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.