Modern structural designs are more and more extravagant, and, of course, high-rise construction is more and more common. All this is of little interest to an efficient team of rope access technicians, who can move over the most complex structures with their ropes alone, and they can take the necessary tools with them or use another system of ropes to bring them. to the required position.
Sometimes, a particular part of a major structure is impossible to reach using the same method as other parts. In this type of case, the need to develop another major means of access can be avoided by employing ropes.
Due to its non-mechanical operation, reachability, use in confined spaces, minimal impact on the surrounding environment, and the ability to adapt to the limited space of some work sites, access employing IRATA ropes is the source of advantages for the benefit of the civil engineer. Structural designs and buildings of the past have seldom been constructed with subsequent repair and maintenance in mind and are therefore often poorly located or poorly designed for the current work at hand.
Today, Industrial Rope Access can be seen being employed in most major cities, towns, or industrial complexes worldwide. There are several reasons for the evolution of the use of access by ropes in these places, but the main one being the low ecological impact of the IRATA access system;
No blocked streets;
No suffocating smoke from access machines;
Reduced energy costs;
No ugly access structure closing the aisles;
It is little wonder that male and female rope access technicians, often working on buildings without the people inside not even knowing they are working there, are very popular with building managers, environmental service personnel. and urban authorities.
Other reasons for the growth in the use of rope access are that other means of access have suffered safety setbacks, and many new construction concepts are in shape or form. Features that cannot be easily cleaned or inspected by traditional means. In addition, the growing trend in the design of extremely tall buildings means that most static access methods are impractical or unusable.
anise and ecological is increasingly chosen for those who order safe work at height. IRATA International is proud to have led the way with its training standards and the quality of its method, leading many countries to adopt its working methods safely.
Why call on an IRATA member company?
Working at heights isn’t done without planning, careful attention, and thoughtful application. IRATA’s safe completed work history is verified by an independent company annually, using a unique Safety and Work Analysis report (the WASA report) that has been developed over the past 20 years. The document is drafted and compiled from quarterly statistics from member companies by an expert health and safety executive, who is encouraged to write the report freely without editorial restrictions. The completed report is made available free of charge to all stakeholders within our industry sector. These reports revealed an incident rate well below expected levels for the sector, reported by national governments or professional bodies.
The guarantee of safe and responsible work established by IRATA is based on:
The IRATA assurance of safe and responsible working is based on:
Adherence to a strict code of conduct;
Member companies verified and re-verified regularly;
Stable membership criteria
Tens of thousands of carefully trained rope access technicians having to undergo new training every three years;
An assessment by an independent company of each IRATA trainee rope access technician, regardless of their location in the world;
An unrivaled level of site monitoring;
Mandatory and constant working procedures when IRATA teams are working.
IRATA member companies approach their work with professionalism, knowing full well that they can do a job well. The certainty of industrial expertise and adherence to a strict code of conduct has allowed IRATA members to the forefront of work at height and work where access is limited. worldwide.
Rope work techniques are now widely recognized as a safe, efficient and economical alternative or at least a supplement to traditional access methods such as scaffolding. This approach is also particularly suitable in so-called “exposed” areas and those where coactivity is important. Our HSE results show that the work carried out on ropes is much superior in terms of safety (compared with that carried out using traditional access techniques).
Our approaches to this allow us to perform many tasks in hard-to-reach areas with rope access companies, including our customers’ offshore oil and gas facilities. Access by rope allows us to deploy the following professions:
Surface preparation and treatment
Insulation and application of fire protection products
Non-destructive inspection and testing
Technical surveys and certification missions (DROPS, class inspections, certification of lifting equipment, etc.)
Maintenance, repair, modification, replacement, and decommissioning of various equipment and structures (nose of flares, risers, boxes, substructures and jackets supports, etc.)
We can intervene under the aegis of a framework contract allowing us to dedicate one or more teams to carry out maintenance, repair, or inspection services. Our specialized staff can be mobilized, individually or in teams, to carry out particular works and projects, including major structural modifications and even the complete revamping of offshore assets. We frequently carry out projects in areas of the globe as far apart as Australia, the Gulf of Mexico, Africa, the Middle East, South America, or Norway.