Access Difficult Areas with Our Trained & Certified Industrial Rope Access Services
Industrial rope access is a proven method of achieving a safe working position at heights or in areas of difficult access. It was initially developed from techniques used for caving to solve the need for a simple, safe, and adaptable means of accessing hard-to-reach locations. Rope access was first used on a large scale for inspections on the oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. When its value as a workable solution was recognized, the technique was adopted for onshore work such as high-rise window and facade cleaning, general maintenance and repair at heights, and geotechnical or inspection work for some of the world's most iconic structures.
Safe & Environmentally Conscious
At Kinyon Construction in Santa Maria, California, our team is trained and certified to provide rope access services both offshore and onshore. We offer years of experience in the field, as well as a record of safety and successful operation. Rope access with Kinyon Construction comes with the following commitments and features:
• Commitment to Safety: An exemplary safety record based on a commitment to thorough training and diligent operational procedures.
• Full Service: A complete service that usually removes the need for the involvement of the majority of other access machinery or work equipment.
• Minimal Environmental Impact: A minimal environmental footprint and the ability to work without disrupting public access or other work nearby.
Rope Access In Operation
In operation, a worker using rope access is suspended from two ropes: a working rope and a back-up safety rope. Both are securely attached with separate anchorage points for each rope. In the unlikely event that the working rope becomes damaged or unusable, the safety rope will prevent a fall. All tools are also securely attached to the technician at all times to prevent accidental dropping. Heavier items are independently suspended.
As an extra safety feature, we require that a minimum of two technicians be on site for mutual surveillance on every job. All technicians receive extensive training that is in line with professional guidelines. Independent assessments are administered to ensure competence. Technicians are also required to undergo re-training every three years. This training includes rescue procedures, even though we have an unrivaled record of safety. Maintaining that record of safety is our top priority, which requires preparation for every possible scenario. All equipment is regularly inspected and well-maintained.