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Height Specialists Meets God

Posted in on 07 Dec 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

All buildings need regular maintenance churches included. Technicians at Height Specialists made sure this special place was safely accessible....Read more ›

Amec Forster Wheeler Helping With Third Runway

Posted in on 07 Dec 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Amec Foster Wheeler recently announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Heathrow Airport Limited to help secure permission for the building of a third runway....Read more ›

ARCH Passes With Flying Colours

Posted in on 01 Dec 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

ARCH had a very successful annual audit by Achilles on 11 November 2016....Read more ›

Global Power Station Chimney Services Contract Awarded To Zenith

Posted in on 30 Nov 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Zenith were extremely pleased to announce that they have been awarded a global power station chimney services contract by one of the world’s leading power companies....Read more ›

Industrial Services Contract Awarded to Wood Group By Shell

Posted in on 30 Nov 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

A new three year contract with Shell has been awarded to Wood Group. The contract is to deliver industrial services to the St Fergus gas processing plant plant is in Aberdeenshire and the Mossmorran gas processing plant ...Read more ›

35-year-old Willemsbrug Given Renovation by Venko

Posted in on 24 Nov 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Venko will begin work early next year with the paint works on the bridge. Venko have been awarded this extensive contract following a competitive tender procedure of the Rotterdam municipality....Read more ›

Safety ensured by Abfad’s Rope Rescue

Posted in on 24 Nov 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Abfad's rope access and safety teams are constantly in action all over the UK. Carrying out emergency rescue and safety cover for employee's working in confined spaces or working at height in a number of different indust...Read more ›

Four Thousand Meters of Safety for Abacus

Posted in on 07 Nov 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Abcas were employed by North Devon Council to undertake a full slope stabilisation project in Ilfracombe harbour as part of a redevelopment scheme providing new fishing stores below the slope....Read more ›

Multi-Year Contract on Hibernia in Canada Wood Group Awarded

Posted in on 03 Nov 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Wood Group have recently won a five year contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services to the Hibernia platform, offshore Newfoundland, from Hibernia Management and Development Compa...Read more ›

AIS Builds Training Centre In Aberdeen

Posted in on 01 Nov 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

AIS are ecstatic to announce the expansion of their new business in Aberdeen, with the opening of a new 16,000 sq. ft. training centre in Kingshill Commercial Park, pipped to be one of the most up to date and modern trai...Read more ›

Abfad’s Cleans Paddington Station

Posted in on 27 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Paddington train station roof, has been given a clean bill of health, thanks to ADfab's rope access team....Read more ›

Hightec announces new lightweight pulley.

Posted in on 26 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Heightec were ecstatic to announce the release of their brand new lifting and lowering pully, the Tornado which is to be used in every aspect of work at height and also as a vital piece of rescue equipment within the bus...Read more ›

Safecontractor accreditation given to Access North Structures

Posted in on 26 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Access North Structures have announce that their commitment to health and safety has been recognised with the award of Safecontractor accreditation....Read more ›

TRAC awarded contract with Plant Integrity Management

Posted in on 26 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd have been awarded a new five-year contract with Plant Integrity Management Ltd (PIM)....Read more ›


Posted in on 26 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

DMM will be participating in this year’s 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell (24HHH)....Read more ›

UAV Helping CAN Reach New Heights

Posted in on 19 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

With headquarters situated in Aberdeen CAN Group has heightened its inspection engineering service portfolio after introducing a specifically built (UAV) system, CANdrone, to make inspections of resources on and off land...Read more ›

Specialist Access Services At Great Height In Brussels

Posted in on 19 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Rigmar was recently given a contract by BAM Alliance to give specialist access services at NNHQ in Brussels....Read more ›


Posted in on 19 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

The painting and blasting AV Offshore sector have agreed a contract with ASTICAN to allow engagement in multiple rope access work with rope access Techniques in the drillship OCEAN BLACK LION. The extraordinary new rig ...Read more ›

Bilfinger Short Listed at Oil and Gas UK Awards

Posted in on 19 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Bilfinger Salamis UK announced recently that they have been short listed as a potential winner in two categories at the 2016 Oil and Gas UK awards. ...Read more ›

3sun Acquires Rope Access Company

Posted in on 18 Oct 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

3sun Group, has acquired AID Industrial; specialist PPE providers and experts in Industrial Rope Access, Work at Height and Global Wind Organisation safety courses....Read more ›

Hornsea Project 2 given green light

Posted in on 16 Aug 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

DONG Energy has today (16 August) welcomed the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy to grant development consent for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast....Read more ›

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New Technical Safety Helmet from Heightec

Posted in heightec, working at height, DUON helmet, global offshore wind, height safety centre
on 10 Sep 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

