Rope access inspection is typically used as an alternative to traditional access solutions such as scaffolding, MEWPs, etc. In industry, rope access NDT is invaluable in situations where traditional access solutions are not viable and widely deployed on structure, such as for bland repairs on wind turbines or inspections on oil and gas assets.


As one of the founding members of IRATA and with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Applus+ employs rope access skilled NDT-technicians to work closely with our clients to reach suitable, safe and effective access solutions.

As part of our rope access NDT services, Applus+ provides a full package of related industrial services, including a range of NDT inspections; fabric maintenance; mechanical, rigging and lifting services; and LEEA inspections. We have a wide geographical presence to assist clients wherever they are based, and Applus+ has one of the largest rope-access training facility in the UK. Our personnel are trained to the highest of standards and our crews are fully conversed in all new IRATA legislation.

Applus+ provides rope access NDT to our clients with a safe, cost-effective service, completing projects to the highest of standards. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within a wide range of industrial sectors, and Applus+ holds numerous rope access accreditations, from safety to management-system standards.


Applus+ deploys rope access NDT solutions in the following sectors:

  • Oil and gas exploration and production
  • Oil and gas service providers
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Nuclear plants
  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Manufacturing plants


In addition, rope access inspection techniques can be used by any company to carry out inspection, rigging and lifting, fabric maintenance or mechanical work at height.


Rope access NDT and inspection provide our clients with an excellent alternative to traditional access solutions, being both time- and cost-efficient by avoiding the need for cumbersome scaffolding.


Applus+ developed the HEX system following a request from a client to provide an alternative access solution for the internal inspection and maintenance of Horton type storage spheres (spherical gas tank)

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