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  Rope Access Solutions

Rope access is a form of work positioning initially developed from techniques used in climbing and caving, which applies practical rope work to allow workers to reach difficult locations without the use of expensive Scaffolding cradles or mobile elevated work platforms.

Some examples of how rope access may be used are:

  • Roof and chimney repairs including guttering
  • Lead work
  • Vegetation removal
  • Pointing (including lime mortars)
  • Bird proofing (netting spikes, etc.)
  • Window cleaning
  • Window repairs
  • Concrete and masonry repairs
  • Stone replacement
  • Weather proofing (mastic sealing, etc.)
  • Flag pole maintenance
  • Painting
  • General clean downs (clock faces, etc.)
  • Canopy care, cleaning and maintenance
  • Installation of banners and signs
  • Inspection work (including video)
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Roof maintenance rope work example

Its value as a work solution has seen rope access technicianís undertaking all manner of work from north sea oil rigs to some of Britainís most important historic buildings.

The benefits of using rope access:

  • Rope access teams provide both a safe means of access and undertake the work
  • Minimal disruption to the general public, building occupants and the environment
  • As all equipment is removed overnight site safety is not compromised

The main features of rope access at work are:

  • When working the access technician always uses two ropes – a working rope and a safety rope
  • Each rope has a separate anchor point
  • A minimum of two technicians are required for any job
  • To prevent accidental dropping all tools are attached to workers by lanyards if tools to big for this will have there own rope system
  • All equipment is regularly inspected and maintained
  • All our technicians are independently assessed

Gwynedd property solutions works to IRATA guidelines these guidelines have been endorsed by the health and safety executive. We comply fully with:

  • IRATA guidelines
  • IRATA general requirements
  • Work at height regulations 2005
  • LOLER regulations 1998
  • British standard BS 7985:2002

Gwynedd property solutions only use highly skilled and experienced access technicians and tradesmen. All our technicians are fully conversant with safety planning, risk assessments and method statements.