What is required to complete rope access inspection, repairs and maintenance.

Working at height can be dangerous. From scaffolding to access platforms, there are very clear safety procedures that need to be carried out religiously to ensure operators safety. And this is exactly the same for completing rope access work.

Spending hours dangling from mountaineering ropes hundreds of feet from the ground is actually a lot safer than scaffolding is. And while it may seem daunting to some, we use rope access as a fast responding, cost effective method of completing roofing and building maintenance work for our clients. But what does it take to complete working at height? What is required to be a rope access technician?

Our rope access team are not just specialists in rope access work. They have a wide range of skills that cover roofing, stonework cleaning, building repairs and maintenance and lots more. They just get to apply these skills while hanging from abseiling rope anchored with two safety points. To be a rope access roofer, an employee at Balmore (we employ rope access members full time) must be able to demonstrate quality skills regardless of how they access a roof. Our customers expect the highest level of service and quality from us and we constantly aim to deliver this.

When completing rope access work, communication is key. Our rope access technicians have to work as a team to keep themselves and anyone below safe. This communication is essential throughout the job (which can take several hours) so being able to get along and work together makes for a safer, more successful job.

Because of the variety of building types in Scotland ranging from historic buildings to church steeples, high rise tower blocks to large industrial complexes, there is a huge amount of variety in the work that our team completes. Our rope access team get to work on truly spectacular sites. One day they could be carrying out lead repairs to a church steeple. The next they could be handing marketing banners from the side of the Titan Crane by the River Clyde.

At Balmore, our team have to deliver on the quality and consistency that our company has become famous for. It is not enough to simply be able to use rope access equipment, they have to be able to carry out the work when they get to the site.

We take pride in providing a first class professional repair, maintenance and fitting service across difficult to access locations including church steeples, historic buildings, bridges and more.

Our fully trained, qualified and certified difficult rope access specialist team can access some of the most challenging and hard to reach building locations, roofing areas and similar structures across sites up and down Scotland.  Our reliable steeplejacks are fully committed to safety and quality, whilst at the same time being aware of any necessary time constraints. that you as the client may have.

Rope access provides an invaluable solution for areas that are difficult to access, allowing highly skilled and trained technicians to descend or ascend on ropes – anywhere, on any structure.

Rope access can save considerable time and money. Not only does it provide a flexible solution but it is much less expensive and intrusive than the more traditional access methods, such as scaffolding or powered access machines.

Rope access is ideal for tall, complex and/or historic buildings as our expert steeplejacks can then get into those hard-to-reach places with the minimum of disruption to the structure itself.

Balmore Specialist Contracts technicians, using rope access techniques to reach difficult locations, can carry out an extensive range of tasks as required and specified by the client.

Our Rope Access Services can be used for:

Rope access can be used both indoors and outdoors. Indoor rope access services can provide interior building maintenance work on difficult to access high up locations such as Theatres, Churches and other high ceiling spaces. And the same equipment can be used to conduct roofing work and repairs for historic and difficult to access Church Steeples.

From our Head Office in Glasgow, our at-height team work in key sectors including the Wind Energy Sector, Railway Industry, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure. Our Rope Access Team are trained, qualified and certified to work at height on anything from specialist welding to protective coatings, inspections and repair & maintenance jobs.

If you would like to know more about our Rope Access Services and the many benefits they have over traditional forms of access including scaffolding, please contact us. We can talk you through the process of using rope access and share case study examples of the work we have done in this field before.