Rope Access
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Rope Access

An alternative cost effective access method

Reduction of Project Times

  • Rope access is a safe method of working at height where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work place, and to be supported there. Initially developed from techniques used in caving, it answers the need for a simple, safe and adaptable means of access with its first large scale use being for inspections on the oil and gas platforms of the North Sea, now being used more and more on wind farms due to its speed, cost and safety record.

  • The nature of rope access reduces project time, lowering downtime and minimising the impact on ongoing operations, significantly reducing the cost to clients in comparison to traditional methods. Rope Access has brought tremendous benefits to our customers. Windtex are accredited to IRATA and all of our experienced personnel are trained to IRATA standards, ensuring that work is carried out in a safe, reliable manner.

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Naturally, the flexibility of Rope Access lends itself to any of the industries in which Windtex work, in any location. Our experience is extensive, and includes wind turbines, petro-chemical/chemical plants, and maritime industries.

Technicians are not only trained in access but are multi-disciplinary operatives. Services offered can range from maintenance services such as coatings and insulation, to specialist services such as Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), inspections and plant integrity.

All work is carried out to IRATA guidelines and training methods (Industrial Rope Access Trading Association).

  • Wind turbine projects

    • Blade inspection & repairs
    • Tower cleans
    • Tower repairs
    • Nacelle repairs
    • Ladder replacements and repairs
    • Cable pulling
  • Non-turbine projects

    • Geotechnical
    • Window cleaning
    • Building maintenance
    • Bird proofing/netting
    • Safety netting
    • Building inspections
    • NDT inspections