Using innovative rope access methods, we offer you more than 20 years of experience in practical solutions for working at heights and in places that are difficult to reach. We operate in seven different fields and provide services in both the Netherlands and the rest of the world.
Safety is our first priority. We perform a risk analysis prior to each project. In addition, we only work with certified technicians, climbing equipment and tools. We also provide training at our own IRATA training centre.
Working at heights is also called industrial climbing in the Netherlands. Use is made of ropes, climbing harnesses and other materials in order to reach workplaces (including those that are difficult to reach).
Rope Access is a good alternative (or complement to) the use of existing systems such as scaffolding, suspended platform systems and aerial work platforms. Rope Access methods and materials have been specifically developed for working in, for example, industry and construction.
There are many good reasons to use Rope Access methods. Here they are at a glance:
• High and/or hard to reach places are achieved faster and easier
• There is (almost) no disruption to your business in the (direct) surroundings
• Because no machines are used our rope access technique is also very environmentally friendly
To be able to execute your assignment quickly, safely and successfully, we work with a clear and proven five-step plan. Before we begin, we discuss our five-step plan with you, so you know what to expect.
Prior to each project a thorough analysis is performed in order to timely mitigate possible risks of the work.
Once all the risks have been identified, we make a sound project plan, whereby we identify the required professionals and materials, and when the activity takes place.
Because each job requires different skills, we put together a dedicated team of professionals for each assignment. The team members are under the direct supervision of the project manager. He ensures that the work is carried out on time and with the right equipment (always CEN certified).
Based on the project plan, our professionals carry out the work as scheduled. It is always paramount that we try to keep the disruption to your business processes to an absolute minimum.
After finishing each project, together with you we evaluate if the work was carried out satisfactorily. The work will also be evaluated internally so that we can further develop and improve our methods.
Safety always comes first. That is why we have been a member of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) from the beginning. Not only as a member, but also as an IRATA training centre. We train professionals in the use of the safest guidelines, procedures and (rescue) methods.
IRATA is an (originally British) organisation that promotes and develops a safe Rope Access work system both nationally and internationally.They also work on setting standards for safe working with these methods. These standards are consistent with the requirements of Dutch law.
IRATA member companies are subject to rigorous admission tests, which check whether they comply with the IRATA requirements for guaranteeing quality, safety, training and work experience. The result of these strict procedures is an unprecedented low frequency of accidents and incidents among its members.
The member companies keep meticulous accident statistics of their operations and feed these back to IRATA. These are then independently audited and published. In the fifteen years that these statistics have been kept, no fatal accidents – while working on ropes – have yet occurred due to inadequate training or lack of operational skills. Since the statistics have been kept, the number of incidents has decreased each year. At present, the number of incidents is less than four per 100,000 hours worked!