Painting Using Rope Access (Abseiling)
When looking at a painting task there are often sections located in awkward places or at high level. Rope access provides our abseilers with an ideal work positioning, placing them close to the work area in a comfortable position. This eliminates the reliance on extension poles and ladders, which often compromises the thickness and quality of the coating applied.According to the HSE website a third of all reported fall-from-height incidents involve ladders and stepladders – this accounts for (on average) 14 deaths and 1200 major injuries to workers each year. Many of these injuries happen due to inappropriate or incorrect use of the equipment. A ladder, as well as forms of powered access, need a hard flat clear surface in order to perform the operation safely, which is often not available – abseiling solves that problem!
Using rope access also means that residents generally do not need to be present when painting individual balconies, thus minimising the interruption to the residents and the work.
Industrial Abseiling can advise on the best paint materials for maximum weather resistance and often work alongside Dulux technical departments and other leading paint brands to come to the right decision for the client from preparation to finish.