Industrial Rope Access is a proven method of achieving a safe work position at height or in areas of difficult access. It was initially developed from techniques used in caving to answer the need for a simple, safe and adaptable means of access, and was first used for inspections on the oil and gas platforms of the North Sea.
Our inspectors have been performing rope access surveys on ships since 1993 and we now have extensive experience in the best techniques to use.
We have provided surveys for some of the world’s largest shipping companies and oil majors, including Teekay, BP, Shell and MOL. We also perform rope access surveys on FPSO’s, and steel repairs using rope access. We are heavily involved with rope access surveys of underdeck structure in uncoated oil tankers and provide a complete repair plan with renewal dimensions and weights. This saves on costs as the survey can be undertaken whilst on a voyage and does not require staging.
We have also performed rope access surveys in a number of international shipyards, including Singapore, Portugal, Las Palmas, United Kingdom, Curacao, Norway and China.
All our inspectors are IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) trained and examined. The standards required by IRATA are very strict and this is reflected in our exemplary safety record, which is based on a commitment to thorough training and diligent operational procedures.
The main features of rope access operations are:
MIS is committed to ensuring zero errors and accidents in Safety and Work Quality.