Rope Access is a demonstrated method of achieving a safe work position at height or in areas that are hard to access. The value of this form of access has developed and statistics support one of the safest methods resulting in all manner of work from high-rise window and facade cleaning and general building fabric maintenance to repairs on some of the UK’s most iconic structures.
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The main areas of rope access work are:
PWC are approved installers and members of the Construction Fixings Association. PWC employ qualified, experienced personnel to install, test and re-certify safety anchors for rope access use.
The Safety Eyebolt or post provides a fixed anchoring point, which can be either external or internal on a building or structure. This will enable workers to attach a lanyard and safety harness to protect themselves in the event of an accidental slip or fall.
These are often utilized for window cleaning and can also be used to carry out minor building repairs.
Each installation is fitted with a PPE warning disk and can be installed into brickwork, concrete or steelwork. They conform to Class A1 EN795 and BS7883.
Work restraint and Fall Arrest Wire Systems will save peoples lives by protecting their fall, from contractors to clients, or anyone working on unprotected roof edges.
Thereby giving peace of mind to the owners of the building, the managing agents, and any contractors working on the building.
A horizontal wire system can be a fixed steel wire system, or a temporary rope counter-balance system as seen in the picture.
( As a note, these are NOT used for rope access such as abseiling. Rather these are temporary systems used for preventing contractors or those accessing the roof from falling over the edge. )
Picture: Temporary rope work restraint wire system