Industrial Rope Access
Industrial Rope Access is an Access method that allows ANY trade to be carried out in difficult or inaccessible areas in a quick and safe manner by dual ticketed technicians (IRATA qualification with either Trade or Profession).
PRA specializes in Industrial Rope Access; which is internationally governed by the Industrial Rope Trade Association (IRATA). To work under the IRATA trade mark, companies must undergo a Quality Assurance Audit for the provision of the services offered. IRATA members were found to have the lowest Lost Time Injuries under a U.K Occupational Health & Safety study www.irata.org
This method can be up to 20 times faster than scaffolding and saves logistical, personnel problems that are hereditary with scaffold. As our technicians are dual qualified, fewer personnel are needed. This in the long run saves large sums of money due to shortened shutdown durations, less accommodation requirements and minimizes transportation costs.
|Erect Access||Grit Blasting||Weld Preparation||Non Destructive Testing||Repairs required from NDT||Dismantle Access|
|Scaffold||950 Man-hours||Comparable||Measured by meters/weld||475 Man-hours|
|Rope Access||12 Man-hours||3 Man-hours|
A + D = (Constant value x Cost of down time for equipment per day)
12 Days (1425 Man-hour) x $10300 per day = $123,600
Total cost for access (A + D)
Scaffold $266,100 ( & scaffold hire) Rope Access $12,000