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Rope Access

Maritime Rescue and Medical is pleased and proud to be able to provide another quality Service to Business and Industry. The Company recently became a member of SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) and engaged a training company to train a number of our employees in Rope Access work and we now have level 2 rope access technicians on staff.

The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT®) based in the United States, is dedicated to promoting the safe development of industrial rope access standards in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond.

SPRAT supports companies and technicians using rope access with certification programs, regulatory support, networking, and opportunities to participate in developing industry-consensus standards.

As a result of this SPRAT training and certification, MRM is able to meet the needs of industry in respect to work that uses rope to access difficult places or when other means such as staging is not an option. Rope access provides a safe, cost-effective, and efficient means of accessing structures and geologic features for inspection, maintenance, and construction.

The cost savings of using Rope Access to complete tasks in those hard to get to areas are immediately realized, without compromising safety. While the advantages of these services were first realized by the Offshore Industry, their application to all industrial sectors has grown significantly.

What is rope access?
Rope access refers to a set of techniques where ropes and specialized hardware are used as the primary means of providing access and support to workers.  Generally a two-rope system is employed: the working rope supports the worker and the safety rope provides back-up fall protection.

Why use rope access?
Modern rope access equipment, techniques, and training can be combined to produce an exceptionally safe, versatile, efficient, and cost-effective way to solve vertical access problems.

  • Rope access is safe. Independently-certified rope-access technicians uphold an enviable safety record with no fatalities and few lost time incidents while working on rope.
  • Rope access is versatile. Technicians can apply the techniques in a wide variety of environments, from confined-space penstocks to massive concrete structures to complicated steel installations. Unlike traditional access methods, custom rope-access solutions can be designed to fit various applications quickly and inexpensively.
  • Rope access is efficient. Systems are installed and dismantled quickly and often require fewer personnel than traditional access methods. Rapid deployment limits disruption to facility operations by minimizing downtime.
  • Rope access is economical. Fewer personnel, faster completion, less equipment, and minimal downtime mean lower costs.

Who uses rope access?
• Civil, structural, and geo-technical engineers
• Operations and maintenance workers
• Construction workers and painters
• High-rise window cleaners
• Motion picture and theatrical set personnel
• Tower and antenna installers
What are some examples of common rope access applications?
• Structural inspections and non-destructive examination (NDE)
• Sealant installation and surface preparation
• Sand blasting and pressure washing
• Concrete repair
• Instrument installation
• Painting
• Rock scaling and anchoring
• Photography and cinematography
• Set installation
• Geological surveys
Please contact MRM for a full proposal for your needs.