Safety Increase

  • Increased safety. Incident rate consistently well below that of other industries when carried out in a proficient and safe manner.
  • Technical action standardized by the International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) backed up by the British Health and Safety Commission.
  • Technician accreditation and training plans provided by external agents.
  • Certified materials and equipment according to European regulations with periodic rigorous check-ups.
  • Rrisk assessments, working procedures and rescue emergency actions developed for each specific job.
  • No outsourcing personnel greatly increases safety.
  • Safety is inherent to Rope Access technician´s daily activity, where the auxiliary mean does not represent an added risk factor, unlike scaffolding and elevating work platform.

Improved effectiveness

  • Quick set-up and pack-up access system compared to scaffolding assembly.
  • Able to operate effectively on hard to reach areas.
  • Minimal  impact and disruption of normal operations.
  • Minimal down times and associated operational costs due to agile techniques.
  • Minimal storage due to lightweight and non-bulky equipment.
  • Cost of hiring is non-existent during inactivity periods or casual stops.

 

 

 

 

Comparative analysis

Work Platform

  • Need of suitable terrain
  • Time consuming set-up
  • Time consuming pick-up
  • Risk of damaging others
  • Large delivery & removal time
  • Massive storage
  • Expensive to hire
  • Expensive to operate
  • Limited height

Scaffold

  • Need of suitable terrain
  • Time consuming set-up
  • Time consuming pick-up
  • Risk of damaging others
  • Large delivery & removal time
  • Massive storage
  • Hard to transport
  • Expensive to hire
  • Need of extensive work space

Crane

  • Need of suitable terrain
  • Time consuming set-up
  • Time consuming pick-up
  • Risk of damaging others
  • Large delivery & removal time
  • Massive storage
  • Hard to transport heavy equipment
  • Expensive to hire
  • Expensive to operate
  • Limited height

ROPE ACCESS

  • Ideal to access difficult areas
  • Quick set-up
  • Quick pack-up
  • Safe Method
  • Minimal impact
  • Minimal dowtime
  • Minimal storage
  • Lightweight equipment
  • Easy to transport
  • Highly cost-effective
  • No downtime hiring cost

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