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Category: Industrial Rope Access

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]



The first time that Rope Access had ever been used on this site, SG Access were taken on at Sellafield Nuclear Power station to remove dangerous light fittings that had not been touched since the 1950s, and to confirm that the lighting system was electrically disconnected within Turbine Hall B, which was inaccessible to MEWP’s […]


Kinlochaline Castle

Kinlochaline Castle, on the Ardtornish Estate is a listed family home at the far end of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula looking out toward the Isle of Mull and the West. The exposed location makes for extreme weathering of external surfaces, and whilst two elevations could be scaffolded for renewal of limewash, two could not, and we […]


ASDA pins scheme

Following completion of Phase 1: Inspection, two further months of night shifts commenced as phase 2, to carry out more major repairs identified at inspection.