Application field: 
Rope access

Working at
Great Heights

 

Stay Safe as You Work with Rope Access

What is rope access?

Rope access is a suitable means of access for performing work at heights and in hard-to-reach areas, for example inspections or installation work on wind turbines, bridge pillars, church towers, or high-rise buildings. However, work in confined spaces (shaft and well inspections) can also require the use of rope access if no suitable means of moving around are available.

Rope access is used by specially trained experts to perform work in hard-to-reach areas. In most cases, these areas are accessed from above. People always work in teams to ensure rapid rescue in the event of an emergency.

How does rope access work?

Rope access centers around a redundant system, usually two ropes fastened to two suitable anchor points. The load-bearing rope enables progressive movement. The people working at height use this to descend or climb in order to position themselves for their work. The safety rope is solely used to arrest the rope access technicians if the load-bearing rope fails, offering a safety back-up at all times.