Height safety specialists, heightec, have recently launched the DUON - the first and only helmet meeting all of the technical requirements for working at height and confi...Read more ›

ABFAD Magnet Systems in Play

Posted in ABFAD, Scroby Sands Wind Farm, wind turbines, offshore wind industry
on 10 Sep 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

Rope access specialists, ABFAD, recently completed a work assignment for EON at Scroby Sands wind farm. Scroby Sands, the UK's first commercial wind farm, was suffering f...Read more ›

Wind Farm Specialists Arrive in Grimsby

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on 25 Aug 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

Offshore Painting Services, a specialist in rope access wind turbine blade repairs and coatings has arrived in the Port of Grimsby, five years after establishing the comp...Read more ›

3Sun Group Acquires AID Industrial

Posted in 3sun Group, AID Industrial, subsea service provider, PPE services, working at height, Rope Access
on 25 Aug 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

Aberdeen-based topside and subsea service provider, 3sun Group, recently announced its acquisition of AID Industrial, a specialist PPE provider and expert in industrial r...Read more ›

AIRA Demonstrate Value of Rope Access

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on 25 Aug 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

One of Australia's longest running industrial rope access firms, AIRA (Australian Industrial Rope Access), has been offering quality services to its clients for over 18 y...Read more ›

Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence Opens

Posted in working at height, wind power, wind turbines, offshore training
on 31 Jul 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

AIS's new £1m offshore training village in North Shields, UK, has been launched to provide then necessary skills for workers in the fast growing wind industry and will ha...Read more ›

4 Star success for Vertex

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on 19 Jun 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

South Yorkshire, rope access specialists Vertex Rope Access, are now fully RISQS accredited having passed there recent audit. With the highest rating of 4 out of 4 stars,...Read more ›

Trio of good news for Ropax in 2015

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on 18 Jun 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

The full service company with office in Cumbria and Manchester has experienced several fundamental positive changes for 2015....Read more ›

REEL awared first contract from new client Ceona Chartering (UK) Limit

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REEL awared first contract from new client Ceona Chartering...Read more ›

CAN Group wins the International Safety Award from the British Safety

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on 15 Jun 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

This award recognises CAN Group's continuous efforts ensuring workplace safety and demonstrates its strong health and safety performance as safety remains its number one ...Read more ›

Bilfinger Salamis UK secures contracts worth over £100m

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on 15 Jun 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

Energy services giant Bilfinger Salamis UK, part of the world renowned Bilfinger Group secured the new business with a combined total value of over £100million at the sta...Read more ›

Safe-Tec EN-Forcer is now available for pre-order

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on 11 Jun 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

The EN-Forcer developed by Safe-Tec and distributed by Australian, rope access specialists 5th Point is all stainless (except positioning cord), with an anti squeeze side...Read more ›

Eneco completes wind farm installation

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on 09 Jun 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

Dutch energy company Eneco has completed the installation of all 43 MHI Vestas V112 3MW turbines at the 129MW Luchterduinen offshore wind farm....Read more ›

Vertex Access helps Cinimod gain award for Best Special Project

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on 12 May 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

Commissioned by Caviar House and Prunier to create a piece which raised the profile of the Seafood Bar, Cinimod delivered and created the spectacular eye-catching landmar...Read more ›

New Senior apppointments at Rigmar

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on 12 May 2015 | 0 Comment(s)

FR Momentum agreed a multi-million pound investment deal late last year, which allowed for the acquisition of Interocean Marine Services, creating The Rigmar Group....Read more ›

Rigmar signs multimillion-pound investment deal with First Reserve Mom

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Leading international oil and gas services firm, Rigmar has signed a multimillion-pound investment deal with First Reserve Momentum LP, which has enabled the acquisition ...Read more ›

3sun welcome new commercial director

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3sun Group, a professional supplier of products and services towards the global energy industry, has appointed Dene Heywood as commercial director....Read more ›

Chance to Climb Wind Turbine is Good Marketing

Posted in Rope Access, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, green power, renewable energy, wind turbine tour
on 01 Oct 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

It was an impressive view: Gloucester Harbour and Route 128 laid out below as on a map; the Boston skyline and the blue Atlantic horizon stretching as far as the eye coul...Read more ›

GEV Offshore to Recruit 150 for New HQ

Posted in Rope Access, GEV Offshore, GEV Wind Power, rope access technicians, wind turbine blade maintenance
on 17 Sep 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

In an effort to become Europe's largest wind turbine blade maintenance firm, GEV Offshore is establishing its new international headquarters in East Yorkshire and recruit...Read more ›

