ALS's Rope Access Services bring cost-saving advantages and enhanced efficiency to accessing remote locations.
Rope access services is ALS’s preferred method for safely and efficiently reaching remote locations. As an alternative to traditional access techniques, such as scaffolding, elevated work platforms (EWPs) and cranes, the time demands of rope access techniques fraction the construction and cost demands of traditional methods without any safety trade-offs.
ALS is a full operational member of International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) and therefore operates to the highest global safety standards and best practices for all rope access tasks.
ALS provides rope access services across all industries and service lines. Common applications include:
- Tank shells and roofs
- Silos and stills
- Docks and piers
- Pressure vessels
- Overhead cranes
- Structural steel
- Pipelines that span bridges
- Confined spaces
Advantages of Rope Access Services
The advantage of rope access is the speed at which technicians can access and egress challenging locations and cause minimal impact on operations.
The benefits of rope access services over traditional access methods include:
- The removal of equipment requirements such as EWP and scaffolding.
- The reduction of labour requirements.
- Quick response time and faster access which decreases operational downtime.
- A minimised potential damage to structures or assets.
- The reduced reliance on costly shutdowns by combining rope access with inspection methods to support in-service inspection.
The ALS Approach
Through combining rope access services with our market leading inspection capability, ALS can deliver most services using rope access solutions. This includes:
- Conventional NDT and Advanced NDT including visual inspection;
- On-site Chemical Analysis (OES, PMI); and
ALS employs a twin rope access system, a method that utilises two lines – a working line and a safety backup line. This twin rope system combines specially designed ropes with full body harnesses, karabiner connectors and rope grabs.
Our equipment fully complies with the requirements of AS/NZS ISO 22846-2020 parts I and 2 and IRATA international standards, and can be deployed in different combinations to provide a specific access solution.