The Better Way to Work at Height
Sky High uses rope access methods when working on high rise structures because it is a more effective technique that delivers better results and helps protect lives. Our rope access workers are equipped with advanced equipment and knowledge for those especially “tricky” jobs.
The authorities involved in certifying rope access ensure that these systems follow the highest standard of safety when it comes to working at height, and making sure to implement rescue for every job in the event of an unexpected accident.
Why Choose Rope Access?
More and more buildings we maintain are permitted rope access rather than traditional techniques such as swing-stage because its proven to be safer, more cost effective, and allow for more technical/advanced maneuvers without the negative effects on the body or the surrounding environment. Rope access doesn’t cause damage, it requires less man-power, it is less invasive/intrusive/disruptive and it’s all rigged for easy rescue, making it the safest way to accomplish work at height.
Rope access doesn’t cause damage, it requires less man-power, it is less invasive/intrusive/disruptive/dangerous, and it’s all rigged for easy rescue, making it the safest way to accomplish work at height.
Rope access excels in difficult to reach locations. Often meaning parts of the project that are physically impossible for swing-stage, cranes, booms or any other mechanical equipment. For example, inspection of a building that has other hazardous machinery, materials, or structures preventing access by other means. Another example are site locations that are too remote to make the use of such equipment practical, or cost effective.
Requiring access to multiple areas of work is perfect for rope access, often resulting in the shortest duration of work. Trained technicians require very minimal setup time as opposed to traditional access methods such as swing stage or scaffolding that can be very time consuming, costly, dangerous and damaging to set up. Rope access technicians can move from task to task quickly and avoid the costs of set up and tear down associated with other methods of access.
Rope access is the safest method of any of those listed above. Extensive pre planning and risk assessment is part of the training to become a certified rope access technician. Combine this with a structured mentoring process and you have a method of work that holds an exemplary safety record worldwide.
Another key reason to look at rope access for your next project is cost! The smaller crew size, minimal setup time, and limited equipment requirements make rope access the least expensive method of working at height. The use of rope access is expanding quickly in the construction, oil, gas, and energy industries around the world, but not yet here in Ontario. Rope access will not be the solution for every situation, but the advantages over traditional access methods are many and undeniable.
Other Areas of Rope Access
• Commercial window cleaning / construction cleaning / caulking, painting… etc.
• Complex or difficult building
• Bridge maintenance
• Industrial rope access
• Wind power maintenance
• Telecommunications maintenance
• Oil and gas
• Silos, smoke stacks and farm equipment
• Rescue Training / general IRATA / SPRAT Training