).
- All Rope Access technicians can work individually.
- Teams have the necessary skills for first aid and rescue.
- All the materials, equipment and gear are controlled and maintained on a regular basis.
What are the ADVANTAGES of Rope Access?
- Nowadays it is an apparent fact that methods for working at height such as basket crane or scaffolding are disadvantageous for factors like high cost, visual pollution, waste of time and manpower.
- Rope Access provides fast and efficient solutions causing minimal interruption for the work flow below without any compromise in safety.
- Work done by crane, being similarly disadvantageous to scaffolding method, also causes delays in work due to the area it covers and/or because of the correspondence procedures.
- As an alternative to all the methods above, Rope Access methods provides the opportunity for safe, time efficient and economical operations while enabling the Rope Access technicians to work individually without areal limitations. In addition, this system offers fast installation and packing up options which makes it an overall advantageous method.