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How Rope Access Can Save You Time and Money On Construction Projects

Rope access is a technique that involves using ropes and specialised equipment to work at height and access hard to reach areas in a safe and efficient manner. It’s a valuable option when it comes to saving time and money on construction projects, so here we’re going to look at how you can implement it into your working environment.
Published on 01/06/2023

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.

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Posted by willrobinson