Rope Access - Industrial
Rope access is a form of work positioning, initially developed from techniques used in climbing and caving to allow workers to access difficult-to-reach locations without the use of scaffolding or cradles. Industrial Rope access technicians descend, ascend, and traverse ropes for access and work while suspended by their harness. Sometimes a work seat may be used. Rope access most common applications include inspection, surveying, maintenance, and construction on bridges, dams, wind turbines, towers, buildings, geologic slopes, and industrial plants. In industries, welding, cutting and heavy material handling can be accomplished by rope access professionals using specialized procedures.