Industrial Rope Access
Vertical Access Ltd has been at the centre of the development of Industrial Rope Access as a form of specialist access since 1988.
The evolution of rope access into a mainstream access method recognised throughout the world has been led by certain UK companies including Vertical Access Ltd through their participation in the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association – IRATA International in the late 1980s.
MEWP & Spider Access Platforms
The company uses a wide variety of machines to provide access to structures & buildings where these access platforms have the capability to improve safety and productivity. The company has personnel trained by the International Powered Access Federation IPAF.
Cradles & Platforms
Our in house cradles have been used on many structures to provide access for repairs and installation works. The design and installation are undertaken in accordance with BS 5974:2017 which sets out the standards for the access systems.
As part of our works the company supplies and uses tower scaffolds that are installed by our PASMA trained personnel.
To broaden our access to working at height systems the company has approved suppliers of scaffolding services that have been used on a variety of contracts. We have also utilised Envirowrap systems for coatings contracts that had to be undertaken in winter. We have an qualified scaffold inspector who undertakes the mandatory weekly inspections of scaffolds and is closely involved with the specifying, checking and review of scaffold designs.
Advanced Rope Access Applications
One of the key aspects of rope access is to use skilled and trained personnel to expand the techniques to more complex applications such as under bridges, viaduct soffits and towers. Examples of this incude:-
- Tensioned lines
- Aid Climbing
- Ridge Access & Anchor Systems
- Shaft Entry & Winched Systems
- Rope Access & Confined Spaces
- Harkken PowerSeat Ascenders
- Fod Pods – Debris Containment
Roof Access & Safety Systems
- Latchways – Mansafe
- Edge protection – guard rails
- Ladder protection
- Roof Decks – constant force posts
- Rook decks and walkways
Telehandlers & Man Riding Cages
The company has the capability to operate telehandlers fitted with custom-designed platforms to undertake drilling and installation works.