Breakthrough Coating Technology for Offshore Structures

Posted in Rope Access, rope access technicians, Sherwin Williams, Marine Coatings, offshore oil and gas
on 01 Sep 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Challenges faced by rope access technicians in the oil and gas offshore maintenance sector are being overcome following a breakthrough in technology. Acrolon 1850 is a no...Read more ›

Heightec Shortlisted for Design Award

Posted in Rope Access, Heightec Group, Quantum backup device, Design Week awards, Product design industrial
on 01 Aug 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The Quantum D26, the rope access backup device from the Heightec Group, was shortlisted in last month's Design Week Awards for Best Product Design (Industrial). The Desig...Read more ›

DMM's New Backpack Range

Posted in Rope Access, DMM International, recreational climbing, mountaineering
on 01 Jul 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Llanberis rope access equipment manufacturer, DMM International, has launched a new range of backpacks and duffel bags to meet travel needs and for use 'at the crag'....Read more ›

Rigmar Expands Across Strategic Locations

Posted in Rope Access, Rigmar Group, rig repair industries
on 01 Jul 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Following substantial success and a number of significant contract wins, asset support and rope access company, Rigmar has announced a multi-million expansion plan across...Read more ›

ISC Introduces KL321 Offset Oval Karabiner

Posted in Rope Access, rope rescue, oval karabiner, ISC Wales
on 01 Jul 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

ISC Wales has introduced a new KL321 Offset Oval Karabiner with Keylock Nose to its collection of quality rope access equipment....Read more ›

JC International LiftEx 2014 Platinum Sponsor

Posted in Rope Access, JC International, rope access solutions, LiftEx 2014
on 01 Jul 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

JC International Ltd enjoyed a high profile as Platinum Sponsor at this month's LiftEx event in London's ExCel Arena....Read more ›

Applus RTD Delivers NDT Service

Posted in Rope Access, Applus RTD, NDT technology, welding process, horizontal and vertical welds
on 24 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

This month has seen integrity technology service company and rope access giant, Applus RTD, unveil the latest inspection technology in its NDT range. The Applus RTD Raysc...Read more ›

GEV Offshore Turns Up the Power

Posted in Rope Access, GEV Offshore, wind farms, GEV Wind Power, rope access technicians
on 24 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

GEV Offshore is set to become Europe’s largest provider of wind turbine blade maintenance services after seeing a 4-fold increase in demand. The offshore rope access comp...Read more ›

Debris Flow Barriers Installed

Posted in Rope Access, Geo-Rope Ltd, debris flow barriers, geotechnical contractor, Rest and Be Thankful pass
on 24 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Geo-Rope Ltd has begun installation of an extensive network of debris flow barriers at the Rest and Be Thankful pass in Argyll which carries the busy A83 trunk road betwe...Read more ›

Father and Son Double Achievement

Posted in Rope Access, Pendrich Height Services, rope access company, protection against lightning
on 24 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Midlothian-based, rope access firm, Pendrich Height Services Ltd has recently announced a remarkable father and son double. Mr. Robert Jenkins and Mr. Robert Jenkins Jnr ...Read more ›

Petzl Updates the ASAP

Posted in Rope Access, Petzl, Petzl ASAP, ASAP Lock, rope access engineers, wind turbine
on 18 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

In 2012, Petzl announced that its marquee product, the Shunt, was no longer suitable as a rope access back-up device and in doing so, created a market opportunity for the...Read more ›

Grand Canyon Skywalk gets a Brush Up

Posted in Rope Access, rope access crew, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Michael Duran
on 18 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The Grand Canyon Skywalk, which hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world visit annually, gets cleaned four times a year. In order to brush up the glass und...Read more ›

CAN Group secures £200m North Sea Contract

Posted in Rope Access, rope access techniques, CAN Group, ConocoPhillip, ENGTEQ, North Sea contract, asset integrity service
on 18 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

CAN Group has won two new North Sea contract renewals worth £200m following a competitive re-tendering process. The Aberdeen-based engineering firm said the new 5-year de...Read more ›

Lyon to Run Emergency Services Technical Symposium

Posted in Rope Access, Lyon Work and Rescue, Treepartner, arboricultural environment, work at height, cutting tools at height
on 18 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Following on from the recent announcement of its collaboration with Treepartner, Lyon Work and Rescue is inviting technical rescue specialists to join a 2-day technical s...Read more ›

3sun Group Gains Full IRATA Membership

Posted in Rope Access, 3sun Group, full IRATA membership, IRATA award, Siemens turbines, wind turbine installation
on 10 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

At the end of May, specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry 3sun Group, was awarded full operator membership to IRATA, thereby certifyin...Read more ›

Beacon Offshore Forges Forward

Posted in Beacon Offshore, Rope Access, Seamico Securities, Beacon Surveyor, IRATA
on 10 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

