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Do you have what it takes to be a rope access specialist?


Do you have what it takes to be a rope access specialist?

If you crave the idea of working a job that takes you out of an office environment and soaring to new heights, then there's no passing by a rope access specialist career. In a nut shell, rope access work is a way of using ropes to provide access to difficult to reach areas of a structure in order to enable a task to be performed.

When employed in the rope access industry, you will gain a host of new skills, work in diverse work environments and benefit from the challenges faced with each new task. There are many industries which are looking to employ industrial rope access technicians and jobs are in demand.

A rope access technician will be faced with activities that involve accessing areas which require wearing a harness and being suspended from rope, and these tasks range from telecommunications work, high-rise window cleaning to the inspection and repair of infrastructure (including wind turbines, bridges and buildings).

New job opportunities are arising every day as rope access becomes the ideal method for working at heights in vertical and high angle work environments.

Need training and Australian accreditation?

No worries, come and train with us today and fast track your rope access specialist career. We are the leading rope training provider in WA and are committed to training certified rope access technicians who have the skills and confidence to tackle challenging work environments at heights.

Our Perth-based training centre, which is certified by the Australian Rope Access Association, can offer comprehensive training to assist you in getting your nationally recognised RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights qualification and get on your way to an exciting new career.

Where are rope access skills used?

The major areas of work which you can expect to encounter during the course of your rope access specialist career will include:

• Energy sector maintenance work

• Inspection and testing of structures

• Installation of banners and signs

• Pest control

• Antenna installation

• Building maintenance

• Window cleaning

• Painting tasks

• Rockfall prevention, rock anchorage

• Tower access work

• Large roofing projects

This specialised type of work is also required on offshore oil rigs and on mine sites, through to extensive use in manmade environments such as bridges, towers, jetties and differing types of buildings.

What are my career options?

As a fully fledged trained rope access specialist, you'll join a league of professionals who will be in demand across many industries.

Window washing and building maintenance work

A common starting point for newly trained rope access specialists is a position in a high-rise window washing company, which can be a great opportunity to hone new skills and get valuable work experience. In addition to window washing work, jobs in this role can also entail painting, sealing, and other maintenance projects.

Wind energy

Without a doubt, the renewable energy is a sector which will attract a growing number of jobs due to its phenomenal growth and potential, which of course, will mean more rope access jobs. Demand for solar panel installation jobs and maintenance work on wind energy projects will only increase more and more in the coming years. Australia has numerous wind farm projects planned as part of its ongoing ambitious goals for renewable energy and solar energy is becoming more and more popular for small and large businesses, thanks to advances in technology and an increase in the scale of manufacturing.

Wireless industry work

The telecom industry is growing exponentially, and along with that comes a greater demand for rope access specialists. Traditionally, tower access work such as this is achieved through the use of a lanyard/shock absorber access system, however, this work environment is fast changing. Nowadays rope access specialists can use their skills to increase the options for moving around on complex tower environments, as well as provide rescue capabilities in emergency situations.

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