What Is Rope Access?

Rope Access is a proven method of achieving a safe work position at height or in areas of difficult access. It was initially developed from techniques used in caving to answer the need for a simple, safe and adaptable means of access with its first large scale use being for inspections on the oil and gas platforms of the North Sea.

As its value as a work solution grew rope access has also developed onshore where it is to be seen undertaking all manner of work from high-rise window and facade cleaning and general maintenance to repair, geotechnical and inspection work on some of the world’s most iconic structures.

Trained by IRATA International – the only worldwide association in the sector – R&P Access have delivered:

■an exemplary safety record based on a commitment to thorough training and diligent operational procedures

■a complete service that usually removes the need for the involvement of the majority of other access machinery or work equipment

■a minimal environmental footprint and the ability to work without disrupting public access or other work nearby