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Solving the Stability Issue for Rope Access

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Rope access has been around for a long time now, but how do we solve the stability issue when applying force whilst working suspended by a rope? Rope access specialists Abfad Limited have come up with the answer to this age old problem.

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Solving the Stability Issue for Rope Access

  1. 1. stability Solving the issue for rope access WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK
  2. 2. ANCIENT EGYPTIANS USED A FORM OF ROPE ACCESS ROPE ACCESS IN THE BEGINNING THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS USED TO LOWER DOWN MEN ON ROPES MADE FROM REED FIBRES TO SUSPEND WORKERS TO PERFORM TASKS AT HEIGHT WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK
  3. 3. ROPE ACCESS HAS BEEN AROUND FOR MANY YEARS ROPE ACCESS IN THE BEGINNING IN THE 1930'S MEN WERE LOWERED DOWN ON A WOODEN PLANK AT THE END OF A ROPE, KNOWN AS A BOSUNS' CHAIR WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK
  4. 4. IN THE NINETEEN SEVENTIES WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK WORKERS used techniques learned from caving to position themselves in difficult to reach locations
  5. 5. THE INDUSTRY QUICKLY MOVED OFFSHORE ROPE ACCESS WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK
  6. 6. (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK LATE 1980'S IRATA formed with the aim of providing a safe working environment for the industry
  7. 7. IRATA WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK RECOGNISED AS THE LEADING AUTHORITY ON INDUSTRIAL ROPE ACCESS WORLDWIDE
  8. 8. IRATA 350MEMBER COMPANIES WORLDWIDE OVER WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK RECOGNISED AS THE LEADING AUTHORITY ON INDUSTRIAL ROPE ACCESS WORLDWIDE
  9. 9. IRATA 74,000ROPE ACCESS TECHNICIANS TRAINED OVER WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK RECOGNISED AS THE LEADING AUTHORITY ON INDUSTRIAL ROPE ACCESS WORLDWIDE
  10. 10. No.1 way of carrying out work on difficult to access structures and locations ROPE ACCESS TECHNIQUES ARE THE WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK
  11. 11. ROPE ACCESS CHOSEN MEANS OF ACCESS IN MANY INDUSTRIES BOTH OFFSHORE AND ONSHORE WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK
  12. 12. BEST SYSTEM FOR COMPLETING WORK QUICKLY, SAFELY AND WITHOUT DISRUPTION WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK ROPE ACCESS
  13. 13. FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK NEWTON'S THIRD LAW OF MOTION
  14. 14. WITNESSED WHEN PERFORMING WORK SUSPENDED BY A ROPE WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK NEWTON'S THIRD LAW OF MOTION THE FORCE APPLIED PUSHES THE TECHNICIAN AWAY FROM THE WORKING SURFACE
  15. 15. THE USUAL METHOD OF SUPPORT IS TO 'TIE IN' WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK NEWTON'S THIRD LAW OF MOTION BUT ON SOME STRUCTURES THIS CAN BE DIFFICULT, IMPRACTICAL, TIME CONSUMING AND SOMETIMES IMPOSSIBLE
  16. 16. WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK ABFAD LIMITED HAVE COME UP WITH THE SOLUTION TO THIS AGE OLD PROBLEM
  17. 17. WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK MAGNETIC POSITIONING AID PERMANENT MAGNET SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY ABFAD LIMITED
  18. 18. WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK MAGNETIC POSITIONING AID DEVELOPED BY ABFAD LIMITED ALLOWS THE ROPE ACCESS TECHNICIAN TO SECURELY LOCK AND ANCHOR THEMSELVES INTO PLACE ON ANY FERROUS STRUCTURE
  19. 19. ANCHORS THE ROPE TECHNICIAN SECURELY TO COUNTERACT THE FORCES WHICH WOULD PUSH THEM AWAY MAGNETIC POSITIONING AID WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK
  20. 20. GIVES THE STABILITY NEEDED TO CARRY OUT THE REQUIRED WORK WITH CONFIDENCE AND PRECISION MAGNETIC POSITIONING AID WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK
  21. 21. THE MAGNET SYSTEM HAS BEEN RIGOROUSLY TESTED DURING ITS DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING BY THE WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK TWI(THE WELDING INSTITUTE)
  22. 22. THE PULL OFF STRENGTH OF THE MAGNETS STANDS AT WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK 350OVER KGS (TESTED BY THE TWI)
  23. 23. CLEAR ADVANTAGE TO PRODUCTIVITY WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK MAGNETIC POSITIONING AID
  24. 24. INCREASES THE SPEED OF WORK BY STABILISING THE ROPE TECHNICIAN ON ANY FERROUS STRUCTURE WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK MAGNETIC POSITIONING AID
  25. 25. ALLOWS THE ROPE TECHNICIAN TO CARRY OUT ANY ACTIVITY WITH GREATER PRECISION AND ACURACY WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK MAGNETIC POSITIONING AID
  26. 26. WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK ABFAD'S MAGNETIC POSITIONING AID HAS PROVEN INVALUABLE IN AREAS THAT CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED BY ROPE BUT NEED A RELIABLE METHOD OF MOVING THE ROPE TECHNICIAN CLOSER TO THE WORKING SURFACE AND ANCHORING THEM SECURELY
  27. 27. WHO ARE ABFAD LIMITED? WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK ABFAD LIMITED HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED SINCE 1996 AND PROVIDE IRATA APPROVED ROPE ACCESS SERVICES, BOTH ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE
  28. 28. LIKE, FOLLOW AND CONNECT WITH US WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK www.facebook.com/abfadltd www.twitter.com/AbfadLimited www.linkedin.com/company/abfad-limited
  29. 29. IF YOU LIKED THIS CONTENT, IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU SIGNED UP TO OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER AS WE'D LOVE TO SEND YOU MORE! WWW.ABFAD.CO.UK CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP or type the following into your browser: http://eepurl.com/bpcvpz

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