Based on Vertical Access' involvement in the initial survey team, design
professionals are able to present more fully developed scopes of work to
Compared to the expense of conventional means of access, Vertical Access
can provide a low-cost solution to planning for building repairs and
maintenance. And unlike typical swing stage scaffolding, Vertical Access
has little physical impact or intrusion on the building fabric. Due to
the mobility and flexibility of its light-weight rigging, Vertical
Access can also increase the sample size and frequency of observations
compared to swing stage set up and inspection time.
Vertical Access' site-specific rigging and inspection techniques are in
compliance with the applicable OSHA regulations. Furthermore, Vertical
Access is actively engaged in the development of specific industry
standards related to industrial rope access. Vertical Access is fully
insured and holds a New York City Special Rigger's License #5824.
Vertical Access On Site:
First and foremost, Vertical Access strives to provide accurate
information while maintaining the highest regard for health and safety
of all persons potentially involved, including employees, clients,
building occupants, and pedestrians. Areas below and adjacent to work
areas are cordoned off with physical barriers and warning signs. In
instances where additional precautions are required, or heavy traffic
exists, security personnel and sidewalk bridges may also be employed.
Work is normally carried out using two 7/16" static ropes. A descent
control device is employed on one rope and a fall protection device is
attached to the second line. The inspection technician wears a helmet
and a safety harness that is directly connected to both ropes and
typically sits in a bosun's chair.
All Vertical Access technicians are trained in rescue procedures for the
rope access environment and work is always carried out with at least two
people on site for safety reasons.