At the end of May, Beacon Offshore announced a significant capital increase through a recent rights-issue and welcomed Seamico Securities Plc to its board of directors. S...Read more ›

AV Offshore Secures Drillship Work

Posted in Rope Access, Jack Ryan Drillship, TRANSOCEAN, oil and gas industry, offshore industry
on 10 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

AV Offshore has agreed a new project from giant oil company TRANSOCEAN to perform rope access on one of its drilling vessels: TRANSOCEAN’s GSF Jack Ryan is a 10,000 foot ...Read more ›

Rescuers Finally Reach German Cave Researcher

Posted in Rope Access, rope access teams, cave researcher, cave rescue, German Alps
on 10 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

A 52-year-old experienced cave researcher stuck deep inside a cave in the German Alps was finally reached by rescue teams after he was hurt by falling rocks. The rescue e...Read more ›

Zenith Carries Out Major Works on Historic Coastal Path

Posted in Rope Access, Zenith structures, Gobbins Path, rope access techniques, Mark Hamilton Zenith, Scott Smith Zenith, offshore energy projects
on 02 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Midlothian structural access and repair specialist Zenith currently has its IRATA rope access technicians engaged on a high-profile, five month project in Northern Irelan...Read more ›

Scottish Rope Access Team Awarded

Posted in Rope Access, CAN Group, British Safety Council, safety award
on 02 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The Aberdeen-based CAN Group has been awarded with two prestigious international industry awards by the British Safety Council for its efforts in ensuring workplace safet...Read more ›

Zoo’s Highest Point in Place

Posted in Rope Access, Royal Wagenborg, Volker Wessels, Emmen Zoo, rope access teams, tallest wind turbine
on 02 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Royal Wagenborg announced this month they had installed the highest point in the on-going construction of Emmen zoo in The Netherlands. Awarded the project by main contra...Read more ›

Courses for Industry Enterprises held at Gridin's ITC

Posted in Rope Access, Gridins Group, rope access techniques, oil and gas industry, high-rise skills, IRATA, Lithuanian Industry
on 02 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

This month, Gridin’s Group held a "Safe Work at Height” seminar for national Lithuanian industrial companies at its International Training Center (ITC) in Klaipeda. The i...Read more ›

Employers Urged to be Vigilant with Young Seasonal Workers

Posted in Rope Access, health and safety authority, working at height, PPE, young inexperienced workers, seasonal workers
on 02 Jun 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

With the summer holidays now in full swing for thousands of UK students, the Health and Safety Authority has urged employers to be extra vigilant when it comes to taking ...Read more ›

Good Things Come in Threes for Ropax

Posted in Rope Access, Ropax, BAE Systems, SN-Group, nuclear submarine programme
on 30 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Spring 2014 has proved to be a positive quarter for Cumbria-based, rope access solutions company, Ropax. The company has recently experienced several fundamental changes,...Read more ›

Cape Plc Featured in HSME Magazine

Posted in HSME magazine, Cape plc, Rope Access, working at height, Anthony Dimeck, personal protective equipment
on 30 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

A new, working at height article written by Cape plc’s HSEQ Director (Middle East), Anthony Dimeck, has featured in the May/June edition of HSME (Health and Safety Middle...Read more ›

Bilfinger Salamis to Assist Murchison Decommissioning

Posted in Rope Access, access solutions, Bilfinger Salamis, Aker Solutions, Murchison Platform, decommissioning
on 30 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Industrial services contractor and access solutions provider, Bilfinger Salamis, has been awarded a significant contract for the supply of the fabric maintenance support ...Read more ›

Muehlhan Set for Growth

Posted in Rope Access, Muehlhan Surface Protection, alternative access technologies, rope access company
on 30 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Britain’s leading marine surface protection company is planning further expansion from its base in Aberdeen after securing new banking facilities from Clydesdale Bank. Th...Read more ›

TRAC and WGK Joining Forces Down Under

Posted in Rope Access, TRAC oil & gas, Wood Group Kenny, renewable energy
on 30 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

TRAC Oil & Gas Pty Ltd (TRAC) and Wood Group Kenny Pty Ltd (WGK) have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of integrated integrity manageme...Read more ›

Network Rail Appoints XEIAD as Examination Supplier

Posted in Rope Access, Network Rail, XEIAD, difficult access, IRATA standards, tunnel shaft inspections
on 20 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Network Rail has now appointed XEIAD as a preferred supplier for the provision of specialist civil engineering examinations requiring specialist access skills and compete...Read more ›

