How rock climbing has influenced rope access

How rock climbing has influenced rope access

It doesn’t take an expert to know that rock climbing and rope access are intrinsically linked. A popular transition, many rock climbers have turned their hobby into a career by making the move into rope access. There has been a notable and significant rise in the...

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Is a career in rope access for me?

Teetering on the edge of a tall building, dangling from a rope high up in a city centre or perched on the edge of a cliff. Do these sound like the situations you would like to find yourself in? If so, then a career in rope access could be for you! Sure, it’s not your...

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Customer Case Study: Antenna Installation

Customer Case Study: Antenna Installation

Last summer, Martin Castle Ltd were called upon to install several antenna on a 70m tower. The project was for a new communications system at the Galloper wind farm off the Suffolk coast. It was clear that the company needed the help and expertise of a working at...

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Do you need rope access or scaffolding?

Do you need rope access or scaffolding?

Where working at height is involved, from tall buildings in need of maintenance to the construction of a grandstand and everything in between, there are usually two options: rope access or scaffolding. It’s no secret that rope access is a more cost effective and...

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A brief history of rope access

A brief history of rope access

Ropes have been used for a myriad of purposes for many thousands of years. From the construction of the pyramids to sailing boats, ropes have helped us build extraordinary structures and go about basic maintenance tasks for as long as we can remember. Humans have been...

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Establishing a rope access safety culture

Establishing a rope access safety culture

Nowadays, ‘health and safety’ is everywhere but nowhere is more important than in dangerous working environments. As working at height specialists, we understand the utmost importance of establishing a safety culture in rope access. Any process that involves working...

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What is rope access?

What is rope access?

A popular alternative to the more traditional approaches of scaffolding or cherry pickers, rope access is an efficient solution to working at height situations and offers a whole myriad of advantages. In this post we will provide an overview of rope access, explaining...

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