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Archives: Projects

Cladding Removal & Cladding Replacement via Rope Access

Cladding replacement, QEUH

A 19 strong SG Access IRATA rope access team are spending c. 6 months re-cladding of the hospital on this ongoing project. Utilising a combination of Rope access & Cradles, SG rope access technicians are removing existing aluminium cladding , and re-installing new unitised panels on the East & West towers,  as well as replacing […]

Rope Access Bridge Inspection Scotland UK

Connel Bridge Inspection

The SG Access rope access bridge inspection team were deployed to Oban, Scotland, to carry out a full inspection of the Connel Bridge, primarily aid climbing to gain access to all areas, allowing a through inspection of each element of the bridge above and below deck. The Connel Bridge is a category B listed cantilever […]

Wind Turbine Jacket Structure _ Rope Access and Rigging Services

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

SG Access are proud to have been selected by Burntisland Fabrications (Bifab) to provide high level rope access services to wind turbine generator jacket structures for Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland. Over a period of 6 months, highly trained SG Access rope access technicians have provided ongoing high level support to Bifab utilising rope […]

rope access structural inspection

The Kelpies

The Kelpies constructed comprises a complicated and beautiful lattice of tubular structural steel which presented an exceptionally interesting environment for rope access and inspection works. A primary rigid structure is bolted together and then fixed to  a secondary frame of smaller rails which carry brackets to provide thousands of fixing points for the stainless steel panels […]


Forth Road Bridge

Over the course of a year our team of IRATA qualified rope access technicians worked both above and below bridge deck level to install new coaxial and fibre optic cables and sensor equipment carrying information from main cable sensors down hanger cables, then below road deck and running the full length of the bridge to […]

Rope Access _ Inspection, Masonry, Pointing _ Edinburgh, Scotland

St Giles Cathedral

SG Access rope access technicains spent 3 weeks gaining safe access to all the uncapped pinacles and masonry butresses of the Crown of St Giles Cathdral Edinburgh, to both assess for installation of guilded terminals (which we very much hope to carry out at a later date, pending the results of the survey), and to […]


Southern General Hospital

Glasgow’s New Southern General Hospital is Scotland’s newest state-of the art hospital. The exterior is fully glazed curtain walling and SG Access rope access teams were employed to conduct the rope access installation of curtain walling units, rope access inspection, general repairs and abseil cleaning. Following the initial construction and installation phase, we then worked […]


Royal Botanic Gardens

Following an initial consultancy period, SG Access provided reports detailing safe modes of access for both rope access and non rope access personnel, and designs were drawn up for a safe access systems to be installed, enabling safe access to previously unreachable locations. Our rope access team used combinations of specialist rigging, aid climbing, custom ladders, and fall arrest rescue winches […]