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The Top 6 Advantages of Rope Access

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When it comes to working at heights or in hard-to-access areas, there are a number of ways in which construction and maintenance workers can go about it. One of these ways is via rope access.⁣

Rope access involves the use of ropes and harnesses to allow workers to access areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. It is commonly used for external window and facade cleaning, height safety installation, signage installation and removal, and painting and waterproofing.⁣

Rope access is becoming increasingly popular for a multitude of reasons. Read on to find out the top 6 advantages of rope access.⁣


Rope access is much more cost-effective than alternative access methods. As it requires less equipment, labour and time, there are fewer costs required.⁣


All rope access technicians must be IRATA trained in order to complete rope access work within Australia. Because of this compulsory training, there is a much higher safety standard for rope access work.⁣

This not only keeps technicians safe, but also prevents injury to passer-byers as all tools and equipment are secured by rope.⁣

Highly Versatile and Mobile⁣

The use of rope access gives workers more versatility and mobility. As they are not restrained by scaffolding or platforms, they have greater freedom to move around and access all areas.⁣

Ropes and harnesses can also be moved around the building as required with little set-up and pack-up time.⁣


Rope access is also far more subtle than other access methods, such as scaffolding. It is not disruptive to the building or its inhabitants and doesn’t affect the visual appeal of the exterior of the building.⁣


With quick establishment and dismantlement time, rope access is very efficient. Less time spent setting-up and packing-up equipment, allows for more time to work. This means jobs can be done much faster than if they were to be completed via traditional access methods.⁣

Environmentally Friendly⁣

When it comes to access methods, rope access is by far the greenest. It doesn’t require the use of any fuel, oil, or electricity to traverse a building via rope access. ⁣

For all your rope access needs, contact Magic Glass today!⁣