Newton and Rope Access

Rope access has been around for many years now, generally considered as the best method for performing work at height and in difficult to reach locations. One thing has always remained a constant when it comes to performing work whilst suspended by rope, Newton’s third law of motion, which states:

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”

This is familiar territory to every rope technician who performs work, such as blasting or spraying, whilst suspended by a rope, the force applied by the work activity pushes the technician away from the working surface.

Whilst the usual method to counter this problem is to “tie-in” to the structure to provide a rudimentary method of keeping the rope worker close to their working environment. However on some structures this can prove to be difficult, impractical, time consuming and in some cases impossible.

Abfad have come up with a tested and proven solution to this age old problem, giving the rope technician confidence, improving speed, precision, and providing an overall advantage to productivity. Abfad have developed a Magnetic Positioning Aid which allows the rope access technician to lock and anchor themselves into place on any ferrous structure, counteracting the forces which would normally push them away.

Take a look through the presentation below to find out more.


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