Roped access inspection of a road cutting in
rockThe use of industrial roped access techniques is now a
well established means of carrying out inspections and construction
activities at height, without the use of scaffolding and cranes.
When compared to more traditional access methods the benefits of
roped access are clear. Inspection work can be carried out quickly
and efficiently giving a better service at a reduced cost.
Similarly, by dispensing with heavy plant and scaffold during
construction, cost effective solutions can be derived from most
difficult access situations.
Mussenden Temple cliff
Mott MacDonald has been active in this
sector since the late 1980's and has a team of highly experienced
engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers trained to the
Industrial Roped Access Trade Association (IRATA) standards. We
have performed inspection and construction supervision work for
clients including the MOD, the National Trust, Southern Water and
several County Councils. Key projects have included inspections in
Gibraltar, cliff stabilisation in Northern Ireland and slope
stability risk assessments in Cardiff Bay and North Wales.
Our trained operatives are supported by a team of globally
recognised engineers throughout the world. This comb-ination gives
us the ideal qualif-ications in the global marketplace to assist
clients in the following areas:
- assessment of the suitability of roped access techniques for
- detailed geological condition surveys
- rock slope and mixed rock/soil slope stability assessments
- remedial works design
- construction supervision
- inspection and assessment of existing protection methods
- assessment of natural and artificial environments including sea
cliffs, road and rail cuttings, shafts and quarries
- awareness of the environmental sensitivity of many rock