Rope access as a means of safe work positioning developed first in the arena of climbing and caving. Over the years these skills have evolved to meet the needs of industry, keen to utilise the efficiency and safety record of such systems.
Rope access is now recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a viable and fully accredited alternative to more traditional forms of access such as scaffold and mechanical lifting platforms. As such it is employed in a vast range of scenarios where access needs require a safe and cost effective approach. in addition it has the advantage of enabling work positioning where other access systems simply cannot.
All our operatives are trained and assessed to comply with British Standard ISO 22846-2 Code of Practice for Rope Access, provided by the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) and other accredited providers. In addition, our British Standard compliant in-house training program of safe working practice, equips our operatives for work in a full range of challenging access situations.
- Concrete Repair
- Condition Surveys
- Lead work
- Roof Surveys
- Rope Access
- Timber Restoration
- Working at Height
Window Re-decoration – Kendal
Our client required external window re-decoration on a penthouse flat in Kendal. As a number of the windows are located 4 storeys up directly above the River Kent on one aspect and above the busy road…
Vegetation Removal – Ambleside
Rattle Ghyll runs through the heart of Ambleside from the hill sides above and helps give the town its quitessential charm. In order to control the growth of the native vegetation, regular maintenance…
Slate Repairs – Brathay
Holy Trinity Church, Brathay contacted us to report a missing slate on their pyramidal roofed bell tower. This was visible from the ground but owing to the height of the tower would be excessively exp…
Dormer Repairs – Manchester
We were called to central Manchester to assist Roundhouse Properties Ltd in their development of a prominent listed property on Princess Street. A number of roof windows including two dormer windows r…
Clock Tower Repairs – Sedgwick
Sedgwick House clock tower stands in a commanding position above the village of Sedgwick. This local landmark was showing significant signs of age related deterioration and needed immediate restoratio…
Concrete repairs & make safe works – Wycombe Hospital
Marcon instructed us to carry out make safe and remedial works to defined areas of defective concrete to the 1960’s tower blocks of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s Wycombe Hospital site.
Ingress Investigation – Carlisle
We were called with a report of internal ingress at Holme Eden Hall, Warwick Bridge. This fine example of a Grade II listed calendar house (so named having 365 windows, 52 chimneys, 12 passageways, 7 …
Bridge Re-decoration – Sizergh
Re-decoration works were required to Sizergh suspension bridge in order to protect against further weather related deterioration. In order to preserve the ecosystem of the river below, contamination c…
Stonework Survey – Ambleside
St. Mary’s Church, Ambleside required a full pointing and stonework survey of their 52 metre bell tower and sandstone spire. This survey, alongside a drone survey and orthophoto modelling were r…
Stone facade jet wash cleaning – Carlton House Terrace
Our client engaged Abco to carry out pressure jet washing to the external surfaces of the London headquarters of Anglo American plc in central London. This building is predominantly clad in Portland s…
Fountain Renovation – London
Since our first instruction from Anglo American plc in 2004, Abco has carried out many and varied works for this client. Anglo American has its Group Headquarters in Carlton House Terrace, Central Lon…