What Is Rope Access?
Rope access is necessary for operations which involve difficult-to-reach areas and require significant mobility. By eliminating scaffolding and cradles, workers can have the freedom required to complete their job.
Practical access is necessary to reach these areas, and solutions are provided in the form of rigid rail systems and rope access anchors. Other more recent innovations have seen the introduction of davit arms and needle systems.
Using these systems, rope access technicians can descend, ascend and traverse ropes to obtain entry as required, while being safely suspended in a secure harness.
Fall arrest devices can also be used as part of rope access systems, minimising the severity of injuries if a fall should to occur.
Which System To Choose
Rope access davit systems are used frequently when access is required for facade maintenance. With many benefits, such as multiple user capability, effortless mobility and minimal aesthetic impact, they allow operators to safely access the facade without applying load to the curtain wall.
Rope access needle systems are similar to davits, however they differ in that rather than just one area of attachment to the roof structure they have several which allows for the load to be spread. They are particularly well suited for metal deck roofs.
SAYFA also have the expertise to provide competency training materials and education, ensuring all team members understand how to use rope access systems safely. For a team who truly cares, there’s no looking past SAYFA.