Working in difficult locations

Rope access has been around for many years now. It’s considered the best method for performing work at height and working in difficult locations. One thing has always remained a constant when it comes to working from a rope, Newton’s third law of motion.

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

This will be familiar to every rope technician who performs work whilst suspended by a rope. Especially work such as blasting and spraying. The force applied by the activity pushes the technician away from the surface.

The usual method to counter this problem is to “tie-in” to the structure. This provides a rudimentary method of keeping the rope worker close to the substrate. Yet, on some structures, this can prove to be difficult, impractical, time-consuming and in some cases impossible.

We’ve come up with a tested and proven solution to this age-old problem. One that gives the rope technician confidence, improving their speed and precision. Providing them with an advantage to productivity.

We’ve developed a Magnetic Positioning Aid for use with rope access. The Positioning Aid allows the technician to lock and anchor themselves into place on any ferrous structure. Counteracting the forces which would push them away.

Constructed from 316L stainless steel. The harsh environments of onshore and offshore rope access will be no problem for the device. It’s also light and robust enough for nearly every need and job. It’s also straightforward and easy to use, requiring no calibration as the magnets are permanently magnetised. The magnets will also remain magnetised for life unless damaged.

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