All rope access operations will be undertaken by a minimum of 2 IRATA qualified operatives, with the team leader being IRATA level 3 qualified.
Regardless of location or task, any work at height undertaken is done so under a 'safe system of work'.
This means it has been properly risk assessed, planned and reviewed in accordance with current legislation and best working practices, which include:
- The Work at Height Regulations 2005
- The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
- BS 7985:2009 - Code of Practice for the use of rope access methods for industrial purposes
- ISO 22846:2012 - Rope Access Systems: Code of Practice
- Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) - International Code of Practice
This system of working is ideal for;
- Eliminating the need for expensive scaffolding.
- Inaccessible elevations for powered access (MEWP's) or confined spaces.
- Eliminating use of heavy MEWP's on weak or precious natural stone and granite paving.