Frequently Asked Questions
Rope Access is a great way of getting into, and then moving around, a worksite in a hard to reach location using ropes and climbing equipment systems. It is a safe, quick and cost effective solution to a working at height. All technicians on the ropes for Vector have a valid IRATA qualification.
Rope Access can be used for a range of construction or maintenance services that require opperatives to work at height. Vectors team have experience in:
- Cliff Stabilisation
- Rock removal
- Rock fall netting
- Bridge Install and removal
- Inspections -Difficult location
- Buildings/ Cladding
- Mine Shafts
- Paint works
- Window/ construction/ difficult access) cleaning
- Maintenance and repair -walls
- Church/ Clocks
- Cladding replacement
- Vegetation cut back or clearance
- Tree surgery/ removal
- Wind Turbine Inspection and Repair
- Event infrastructure rigging
- Rigging for Performance
- Bird netting
- and more.
The main groups that we have for Rope Access would be
- Rescue Cover
- Rigging Solution
- Rigging for Performance
- Event Infrastructure Rigging
- Confined Space
A Rope Access operative is qualified with IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association). They’re International Code of Practice is the best practice that all of our team adheres to. They must be over 18, fit to climb and rescue another in a safe working environment.
If you are worried about the safety of a cliff please call us. Do not enter the surrounding area and fence off the surrounding area, add signage if possible so that others can not get injured. Should you be worried about the safety of others please call 999 or if it is not an emergency 101, the coastguard and your local council. We can inspect the problem and surrounding area. Vector and our geological engineers can survey the area and design a solution to suit your need. We can remove rocks or dangerous slips and install safety systems to minimise danger.
If you are worried about the safety of a cliff please call us. Should you be worried about the safety of others please call 999 or if it is not an emergency 101, the coastguard and your local council. Fixing and maintaining cliffs falls under cliff stabilisation. After an inspection of the cliffs and surrounding area, Vector and our geological engineers can carry out a geological survey and design a solution. A typical cliff stabilisation project begins with the clearance of vegetation and loose debris before anchors bolts or soil nails are drilled and secured using resin or cement. To prevent further debris fall, meshing can then be installed with a perimeter cable to hold everything tight and secure. There are a range of solutions to cliff stabilisation and each job comes with its own specific requirements. We can design the entire project from start to completion at any scale.
If you are worried about the safety of an area please call us. We can inspect the problem and surrounding area then Vector and our geological engineers can then survey the area and design a solution and remove vegetation, fallen rock and soil as required.