Dron & Dickson Secures Electrical Equipment Contract

Posted in Rope Access, Dron & Dickson, Rowan Drilling, IRATA qualified, rope access technicians
on 20 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Stirling-based specialists in design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, Dron & Dickson, has secured a new two-year contract with Rowan Drilli...Read more ›

Decom Offshore 2014 Points to Opportunity

Posted in Rope Access, UKCS, Decom 2014, decommissioning, Decom North Sea, oil & gas
on 20 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

A projected spend of over £40bn on decommissioning across the next 25 years in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) alone represents a significant potential for job creation a...Read more ›

Effective Offshore to deliver Rigger Competence

Posted in Rope Access, rigger competence, offshore exploration, oil & gas, irata training, rope access training, Effective Offshore
on 20 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Effective Offshore has recently announced it can offer full training for Rigger Competence, levels 3 and 4. Effective Offshore is the only centre in Ireland able to deliv...Read more ›

Access North Building for the Future

Posted in working at height, Rope Access, maintaining wind turbines, ETFE Eye, Access North
on 12 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Yorkshire-based, working at height specialists, Access North Structures, is looking at an even brighter future having recently secured guidance and funding to take the bu...Read more ›

SGS India Servicing Thermal Power

Posted in SGS Industrial Services, Rope Access, Tamil Nadu Power Company, thermal power project, IL&FS, NDT
on 12 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) has awarded SGS Industrial Services a contract to provide quality assurance and quality control services to th...Read more ›

Total Access Perform in Leicester

Posted in total access, Leicester Performing Arts, MEWP, Rope Access, rope access techniques, access solution
on 06 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Under instruction from their client, Hands Clients Ltd., Staffordshire-based Total Access (UK) has recently completed a £15,000 project on the Leicester Performing Arts T...Read more ›

ISC Trolley to Feature at New Zipworld Site

Posted in Rope Access, descender products, ZipWorld, IRATA training, SOFEX, working at height
on 06 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The ISC Rope Access range of quality descender products continues to expand and gain momentum, with more products due for release across 2014. Last month the company conf...Read more ›

Neptune Secures Ichthys Project

Posted in Rope Access, Ichthys LNG Project, Neptune Marine Services, ROV fleet, subsea contractor
on 06 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

It’s turning out to be a good year for Perth-based integrated solutions provider, Neptune Marine Services Ltd. In April, the company announced it was awarded a Survey and...Read more ›

AV Offshore Announces Impressive Safety Record

Posted in AV Offshore, Rope Access, IRATA accredited, NDT
on 06 May 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

With its head office strategically placed for the offshore industry in the Canary Islands – positioned favourably within the key African, American and European shipping r...Read more ›

IRATA Bulletins Re-focus on Safety

Posted in IRATA safety bulletin, strains at work, rope systems check, bristle blasting, rope access harness
on 22 Apr 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The Industrial Rope Access Training Association (IRATA) has issued a flurry of Safety Bulletins this month which highlight the need for continued vigilance on site safety...Read more ›

Q Avalon gets Meydan ready for Dubai Race

Posted in Rope Access, Q Avalon, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai World Cup, rope access techniques
on 22 Apr 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Q Avalon has been retained by Meydan Racecourse to deliver LED light rectification works on the crescent section of the racecourse grandstand in readiness for this month’...Read more ›


Posted in Rope Access, CLEANCO, IRATA members, rope access cleaning
on 02 Apr 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

UAE's premier industrial and commercial cleaning company, CLEANCO, joined the ranks of IRATA members in March, signaling the company’s intent to further enhance its reput...Read more ›

3sun Secures £10M Investment from BGF

Posted in Rope Access, 3sun Group, Business Growth Fund, BGF, rope access training, offshore wind market, offshore oil and gas
on 01 Apr 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The Business Growth Fund (BGF), the independent organisation set up to support Britain’s growing businesses, has announced a £10M investment package for 3sun Group, a spe...Read more ›

Arup Prime Consultant for Cancer Centre

Posted in Rope Access, Arup, Calgary Cancer Centre, geotechnical service
on 01 Apr 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Independent technical specialist team and design engineers, Arup, has been chosen to provide full multi-disciplinary technical advisory services to the Government of Albe...Read more ›

Arun gives Brighton Cliffs Two-Week Makeover

Posted in Arun Construction Services, Rope Access, Brighton Cliffs, rope access team
on 01 Apr 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Brighton-based Arun Construction Services, was entrusted with the task of clearing loose chalk from the netting that covers the face of the town’s popular cliffs. Another...Read more ›

AIS Testing Offshore Worker Competency

Posted in Rope Access, Advanced Industrial Solutions, AIS, Banksman slinger, offshore platform, OPITO
on 01 Apr 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

