WHY USE GEOACCESS
We have a continuously evolving regime of work procedures that are implemented, and which are monitored for compliance, to ensure that a safe system of work is established and maintained at all times. This sets GeoAccess apart from other rope access companies that are not subject to such rigorous monitoring, controls and robust training.
Like any other method for working at height, the application of rope access should be regarded as a complete system, in which planning, management, competence and suitable equipment should be treated with equal importance, as each is dependent on the other to ensure a safe system of work.
GeoAccess is proud to follow the IRATA International Code of Practice (ICoP), considered the gold standard by many, which gives recommendations and guidance on the use of rope access methods in order to provide a safe system of work.
What Is Rope Access?
Rope Access can be divided into 3 categories;
WORK POSTIONING – Having 2 points of attachment to 2 independent anchors by ropes or lanyards to gain access to the site of work.
FAIL ARREST – Using equipment which protects the worker who is already in the process of falling by stopping the fall after it has happened. Equipment consists of an anchorage, connectors, a body belt or body harness and may include a lanyard, deceleration device, lifeline or suitable combinations of these.
Why use Rope Access?
The primary objective when using rope access methods is to carry out the work efficiently, with minimal disruption, accidents, incidents or dangerous occurrences. In order to ensure a safe system of work is maintained at all times careful planning and documented risk assessments are undertaken for each operation.
What is Working at Height?
You are working at height if you:
- work above ground/floor level
- could fall from an edge, through an opening or fragile surface or
- could fall from ground level into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground