Ropeworks Ltd conducts the maintenance and cleaning of several large buildings and structures throughout New Zealand. Whether this is on industrial sites, in hard-access areas, or in the residential sector on apartment blocks and houses.
In many cases, we can save a company a great deal of money and time. This can also result in the task being conducted with less risk, than when compared with normal vessel inspection methods.
Commonly, vessels are scaffolded out, and inspections are then conducted by workers from that scaffolding. Some of these vessels are very large, and the scaffolding can take many days to erect, by many scaffolders. In this time, the scaffolders are in fall arrest, with slack free-fall arrest methods. Once the inspection has been conducted, the scaffolders then need to dismantle the scaffolder –again, in free-fall arrest methods.
The same inspection conducted in rope access, has workers suspended on twin-rope systems, where a back-up / safety system is employed. The workers are hanging, so can’t generate any fall forces. In this case, only two rope access workers are required. The risk is extremely low, and the lower number of workers, and the redundancy in safety with the twin-rope system.
The financial and safety benefits utilising rope access as the means of conducting this task, weigh heavily in favour of the client.
Ropeworks Ltd are qualified and certified installers of several worldwide recognised height safety systems. The products we offer can be either structurally mounted, or top-fixed to existing or new roofs. We have the ability to put single-point anchors in place, or site-specific designed safety systems.
These safety systems can be vertical or horizontal systems (or both if the case requires it). The systems that we supply and install all meet current legal requirements, and have undergone due-diligence testing by the manufacture.
The systems come in many forms such as solid rail to flexible wire and can be manufactured from a vast range of material such as stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium, or galvanised steel. We work closely with our structural engineers and architects to provide the correct systems.
Ropeworks Ltd has, for a number of years, been employed as third-party high-rope inspectors in the wind industry sector.
This work has taken us, from New Zealand, to Australia, and also into South-East Asia, carrying out:
End of Warranty Farm Inspections;
Ground Scope-Based Inspection Work.
We have also been employed by the asset owners, to install safety systems on turbines, and the supply of turbine rescue equipment.
Another avenue that Ropeworks Ltd has invested in, and expanding on all the time, is the use of drones to substitute the need for a worker to be suspended, or at height, to conduct inspections.
Our drones afford us the ability to access areas, that in the past would have required advanced planning and equipment resources, just for a short inspection.
We carry out all manner or inspection type work, such as:
Structural Steel Inspections;
Coastal Erosion Inspections;
EQC Tasks –Pre or Post Earthquake Inspections;
Planning for Anchor Positioning.
Ropeworks offer a vast array of heights and confined space PPE. We don’t operate on the “you must have because it’s the most expensive”, we offer advice based on experience and look at what the client does for a living.
Costs are discounted and competitive and all equipment is rated and certified and practical for use.