Abseilers are the people that you see hanging from ropes on cliffs, mountains, caves, and nowadays, high rise buildings. They are suspended on a series of two ropes that are then separately anchored onto the structure of the building. So how did this come about ?
When you’ve got rope access technicians working at twenty stories off of the ground maintaining your building, experience is everything.
Rope access is becoming a very important aspect of exterior building maintenance because of the savings in cost; but the reason that rope access specialists have got everyone’s attention is because they are skilled trades and abseilers combined.
When you need building maintenance completed and the building is taller than just a few stories, there are usually only two options available to get high access: scaffolding hire or a rope access company. There are costs that are involved with any kind of building maintenance, so it’s important to look at the two options carefully to see why rope access is so much more affordable.
There are times when a company working at height needs something specialised. A scaffold isn’t always going to help get the job done because the time to set up the scaffolding defeats the idea of getting the job done quickly. And a cherry picker simply can’t get high enough to access some buildings. In these circumstances, the only ones that can the job done are rope access companies.
There are many specific maintenance tasks on a high rise that need to be regularly accomplished, including window cleaning, inspections and even structural repair. There are challenges that arise simply from the maintenance solutions that are set up to help, including the cost of maintenance, the obtrusiveness of equipment required and the security risks.