ROPE ACCESS - BEST CHOICE FOR EXTERIOR BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Maintaining the exterior of a building can be a daunting task. Washing windows, exterior cleaning or even fixing concrete cracks in the building structure, it’s often a large, time consuming process to complete and most wouldn’t know where to start or how to access those hard to reach areas. Rope access can help.

WHAT IS ROPE ACCESS?

Rope access simplifies the external maintenance of your building so it can look it's best at all times, using minimal equipment and fully trained access specialists who can get where they need to be quickly and safely without the use of scaffolding or towers.

Access specialists are fully trained and have completed IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association), or ARAA (Australian Rope Access Association), along with Safe at Heights accreditation. Access specialists work in teams of two. This helps to ensure the safety of each team member. Using two separate ropes with individual anchor points, specialists suspend themselves on the external side of the building that requires attention. Whilst suspended, technicians are able to move both vertically and horizontally meaning they can access multiple areas at one time. This is often referred to as 'Industrial abseiling' and is the safest and most effective way to conduct external building maintenance.

WHY NOT SCAFFOLDING?

With the increased mobility ropes provide, access specialists are able to reach every nook and cranny with ease and perform very detailed work. Meaning buildings of all shapes and sizes can be catered for. The old method of scaffolding limited the access technicians had to hard to reach areas and often meant a much longer, more expensive job.

Majority of the cost of a job using scaffolding is spent setting it up and taking it down which is a waste of your money considering rope access only requires our technicians to bring their own ropes and equipment. Scaffolding jobs can take months with the initial set up, performing the job and managing the obstacle, then taking it down and that time is all charged. Rope access reduces the cost and can save you a substantial amount in comparison.

As well as being the more cost effective choice, rope access is also the most efficient. With ropes there are no missed spots due to scaffolding being placed in the way which means a more thorough job is done right the first time.

Usually, a building is still being used when the maintenance needs to be performed. This could mean that people need to go in and out of the building throughout the day. Rope access will usually still allow for foot traffic to occur as it is unobtrusive and business continues as usual.

With lower costs, more thorough, efficient work with no obstructions or business disruptions conducted by fully trained access technicians using the safest method available, rope access is the best choice for external building maintenance.