Gaining access by using ropes is far from new. The egyptians were no doubt capable of protecting workers using fibre chords and the sailors of Nelson's Navy brought their skills onshore to construct some of our landmark buildings. Rope Access as we understand it was given the credability of a British Standard (BS) as late as 2002 (BS7985:2002 Code of practice for the use of rope access methods for industrial purposes)
This standard gives guidance on a range of aspects including selection of equipment, suitability of personnel, training requirements and equipment traceability. However, most importantly for you as a client it says nothing about the work to be done whilst hanging from a rope. So it is useful, but our advice to you as a perspective client is to assess the capabilities of the rope access provider carefully to determine whether they meet your needs.
At the Up and Under Group we have more than 20 years experience in meeting clients project needs. All our work is backed by ISO 9001 (Quality), OSAS 18001 (Health and Safety), Link Up (Network Rail Pre-qualification) and most Recently Investors in People (Commitment to Staff Development) Standards.
All this said, what can we offer you? The list is a long one with some bizare entries such as getting people into gorges in Central Africa, designing access systems for wierd and wonderful structures and inspecting landmark structures throughout the UK and overseas. A fuller list would include:
- Building inspections and maintenance
- Bridge inspections and maintenance
- Airport structure works
- Masts and Towers, inspection, repairs, installation and additions
- Fall arrest installs and testing
- MOD structure works
- Media safety Work
- Cliff and Slope stability works
- Cleaning and coating
- Leisure centre safety and maintenance operations
- Investigation of shafts and tunnels
If you think we can help call us. It may seem an unusual or frighening project, this is normal for our team, let us help you reach a safe successful conclusion.