What is Rope Access

The industrial rope access system is a safe way of working with ropes that is globally accepted and used for a wide range of tasks in various industries. Only a certified, competent person is authorized to work on ropes when carrying out rope access activities. If an incompetent person is involved with rope access work, incidents or accidents may occur. There are criteria that must be met in order to be certified as a competent person and these competencies are recognized through certification. IRACS defines criteria for rope access qualification through training, examination and certification as per ISO/IEC 17024:2012.

There are several advantages to using rope access methods, the most notable being safety and speed. Workers can get to and from difficult locations quickly and with minimal impact on other operations, surrounding areas, and the environment. This reduces the total man-hours and perceived level of risk for a particular task when compared with other means of access and their associated risks and costs.

Where Rope Access is Used

Rope access provides a safe and efficient way to access difficult or hard-to-reach areas. It is used extensively in a variety of industries, for example some of the industries where rope access is used

  • Oil & Gas Industry
  • Offshore & Onshore Facilities
  • Cement Industry
  • Petrol Chemical Industry
  • Tele Communication Industry
  • Windmill Industry
  • Marine – Ship & Rig Industry 
  • Steel Manufacturing Industry
  • Civil Industry
  • High Rise Buildings