The Easiest Solution to the Toughest Maintenance
May17

The Easiest Solution to the Toughest Maintenance

Rope Access is a revolutionary solution for managing inspection and maintenance of critical structural locations like high-rise buildings and bridges. These locations are impossible to reach without aerial platforms and scaffolding. Rope Access was popular since the early times, as an inevitable part of mountain climbing and later became the immense need of captious ballgame! Rope Access companies in South Africa adapt to unanimous...

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The Trustworthy Scaffolding
May14

The Trustworthy Scaffolding

Availing rope access services is a safe method to perform critical tasks at abnormal heights. It offers a speedy gateway for workers to reach to difficult work areas. The basic purpose of rope access is to reduce risk by ensuring perfect safety measures. It turns out to be a quick, easy and safe solution, to all the choleric issues pertaining to maintenance and inspection of high-rise structures. Rope Access South Africa is mature...

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DMM Buddy review
Jan27

DMM Buddy review

DMM Buddy Testing Rope Access Inspection’s L3 has spent the last week in the training center utilizing the DMM Buddy for a variety of rescues and rope access maneuvers, ranging from basic L1 rescues, to advanced L3 rescues. The following information is the opinion of RAI and each and every technician needs to use their own discretion and risk assess the specific application. * The DMM Buddy conforms to EN 353-2 (2002) which is...

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Petzl Shunt
Jan20

Petzl Shunt

As many of you should already be aware, Petzl has brought out a statement regarding the use of the Petzl Shunt as a back up device for rope access. “Since 1999 Petzl has provided specific information regarding the special use of the Petzl SHUNT as a back-up device for industrial rope access. Petzl required that users must have received and mastered IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) training or similar and must...

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GUL NDT Inspection on Refinery
Sep28

GUL NDT Inspection on Refinery

RAI has just completed a 2 week contract assisting another NDT company in performing GUL inspection on a live petrochemical refinery. GUL or “Guided wave ultrasonics” are utilized for the rapid scanning of large volume of piping systems. Guided wave utilizes a ring of transducers that is place around the pipe and emits sound waves that are sent along the pipe in both directions from the ring. Many feet of pipe may be...

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UT corrosion monitoring on industrial chimney stack.
Mar15

UT corrosion monitoring on industrial chimney stack.

Rope Access Inspection (RAI) has just completed an onshore contract, performing Rope Access Corrosion monitoring on an industrial chimney stack in Cape Town. The three man team was able to mobilize in short time and perform the job without a single incident or accident. RAI prides itself in working strictly according to IRATA guidelines, and is an IRATA Member Company. RAI had to employ some unconventional rigging methods to get the...

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Offshore Maintenance, Eddy Current and Visual Inspection.
Mar01

Offshore Maintenance, Eddy Current and Visual Inspection.

Rope Access Inspection (RAI) has just completed an offshore contract, performing Rope Access Maintenance, Eddy Current and Visual inspection on various components of the drilling rig. The three man team was able to mobilize in relatively short time and perform the job without a single incident or accident. RAI prides itself in working strictly according to IRATA guidelines, and is an IRATA Member Company. The various components...

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IRATA Rope Access
Oct13

IRATA Rope Access

Hi everyone, it has been a long and successful year for Rope Access Inspection (RAI). Just a update on the current happenings. Process facilities / refineries often work 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and the nature of the production plant itself can be a dangerous environment. A significant benefit of using rope access in the oil & gas industry is the rapid deployment and removal of equipment, minimal impact on...

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Double Figure-of-eight on the bight (Bunny Ears)
Jun21

Double Figure-of-eight on the bight (Bunny Ears)

Welcome to the third article from Rope Access Inspection CC, Cape Town, South Africa. Our hope is that this information can be used in the Industrial rope access industry, and that technicians will read and apply the information. The third in this series of articles, we are still looking at termination knots: The Double Figure-of-eight on the bight aka (Bunny Ears) This knot is useful as it creates two loops that can be used to...

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Double Overhand
Apr06

Double Overhand

Welcome to the second article from Rope Access Inspection CC, Cape Town, South Africa. The second in this series of articles, we are still looking at termination knots: The Double Overhand Knot: This knot is easy to make and dress, but unfortunately it is difficult to untie after loading. This knot is commonly favored for use on rope access harness cow’s tails. The reason for this is that is is easy to tie, easy to adjust, easy...

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