The Top 7 Benefits of Using Rope Access
When we talk about high-rise window cleaning, you probably picture a couple of men on a scaffold high above the city. While scaffolding is one of the most well-known methods of working at heights, rope access is actually the better solution for this high-risk job.
Since most people don’t know exactly what the benefits of using rope access are, the Rope Access Solutions team wanted to share the top 7 reasons clients choose to use our services instead of traditional access methods.
Working while suspended may seem risky, but our methods are actually safer than traditional methods for working at heights. Less equipment means less room for malfunctions.
Our training is also advanced. Most commonly, technicians are trained through IRATA, the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association. IRATA member companies ensure their employees undergo rope access training and are all IRATA level 3 rope access certified. The other most common training is SPRAT, Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians, training. Every company in rope access knows the importance of maintaining high safety standards in their work to ensure excellent results every time.
Rope access requires much less equipment and preparation than traditional access methods. Our access method requires minimal space and can be done without the timely set up of equipment like scaffolding. This means we can be much more flexible in where and when our technicians set up, which allows us to quickly and easily access, clean, inspect, or repair your structure, inside and out.
Not only are our methods flexible, they’re quick. We don’t rely on large equipment to get the job done. This means we don’t spend as much time on set up or take down and we don’t require a large crew, allowing us to get to work on your building much quicker than other methods. And getting to work quickly means fewer disruptions for you.
You’ve heard that time is money. In this case, that’s true! Your cost for work at heights is affected by the time, equipment, and manpower that go into the job. Using rope access, we don’t require a large team of men or costly time-consuming equipment. Our team can get to work quickly, so you aren’t paying for extra expenses. With rope access, we’re able to help save you money on the tasks that need to get done to maintain and clean your building.
Accesses Difficult to Reach Places
Every building has awkward corners and inaccessible spaces that still need to be maintained. Fortunately, these spaces are only inaccessible for traditional access methods. Our methods allow us to access and work on even the most hard-to-reach places in your building. We can work virtually anywhere, inside or out.
You don’t want a building inspection or cleaning to disrupt the people who live and work in and around your building. Traditional methods can be noisy, obstruct views, and disrupt people’s day-to-day lives. When you use Rope Access Solutions, there’s no bulky, noisy, or obtrusive equipment on or around your building. We’ll be in and out quickly, without any major disruptions.
Our rope access systems allow us to safely and effectively access every part of your building with less environmental impact than other access methods. The IRATA rope access association’s standards ensure there is “no damage to property or harm to the environment”. There’s no exhaust or harmful fumes from equipment and machines. Once we’re gone, it’s like we weren’t even there at all!
From cost savings to environmental protection, rope access benefits everyone involved. To learn more about what the team at Rope Access Solutions can do for you, visit our services page or book an appointment for a consultation and quote.