INDUSTRIAL ROPE ACCESS
URBAN XTREME (Singapore) Operatives & Specialists are trained and competent to undertake and coordinate
Emergency Rescue Operations at a moments notice.
Inspection/Testing of Structures
Maintenance and Repair
Cleaning and Painting
Facilities Management Building Services
Safety Catch Net System (Man/ Debris)
Safely Lifeline & Fall Arrest Systems (*see Engineered Solutions)
Events & Film
IRATA / IATRAS Rope Access System is a safe method of working at height where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work place, and to be supported there. The advantage of using rope access methods mainly lies in the safety and speed with which workers can get to or from difficult locations and then carry out their work, often with minimal impact on other operations and the nearby area. Another major benefit is that the combination of the total man-hours and the level of risk for a particular task (man-at-risk hours) is often reduced when compared with other means of access and their associated risks and costs.
The primary objective when using rope access methods is to plan, manage and carry out the work with minimal accidents, incidents or dangerous occurrences, i.e. to ensure a safe system of work is maintained at all times, and with no damage to property or harm to the environment. IRATA / IATRAS has in place a continuously evolving regime of work procedures that members are required to follow and which are monitored for compliance to ensure that a safe system of work is established and maintained. Through these sets of guidelines, URBAN XTREME (Singapore) is set apart.
Like any other method of working at height, the application of rope access should be regarded as a complete system, in which planning, management, competence and suitable equipment should be treated with equal importance, as each is dependent on the others to ensure a safe system of work.
This Code of Practice gives recommendations and guidance on the use of rope access methods to provide such a safe system of work. Part 1 sets out fundamental principles and controls. Part 2 expands on Part 1, providingmore detailed guidance. Part 3 is a series of annexes, which give advice on the rope access aspect of associated work practices and information on other relevant topics. Several of these annexes are still under development. Part 4 gives links to relevant national legislation and Part 5 provides a bibliography. The parts should be read in conjunction with each other, but particularly Part 1 with Part 2.
Access provision "can be" or at majority of times "is the" significant proportion of any project’s costs involving difficuly to reach remote areas especially amidst the current architectural trend. Rope Access techniques can replace traditional solutions and provide significant financial and time savings.
Rope systems are quick to install and dismantle, offers better flexibility for scheduling work, and it often allows other trades to continue working. There are seven core areas of work undertaken by URBAN XTREME (Singapore):