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London Professional Abseiling  STATEMENT REGARDING

 COVID-19

We appreciate that you may be concerned about the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our people and our operations and how the current situation may affect the service that we provide.  Our latest updates and statement can be found below.

24/03/2020 07:30 AM

STATEMENT

The health and wellbeing of our employees and that of our customers, suppliers and contractors is of the utmost importance to us. We are taking all sensible precautions in terms of non-essential business travel, avoiding unnecessary physical interaction and hygiene.

Please be assured that we have a robust Business Continuity Plan in place, which is regularly reviewed and updated. We are using this to help guide our actions in response to the Coronavirus, and have taken a number of specific actions as a result:

Our HR and management functions are continually working to monitor our exposure, to ensure that we are complying with guidance from the Government and Public Health England, and to ensure that this is effectively and regularly communicated to our people and our supply chain colleagues as necessary.

All meetings, both internal and external are will be idealy conducted via phone or video conference.

In the situation where a site visit is required, we will obey the two meter distance recomandation.

We have introduced homeworking for all office based functions, while ensuring that all staff are able to respond effectively and without delay to communications from our customers and suppliers, however those communications are received.

We are ensuring that all employees have ready access to hand sanitizers and wipes, which have been distributed across all areas of the organisation.

We have procedures in place to deal with the welfare of staff who report that they feel unwell, either at home or at work and have clear guidelines in place to ensure that those returning to work do not pose a risk to the health of their colleagues, including temperature monitoring before they are allowed to resume their duties.

These procedures apply equally to staff that visit customer’s premises or work on their sites, insofar as they are practical.

What you can do to help

Please immediately inform our staff on your site, or attending your premises if any person at that location is required to self-isolate, or has a confirmed case of Coronavirus.

We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and follow the guidance given but are determined to continue to provide the highest possible levels of service and quality of product and appreciate the support of our customers and supply chain partners.

Questions & Answers

Rope Access, how safe it is?

Rope access is one of the safest ways to carry out high access maintenance and repairs in the private sector as well as across a wide number of industries . Even though it may appear that rope access is dangerous, if it’s done professionally it is completely safe.

What does IRATA mean?

Industrial Rope Access Trade Association

IRATA is an acronym for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, that was formed in the UK in the late 1980’s. It’s major objective at that moment was to solve demanding maintenance challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry. Because of it’s hight standards of practice and positive results of decreasing work related accidents it had a quick spread among other Industries.

What Rope Access stands for?

Rope access or Professional Abseiling known aswell as industrial climbing, is a form of work positioning, initially developed from techniques used in climbing and caving. This activity applies practical ropework to allow workers to access difficult-to-reach locations without the use of other traditional methods i.e. cradles, scaffolding or an aerial work platform.

What jobs can you get with rope access?

What skill do you have? What do you know to do? Yes, based on your answer the offer of jobs is pretty diversified. You can work in wind towers, oil and gas, NDT, welding, insulation, infrastructure maintenance, but you can clean aswell windows or take care of other building maintenance tasks. It’s important to know that rope access is a way to further a trade.

How much money does a rope access technician make?

Rope Access Technician Salary. This depends on your experience and of course what skills you have. For example: as a level one rope access technician, you can expect to earn between £12 and £20 per hour. Level two rope access technician can earn between £17 and £40 per hour, while level three technicians can average £45 and above.

What is the difference between IRATA and SPRAT?

The main difference between IRATA and SPRAT on how fast you can move up levels. IRATA requires you to have 1000 rope hours and at least 1 year of work experience before upgrading while SPRAT requires 500 rope hours and 6 months of work experience.

More information

The Work at Height
Regulations 2005

The Construction Design
and Management 2015

Industrial Rope Access
Trade Association

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