Rope access is typically used as an alternative to traditional access solutions such as scaffolding, MEWPs, etc. Rope access is also invaluable in situations where traditional access solutions are not viable.





Rope-access solutions are commonly used in the following sectors:
  • Oil and gas exploration and production
  • Oil and gas service providers
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Nuclear plants
  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Manufacturing plants
However, these techniques are of relevance to any company needing to carry out inspection, rigging and lifting, fabric maintenance or mechanical work at height.
As one of the founding members of IRATA and with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Applus+ utilises traditional rope-access techniques. Access-related issues are seen as excellent opportunities to work with our clients to reach suitable, safe and effective access solutions.
We also provide a full package of related industrial services, including non-destructive testing (NDT); fabric maintenance; mechanical, rigging and lifting services; and LEEA inspections. We have a wide geographical presence so are able to assist clients wherever they are based. With our own rope-access training facility, one of the largest in the UK, our personnel are trained to the highest of standards and are fully aware of all new IRATA legislation.
Applus+ provides its 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 hold numerous accreditations, from safety to management-system standards.
Rope access provides our clients with an excellent alternative to traditional access solutions that is both time- and cost-efficient and avoids the need for cumbersome scaffolding.
Applus+ can also provide specialist complementary services such as rigging, fabric maintenance and NDT inspections via rope access.

Applus+ RTD developed the HEX system following a request from a client to provide an alternative access solution for the internal inspection and maintenance of a sphere (spherical gas tank). The Milos truss system was developed in house with consultation provided by Milos themselves (the manufacturer of the truss equipment).

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