Rope access is proven to be a more cost effective, faster, safer approach compared to alternative methods such as scaffolding and mobile elevating work platforms.
Rope Access Specialists
Rope access is a form of abseiling used in industry that enables our engineers to access hard to reach places and work safely at height. Today rope access companies deliver NDT inspections, surveys, building repair and maintenance, painting, window cleaning and many other projects on high buildings and structures that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Industrial rope access contractors are commonplace within many industries including construction, civil engineering and the offshore oil, gas and green energy sectors. And the list is growing, the flexibility afforded by the use of ropes and rigging as opposed to scaffolding and raised platforms means that a whole new range of businesses are taking advantage of rope access services.
What are the benefits of Rope Access?
Rope access systems are fast to deploy and disassemble.
More cost-effective than mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) especially for short term projects such as inspections, window cleaning and painting
Our fully trained rope access contractors are kitted out in the latest HSE approved safety harnesses, fall protection and recovery kits
Ropes and rigging can be used on most structures, from oil rigs to bridges and cliff faces. Multi-skilled rope access technicians can perform inspections, surveys, electrical work and many other tasks
Less impact on the surrounding area and environment. Your staff, members of the public and other contractors will hardly notice our specialist teams working above
The environmental, efficiency and cost benefits of rope access compared to alternatives such as scaffolding, mobile elevated platforms, cranes and lift cradles mean that is the preferred choice for working in high, difficult to access working environments.
Where can Rope Access be used?
Rope access is used in a wide range of industries throughout the world. It is a fail-safe and efficient choice for high rise buildings, bridges, office blocks, telecoms towers and masts, offshore platforms and power plants.
Why choose Sutro Rope Access?
Our engineers carry out straightforward visual inspections and NDT inspections, photo and video inspections, safety and quality checks as well as structural building surveys to verify that safety requirements are met and quality levels achieved.
Our teams carry out stabilisation work to maintain areas surrounding roadways and railway embankments, clearing rocks and making cliff faces safe.
We carry out essential building maintenance and repair projects including fixing cladding and curtain walling on large office blocks and apartment buildings.
Our rope access painting services include, roof and window painting as well as graffiti removal. We can handle projects from the size of the Principality Stadium and the Prince of Wales bridge to shopping centres and high rise buildings.
Building at height is increasingly common, our industrial abseiling experts carry out building surveys and provide essential support to construction companies including glazing, installing cladding, bricklaying and waterproofing.
Windows, gutters, cladding, brick and chemical cleaning stonework high-pressure cleaning, post-construction cleaning.
We can also install advertising banners and signage on the exterior of buildings
Sutro closely adheres to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Work at Height Regulations which set out the requirements for rope access contractors and related industries.
We are an ISO accredited organisation, which means that Sutro works to international standards developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
IRATA, the international rope access trade association, requires that certified technicians are fully trained, assessed and qualified in rigorous safety and rescue techniques that ensure the safety of our clients and staff while working at height.
Industries that use Rope Access
Working conditions at refineries such as the Milford Haven refinery as well as power plants and storage depots lend themselves well to the unobtrusive nature of ropes compared to other options that require vehicle access.
Rope access teams are becoming increasingly efficient, able to traverse even the most complex of modern structural buildings with ease. Modern office blocks and buildings often reach great heights, yet they are straightforward for our rope access teams as they carry their tools with them or rely on a separate rope system to deliver them to the exact position needed.
Civil engineers, structural engineers and construction companies, in general, are increasingly turning to rope access companies like Sutro Group to perform inspections, surveys, repairs and routine maintenance. Fast set-up times and low impact on modern buildings is a key decision factor.
Rope access is a popular method of tackling projects that take place in shipping docks and harbours. Rope access can be seen in use on large vessels in port, as it allows for painting and inspection work to be carried out above the water line and even between tides if need be. Additionally, rope access can be used to quickly inspect and repair deep locks, reducing the amount of time such a facility is out of commission.
Rope access was first put to use inspecting, maintaining and repairing offshore oil and gas platforms. It is by far the best option for reaching hard to access areas in difficult conditions. Many of the skills learned on rigs have helped the industry develop and transfer to new industries including offshore green energy.
Rope access companies have used their skills to preserve cherished historic views, maintain roadways, and even prevent substantial land masses from being lost forever in their work with large-scale sites. Cliffs and high rocks are rarely in positions that allow for the use of semi-permanent access such as scaffold, potentially posing problems due to natural wear and tear, erosion, and weathering, making rope access solutions a great alternative.
We bring that technical knowledge together with an entrepreneurial ethos which allows us to respond quickly and professionally to the everyday needs of our clients. Unencumbered by red tape, we consistently deliver industry-leading results.
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