A passion for Rope Access

Height Tasks ltd provide alternative solutions to methods traditionally favoured by those who require safe access and egress to a remote working area. 

As experienced specialists in the working at height industry we are familiar with the challenges you maybe faced with and the solutions you may require. We are one of very few companies that are able to provide both Rope Access and UAV (Drone) services. The strengths of each service act to complement any restrictions of the other.

In greater detail:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or the more up to date term of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) are the correct terminology for the remotely piloted operation of what is commonly referred to as Drone/s. Height Tasks ltd are authorised by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate commercially. Under UK law this is a legal requirement for anyone using a UAV (Drone) for any reason other than “hobbyist” flights. Our permission for commercial operations (PfCO) permits us to operate safely within locations prohibited for non-PfCO holders. The benefits of using a remotely operated system mean that there are significant increase in safety as UAVs are able to operate whist the human operators can review the received images from a position of safety.

After completion of an initial site assessment Height Tasks can provide:

-Detailed flight plan for the task location in accordance with our operations manual.

-A NQE qualified Remote pilot for safe operation of the UAS.

-A dedicated camera operator to capture your images.

-Any additional safety assistants, as required in the flight plan.

"Images are Great, but they may not tell the whole story." Another option would be to implement our Rope Access services. This would enable a technician to have a tactile as well as visual perspective.

To quote from the Rope access services page on our website:

“Our reliable rope access systems are a safe method of working at height.

We use ropes and associated equipment to gain access to and egress from the required workplace, while being supported by it. The primary objective when using rope access methods is to plan, manage and carry out the work ensuring a safe system of work is maintained at all times, and with no damage to property or harm to people and/or the environment.

The advantage of using rope access methods lies mainly in the safety and operational readiness with which our teams can get to or from difficult locations and carry out their work. Often having minimal impact on other operations within your business. The combination of the total work-hours and the level of risk for a particular task (worker-at-risk hours) is often reduced when compared with other means of access and their associated risks and cost.”

For example, a completed and verified as safe to use Scaffolding structure is a great way of protecting workers at height from a fall. Allowing for multiple users to freely carry tools and equipment as needed. Unfortunately, the costs both timely and financially produce great expense to the client. These costs often exceed the costs of the task itself. Rope Access can reduce both these costs endured by the client. The security of your asset remains intact, as all equipment is removed prior to us leaving site.

After completion of an initial site assessment Height Tasks can provide:

-A detailed risk assessment and method statement.

-Rescue plan (as required under the working at height regulations 2005).

-Rescue cover including 1st aid provision.

-IRATA level 3 Safety supervisor.

-IRATA Rope Access technicians required as per Tasks and rescue plan.

-Rope Access equipment required as per method statement AND rescue plan.

A reliable solution for a vast array of tasks at height, from anchorage inspection to window cleaning.