From its state-of-the-art offshore training complex in the North-East of England, AIS Training is boosting safety by reassuring offshore workers and employers of their sk...Read more ›

CRAS Installs Mountain Sensors

Posted in Rope Access, IRATA-certified, CRAS, alpine specialists, prism sensors
on 28 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Canadian Rope Access Specialists (CRAS) Inc. has again demonstrated its flair for high-risk projects last month after completing the installation of a land-movement monit...Read more ›

Warning over Petzl Rope Clamps

Posted in Rope Access, petzl rope clamp, Petzl, rivet head, CROLL clamps
on 28 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Following incidents of failure of the rivet head on two Petzl CROLL rope clamps recently, the company has issued an advice statement on its website alerting all organisat...Read more ›

ABSEN and CAPE Go Forward Together

Posted in Rope Access, cape industrial services, Absen rope access specialists, IRATA approved
on 14 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Absen Rope Access Specialists Ltd. has recently announced they have been approved as the training provider for Cape Industrial Services plc. The established IRATA-approve...Read more ›

Vertex Boss Advocates Smarter Working

Posted in Rope Access, Vertex Rope Access, IRATA trained, rope access specialists
on 14 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Managing Director of Vertex Rope Access, Peter Walker, has indicated his company’s approach to smarter marketing in a recent interview. Talking in The Guardian newspaper ...Read more ›

DSL Drilling for Success

Posted in Rope Access, DSL, Derrick services, Noble Discoverer, drilling structures
on 14 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Leading drilling structure specialist, Derrick Services (UK) Ltd. (DSL), has been awarded the contract to upgrade, refurbish and recertify two platform drilling derricks ...Read more ›

AusGroup Wins Worsley Scaffolding Contract

Posted in MAS Australasia, AusGroup Ltd, BHP Billiton, Rope Access, scaffold design service, scaffolding material
on 13 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

At the end of January 2014, MAS Australasia announced it had secured a two year contract for the scaffolding and maintenance services at BHP Billiton’s Worsley Alumina re...Read more ›

Oceaneering offers NASA Opportunity

Posted in Oceaneering, NASA NBL, Rope Access, subsea expertise, Neutral Buoyancy Lab
on 13 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Global provider of engineered services and products to the offshore oil and gas industry, Oceaneering, has negotiated a deal which offers the industry the opportunity to ...Read more ›

Lyon Offers New Initiatives For 2014

Posted in Rope Access, Lyon Equipment, rope rescue teams, work at height
on 10 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

2013 proved a busy year for the Cumbrian-based Training Company, Lyon Equipment. Lyon’s reputation as the definitive training and assessment centre for work at height and...Read more ›

International Collaboration the Theme as AOG Opens

Posted in non-destructive testing, AOG, industry collaboration, oil & gas conference, oil and gas supply
on 10 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

As the Australasian Oil & Gas Conference (AOG) opens today at the Perth Convention Centre, the role industry collaboration plays in helping to secure Australia's position...Read more ›

PRA Signs MOU in Nigeria

Posted in Rope Access, IRATA training, Blisston, PRA, Protection Rigging Access
on 10 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Protection Rigging Access Services (PRA) has created a joint venture with Nigerian-based offshore safety training and emergency response company, Blisston, for IRATA Trai...Read more ›

Marlow Ropes Awards Windsurfing Star

Posted in Rope Access, Marlow Ropes, British Sailing Team, Kieran Martin, Rope technology
on 10 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The latest winner of the British Sailing Team’s Marlow Ropes Award is the young windsurfer, Kieran Martin. The award provides Martin with a year’s supply of free rope as ...Read more ›

Petzl Rope Access Challenges Dates Confirmed

Posted in Rope Access, rope access team, petzl rope trip, rope access challenge
on 10 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

This year’s Petzl Rope Trip is heading to the Swedish town of Uppsala and the confirmed dates are from May 29 to 31, 2014. The rope access challenge has been designed wit...Read more ›

Linjebygg Offshore under new Ownership

Posted in LBO, Linjebygg Offshore, Cinven, Montecin, Norwegian oil and gas
on 10 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The Istad Group, headquartered in Molde, Norway, has announced a deal to sell all shares in its subsidiary business Linjebygg Offshore (LBO) to the French-owned operator,...Read more ›

Construction Accidents Fall 17% in Last Quarter

Posted in Rope Access, BSG, construction industry accidents, thematic site inspections
on 10 Mar 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The Building Safety Group announced last month that the total number of accidents across the construction industry declined by 17% in the last quarter. Figures from 1 Nov...Read more ›

Outreach Rescue to deliver FPOS Award

Posted in Rope Access, FPOS award, Outreach Rescue, outdoors training
on 18 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Outreach Rescue announced at the end of 2013 that it has been accredited by Edexcel/Pearson to deliver the First Person on Scene (FPOS) award alongside its Casualty Manag...Read more ›

