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Originally developed for caving and climbing but now available for industrial and business applications, Rope Access is a work positioning solution that solves company inspection, Non-Destructive Testing, installation and other issues with safe, effective procedures that keep company employees out of harm’s way.

The petrochemical industry was the first to take advantage of what Rope Access can offer businesses. Oil and gas platforms in the North Sea were difficult to inspect and repair before Rope Access became available. Now, difficult areas on these platforms are safer and simpler to reach than ever.

Now, Rope Access Cape Town specialists are seeing this method catch on in South Africa for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and inspection , too. Rope Access South Africa is a growing field in which professional technicians are finding new industrial uses for this form of work positioning every day.

In fact, it is becoming a popular and often-used access method around the world. Without any scaffolding, mobile elevated work platforms, cradles or other specialized devices, repelling and climbing on ropes is being used for difficult situations in a variety of fields.

Power generation is one of them. Power plants around the world are making hard-to-reach places easier to access with the help of Rope Access technicians. Considering all the unusual circumstances and complicated situations involved in electrical plants, workers suspended from ropes could be a greater asset in this industry than any other.

Construction contractors also find that subcontracting to members of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) allow them to more easily complete projects under budget because Rope Access is often cheaper and less time consuming that other methods of reaching difficult places.

Chemical, marine and mining operations all find using safety-conscious and fully liability insured contractors with rope repelling and climbing experience beneficial to their companies.

Even window repair workers and window cleaners sometimes use Rope Access to reach places where their usual platforms would be too difficult to set up or not cost effective given the short length of time a worker needs to be in an area.

IRATA member companies are confident they can safely save companies money because they have a collective 20-year zero fatality record. No one among their member companies has died performing rope operations in more than two decades. The international standard incident rate for IRATA companies is 1.22-1.45 per 100,000 hours worked. That’s a solid safety record in any industry and especially good for one with inherent safety challenges.

Two ropes help keep safety records intact and workers safe. Two cables, each with different anchor points, are attached to every working, assuring that even a catastrophic failure in one system does not lead to injury for the technician.

Rope Access workers solve some of the most difficult industrial and architectural challenges in the world, and they do it with the utmost safety. Safe, professional specialists performing specific maneuvers to tight specifications assure good results every time.

Rope Access workers solve some of the most difficult industrial and architectural challenges in the world, and they do it with the utmost safety. Safe, professional specialists performing specific maneuvers to tight specifications assure good results every time.

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This article was published on 2010/12/20