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Hopefully this will help show you that it could be a practical and more appealing way to help you complete your project, whether it’s a construction job or carrying out maintenance work, compared to erecting scaffolding. Of course, in certain situations you’re always going to need to use scaffolding, but rope access might just be more versatile than you think. Let’s start there followed by a look at the other key benefits of rope access…


Rope access can help you access all sorts of hard to reach locations, from tall buildings to tight, confined spaces. Rope access can also be particularly beneficial if you’re working on a complex structure that scaffolding may not be suitable for.


Safety should always be your most important consideration, so it’s important to know that rope access has a better safety record than scaffolding. Rope access technicians are highly trained operators and experienced in working at height and in other difficult to access locations. They can use their range of skills to navigate your environment and complete your project safely. The very nature of scaffolding can pose various dangers for those working on it and those below on the ground, as well as causing a security risk when it’s not in use.

By using rope access you are greatly reducing the amount of time spent in a working at height environment, therefore minimising the risks that this will place on the operatives.


Rope access can help you complete your projects, or certain aspects of them, in the quickest possible way. Rope access technicians can get to where you need them to be quickly and easily compared to the time it takes to get scaffolding in place.


This efficiency makes rope access extremely cost effective. The speed at which rope access technicians can work will save you time and money – improving your bottom line. Rope access also requires far fewer materials and you don’t need to spend on a full-scale structure to reach high places.

Environmentally friendly

Rope access is by nature extremely environmentally friendly. There’s no heavy machinery, no need to deliver a large amount of materials, and less people need to travel to the site.


Keeping your building visually appealing is a key benefit rope access brings to the project. Rope access is non-intrusive and won’t damage the appeal of the building or structure whilst you’re working on it.

This is particularly important for heritage buildings, landmarks, or buildings with historical or cultural significance. Scaffolding can often be unsightly, which you may want to avoid on certain projects where possible if you want passers-by to always be able to notice the building in all its usual glory, regardless of the scale of the project in progress. Rope access technicians come and go, they don’t need to leave any materials on site, and with no scaffolding in the way, buildings already in use at the time of the work can continue to operate seamlessly with no negative effect on the day-to-day business operation.

Do you need a rope access specialist?

We’re Specialised Access Solutions and we’d love to talk to you about your project. We’re an experienced, IRATA-member rope access company dedicated to safety and speed.

We’re capable of covering large-scale and large volumes of projects. Get in touch today and find out how we can help you.

Manchester office: 0161 956 8607
Liverpool office: 0151 268 6182
Email: [email protected]

Construction projects vary in their size and complexity, but regardless of the scale of your project you will need to carefully plan each stage.

Have you considered how rope access could become an invaluable part of your process?

One of the most significant challenges you’re likely to face in your construction project is accessing hard-to-reach areas safely and effectively. This is where rope access can really add value so let’s get into the detail.

Here’s how rope access can save you time and money on construction projects.

Increased efficiency

Rope access technicians can access hard to reach areas with ease, helping you get things done quickly and hassle free. They can complete multiple aspects of your project in a single visit as a result.
Whether you’re working on a tall building, a bridge, or even an offshore oil rig, rope access technicians can help you do what you need to do in a way that traditional access methods can’t replicate. Being able to move freely around any site in this way makes rope access a clear frontrunner when it comes to completing certain aspects of construction projects.

Reduced cost

Less equipment and the lack of need for temporary structures makes rope access extremely cost-effective. By its very nature, rope access is fast and efficient which brings down the overall cost to your construction project.

Think of the amount of work and cost associated with erecting scaffolding, hiring cherry pickers or implementing cranes and it’s clear to see why rope access is going to save you a lot of outlay. Less workers, less equipment and less time.

Improved safety

Simply put, rope access is the safest way to work at height and in hard to reach areas, including confined spaces. This article is about how it can save you time and money, but safety should always be the paramount concern. Not just because it should be in terms of looking after people, but what would an accident cost your business in monetary and reputational terms? It’s critical that your safety standards are at the forefront of your priorities.

Every rope access technician has been trained and independently assessed to confirm they are competent to undertake their roles. They have less equipment that could cause an accident compared to traditional access methods and every reputable rope access company makes sure they inspect and maintain their equipment to comply with all safety regulations at all times.


As rope access is a great way to work at height and in difficult to reach locations, you can use it for various aspects of your construction project, and for associated maintenance going forward.

Rope access technicians can help with the initial build, affixing signage, painting, cleaning, welding, inspecting, and plenty of other aspects of your project.

Again, due to their speed and efficiency, rope access technicians can help you complete things quickly with little equipment, saving you time and money.

Could rope access help you?

If so, talk to us. We’re an experienced IRATA-member rope access company capable of working on large-scale and large volumes of projects.

Get in touch today and find out how we can help you.

Manchester office: 0161 956 8607
Liverpool office: 0151 268 6182
Email: [email protected]