Semco to Upgrade John Shaw Rig

Posted in Rope Access, Semco Maritime, Esbjerg quay, North Sea, offshore rig, John Shaw Rig
on 18 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The spring of 2014 will see Danish project engineering firm, Semco Maritime, commence its upgrade of the giant, semi-submersible drilling rig, John Shaw....Read more ›

SpanSet adds Wind Turbine Simulators

Posted in Rope Access, SpanSet, Wind Turbine Simulator, height safety, fall protection systems
on 14 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Cheshire-based company, SpanSet is probably best known for its development of personal safety equipment (PSE) for fall protection systems; most notably its quality, high-...Read more ›

Heightec Unveils New Rope Access Technology

Posted in Rope Access, two-person rescue, rope access engineers, rope damage, working at height, heightec
on 14 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Specialist height safety brand, heightec, is at the forefront of major developments in equipment and technology for the rope access industry. The UK company under-pinned ...Read more ›

Guidance Update to help Height Workers

Posted in work at height, reform on regulations, DWP, IOSH, Rope Access, rope access engineers
on 12 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The government’s long-term economic strategy to improve outmoded and over-burdensome regulations was reinforced at end of January with the publication of the Department o...Read more ›

TRAKS Training moves on from the Shunt

Posted in Rope Access, TRAKS training, Petzl, fall arrest device, irata training
on 12 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The announcement from Petzl in 2012, withdrawing its support for the use of the Shunt as a rope access back-up device while towed by a cord, proved problematic for a numb...Read more ›

Rope Safety at the BBC

Posted in Rope Access, rope access techniques, BBC, BBC requirements, working at height
on 11 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

For an organisation like the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - which is under constant public scrutiny - the issues of rope access and improved practices when work...Read more ›

Axiom Secure Forth Replacement Crossing Tests

Posted in Forth Replacement Crossing, Forth Road Bridge, rope access specialists, Rope Access
on 07 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

The provision of Visual Inspection and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of welding on the viaduct steelwork for the Forth Replacement Crossing has been secured by Axiom NDT....Read more ›

TRAC keeps the Lights On

Posted in Rope Access, TRAC team, Northern Lighthouse Board, Muckle Flugga lighthouse
on 07 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

North Lanarkshire rope access specialists TEAM TRAC, has built a solid reputation in building fabric maintenance and management and expert provision of technical, multi-d...Read more ›

WEB Deck System Spun over Irish Sea

Posted in wire cable rigging, WEB RSL, Centrica, WEB Deck system
on 06 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Following maintenance teams’ successful deployment of the new WEB Deck scaffolding system in the East Irish Sea for the first time in June 2013, developers of the innovat...Read more ›

ActSafe Ascender performs in Volvo Trucks TVC

Posted in Rope Access, rope ascender, access to heights
on 05 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

ActSafe’s revolutionary, battery-powered rope ascender, ACC II has been the unseen star in the making of a recent Volvo trucks television commercial. The advert, entitled...Read more ›

Servtech’s African Milestone

Posted in Servtech, Rope Access, Tombua-Landana, IRATA trained, work at height
on 04 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Situated 80km off the coast of Angola in West Africa, the Tombua-Landana compliant piled tower is one of the largest offshore structures built. The platform alone weighs ...Read more ›

HSE Report to Limit Fatalities

Posted in safe work practices, Rope Access, HSE report, construction industries
on 04 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

In August 2013, the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) commissioned the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) to conduct an investigation into the use of access equipment an...Read more ›

Dron & Dickson make The Sunday Times International Track 200

Posted in Rope Access, inaccessible environments
on 03 Feb 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Dron & Dickson has become only the 12th Scottish company to be included in the prestigious Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table. This achievement acknow...Read more ›

Bilfinger IS extends Innospec Contract

Posted in Rope Access, scaffold design
on 31 Jan 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Leading supplier to the UK Process, Petrochemical and Power sector, Bilfinger Industrial Services, has announced a two year extension to its maintenance contract with Inn...Read more ›

XEIAD completes M11 Viaduct Inspection Program

Posted in Rope Access, difficult access consulting, rope access skills
on 31 Jan 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

At the end of 2013, engineering consultants XEIAD (formerly Bridgezone Ltd) successfully completed the special bearing inspections of three viaducts situated at junction ...Read more ›

Scots firm Geckotech blown away by renewables contract

Posted in geckotech solutions, wind, renewable energy
on 29 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

A £225,000 funding package from the Clydesdale Bank has finally paid off for Scottish rope access company Geckotech Solutions Ltd after they bagged a large contract with ...Read more ›

