Industrial Abseiling Comparison

Industrial Abseiling vs. Powered Access (Cherry Picker / Scissor Lift)

Powered Access (Cherry Picker / Scissor Lift) Industrial Rope Access
Set up (after dismantling back gate to get in equipment )  2 hours Set up  0.5 hours
Task Time  3 hours Task Time  3 hours
Dismantle and clear site  2 hours Dismantle and clear site  0.5 hours
Total  7 hours Total  4 hours

The Task was to replace a section of guttering on the private residency. The client had looked into all forms of access until he found Industrial Abseil, with it’s dedicated team of techniques. The task was completed on a Sunday afternoon as this was the most convenient time for the client.
It was the first time that they had used rope access, and they were overwhelmed with the speed and accessibility of the technique.

 

 

Scaffolding vs. Industrial Abseiling

Scaffolding Industrial Rope Access
Erection  24 hours Set up  1 hours
Task Time  8 hours Task Time  8 hours
Dismantle and clear site 24 hours Dismantle and clear site  1 hours
Total  56 hours Total  10 hours

The task was to remove pigeon waste and the old bird proofing and install new bird spikes and new bird proof netting.

The client had used scaffolding and powered access (like cherry pickers) before but this was the first time that they had used rope access engineers. The client was so pleased with the savings and the service that rope access gave him that he now favours rope access over scaffolding and has come back time after time for further works to be carried out.

 

FAQ about rope access over scaffolding

Do you need a permit for Scaffolding?
It is an offence to erect scaffolding on the highway (footway or carriageway) without obtaining a scaffolding permit in advance from the Council. There are specific rules and regulations applicable to the placing of items upon the highway, all of which are designed to ensure both public and user safety. There is an administration fee for the issue of these permits.

Do you need a permit for Rope Access (Abseiling)?
No permit is needed for height access by ropes. Due to the fact unlike scaffolding all high level rope access equipment can be taken away when not in use or after a days work. NO PERMIT NO FEE

Setting up time for Scaffolding?
Where it is envisaged that obstruction of the highway may occur, additional application may be required for implementation of a temporary road closure. Such applications should be made a minimum of 6 week.