Skylotec Turbine Harness Sets the Pace

Posted in Turbine Harness, Skylotec, Rescue PRO 2
on 25 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Collaboration between German equipment specialists, Skylotec, Siemens Wind Power experts and leading Rope Access Association members – including IRATA and FISAT – has spa...Read more ›

New ASAP demo with Aid Access

Posted in
on 25 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

We can now officially confirm those rumours that Petzl have been working on a new back up device for the work at height market; and we are pleased to invite you to one of...Read more ›

Safety Success at ESSO Fawley Refinery for DSL

Posted in ESSO, Deborah Services Ltd, Rope Access
on 24 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Deborah Services Ltd Industrial Services Division has recently reached the significant industry milestone of two years without a ‘Worse than First Aid injury’ during its ...Read more ›

Total Access on a roller-coaster of a mission

Posted in total access, thorpe park
on 23 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

The sheer drops and high speed turns surely make roller-coasters terrifying enough. But these two engineers took adrenalin rush to a whole new level when they were spotte...Read more ›

Cape win awards at CIPD

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Cape plc, the international provider of essential industrial services to the energy and natural resources sectors, is pleased to announce that it has been recognised by t...Read more ›

AIRA install world's largest Christmas Tree

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Each year, Sydney families flock in droves to the stunning, visual treat that is the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) Swarovski Christmas Tree: the tallest indoor festive tr...Read more ›

Butlin’s Skyline Pavilion with Access North

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Visitors to Butlin’s resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead or Skegness will find the dramatic Skyline Pavilion at the centre of each location. These impressive structures are...Read more ›

Venko's Platform for Success

Posted in fabric maintenace, shell, blasting
on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

In May of this year, the Venko Group completed the full fabric maintenance work on the Shell/NAM L13FE1 platform and is the fourth platform to be completed across the pro...Read more ›

Worlds Biggest Offshore Windfarm at full capacity

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

With the commissioning of the 175th and final turbine on the 6th April, 2013, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array, is now at full capacity. Situated ...Read more ›

Zenith celebrates 10 years

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Since its inception back in 2003, structural access specialists, Zenith SAS Ltd., have enjoyed 10 years of exceptional commercial growth. It’s a milestone worthy of celeb...Read more ›

Ropeworks and Angry Birds

Posted in ropeworks, andry birds
on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

In March last year, Seattle’s iconic landmark, the Space Needle was turned into a giant Angry Birds-themed slingshot to promote the release of a new space version of the ...Read more ›

3sun shines bright

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

The UK's 3sun Group has been granted probationary membership of the International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA)....Read more ›

Geckotech cruise in with new win

Posted in
on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Geckotech Solutions win bid to repair HMS Belfast Geckotech are delighted to announce their successful tender to carry out repairs on HMS Belfast in London after being ch...Read more ›

AquaTerra Solutions Ltd Secures Significant Restricted Access Work

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Leading Rope Access Specialists, AquaTerra Solutions Ltd, has been awarded a multimillion pound three year contract for its specialist access services in Leg Intervention...Read more ›

BBC world tallest window cleaners

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

A snapshot of 'a day in the life of a ropetec'...Read more ›

Where falcons dare

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

When authorities in Cape Town, South Africa decided to demolish the city’s prominent Athlone cooling towers, there was increased local concern about the well-being of a p...Read more ›

Millennium Bridge closed for inspection

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

On 22nd October 2012, just over ten years since it opened to the public on the third attempt after efforts to cure the famous 'wobble' finally proved successful, London’s...Read more ›

Worlds Biggest Offshore Windfarm at full capacity

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on 22 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Worlds Biggest Offshore Windfarm at full capacity...Read more ›

Talon NDT open new training centre in Edinburgh

Posted in irata, ropes, training
on 21 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Talon NDT the Aberdeen based rope access and training company have opened a new training facility in Edinburgh...Read more ›

Span Access Receives IRATA Accreditation

Posted in irata
on 20 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

New rope access company Span Access have been awarded the IRATA training membership...Read more ›

Applus RTD appoints new training manager

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on 02 Oct 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Applus Training RTD in Fife have appointed Peter Rhodes as the new training manager....Read more ›

Bridging the gap between innovation and safety

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on 08 Jan 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Geckotech Solutions Ltd is delighted to announce the renewal of the company’s contract to supply bridge-wide industrial rope access services to the Forth Rail Bridge Main...Read more ›

Geckotech gains OHSAS 18001 accreditation showing our continued commit

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on 08 Jan 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Geckotech Solutions Ltd has successfully gained OHSAS 18001 certification showing our continued commitment to the health and safety of all operatives and those who may be...Read more ›

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