Rope Access

Rope access techniques provide a cost effective alternative to traditional access methods, such as scaffolding or mobile elevated working platforms. Using work-positioning techniques, industrial rope access is a proven method of achieving a safe work position at height or in areas of difficult access.
Global Remote employs the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) rope systems in all our rope access operations. The IRATA rope systems have an exemplary safely standard globally, based on a commitment to thorough training, stringent supervision and equipment standards and diligent operating procedures. Global Remote’s rope access solutions are typically non-intrusive, allowing full inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) programmes to run concurrently, ensuring that operational downtime in all environments is minimised or avoided completely. Global Remote operates in the following industry sectors:

Oil and Gas

Global Remote services a growing global client base in the oil and gas upstream and downstream sectors. Avoiding operational downtime, in both the onshore and offshore environments continues to be of critical importance in the oil and gas sector, irrespective of the upstream or downstream location. With this in mind, Global Remote has tailored its range of industrial rope access services to meet with clients’ ongoing demand for excellence in safety, quality, and productivity. Establishing safe and inexpensive access to areas previously considered inaccessible or costly with traditional systems, multi-skilled Global Remote technicians can effectively carry out any number of required operations. Our capabilities and experience include:

Inspection and Survey

• Underwater inspections in lieu of dry docking (UWILD)
• NDT inspections (UT, MT, PT, ECI, TOFD, ACFM, LRUT, GUL)
• Derrick inspections
• Dropped object surveys (DROPS)
• Restricted access and confined space entry
• Lifting gears surveys and inspections
• Vessel condition and class surveys (ABS & BV)
• Shutdown and turnaround inspection services
• Remote imaging (CCTV)
• Difficult access plant and piping inspections
• Restricted access and confined space entry
• Lifting gears surveys and inspections
• Shipyard and offloading facilities
• Flare tip and flare line inspections
• Stack and chimney inspections

Maintenance and Repairs

• Derrick maintenance, repair, and assembly
• Flare tip to splash zone maintenance and repair
• Heli deck remedial repairs
• Cathodic protection maintenance and repair
• Steel renewals and bolt tensioning
• Blasting
• Marine standard coating and sealant application
• Fabrication works
• Insulation works
• Electrical installations
• Mechanical and engineering support
• Demolishing and decommissioning
• Piping composite repair systems

Wind

Global Remote’s expertise in the application of industrial rope access systems to wind industry infrastructure allows the delivery of a range of wind turbine services. Avoiding operational downtime, continues to be of critical importance in the wind sector. With this in mind, Global Remote has tailored its range of industrial rope access services to meet with a client’s ongoing demand for excellence in safety, quality, and productivity.
Global Remote’s access solutions ensure that operational downtime in this demanding environment is minimised or avoided completely. Our services are typically non-intrusive, allowing inspection, maintenance, and repair programs (IMR) to be coordinated concurrently, resulting in minimal related interference to the structure and operations. Establishing safe and inexpensive access to areas previously considered inaccessible or costly with traditional systems, multi-skilled Global Remote technicians can effectively carry out any number of required operations.

Blade and Tower Services

• Construction assembly support
• Inspection and installation of lightning protection systems
• Blade protection and aerodynamic systems (leading edge tape, stall strips, vortex generators etc.)
• Internal and external inspection and cleaning
• Laminate and coating repair
• Torque testing and replacement of landing bolts
• Installation, maintenance and inspection of fall arrest systems

Civil

Global Remote’s service capability and experience within the civil sector includes a comprehensive range of IMR, installation and construction services to the following civil infrastructure.

• Multi-storey buildings
• Bridges and motorways
• Communication installations
• Mast, tower and exhaust stacks
• Hydro storage and delivery facilities
• Power generation facilities
• Cableways
• Historic monuments and heritage buildings

Establishing safe and inexpensive access to areas previously considered inaccessible or costly with traditional systems, multi-skilled Global Remote technicians can effectively carry out any number of required operations. Our capabilities and experience include:

Inspection and Survey

• NDT inspections (UT, MT, PT, ECI, TOFD, ACFM, LRUT, GUL)
• Restricted access and confined space entry
• Lifting gears surveys and inspections

Maintenance and Repair

• Complete facade repair
• Industrial cleaning
• Coatings and sealant application
• Substrate repairs and reinforcing
• Electrical and mechanical support
• Services and ducting

Construction and Installation

• Structural component rigging and installation
• Glazing remedial works
• Facade retrofits
• Electrical, mechanical and engineering support
• Integrated lighting installations
• Mega format multimedia (large banner installations)
• Telecommunications towers and systems installs

Marine

Global Remote services a growing global client base in the marine sector. Avoiding operational downtime continues to be of critical importance in the marine sector. With this in mind, Global Remote has tailored its range of industrial rope access services to meet with a client’s ongoing demand for excellence in safety, quality, and productivity.

Our capabilities and experience include:

Inspection and Survey

• Vessel condition and class survey (ABS & BV)
• Shipyard and offloading facilities inspection
• Restricted access and confined space entry

Maintenance and Repairs

• Blasting and painting
• Remedial steel fabrications and repairs
• Shipyard and offloading facilities maintenance
• Mechanical and engineering support
• Electrical installations
• Marine standard coatings and sealant applications

Geotechnical

Global Remote provides turnkey geotechnical solutions to steep slopes and rock faces. Coupled with our expertise in industrial rope access services, Global Remote can deliver a range of proprietary and purpose built site-specific solutions. Areas where rope services can be utilised in the field of geotechnical remediation include:

• Rail and road systems
• Viaducts and dam systems
• Hydroelectric projects
• Open cut and underground mines
• Exposed, friable or unstable face

Geotechnical Stabilisation

The stabilisation and containment of steep slopes, loose and potentially hazardous rock and earth falls, continues to be an important mitigation strategy for a developing project or existing facility. These hazards often present as significant dangers to project, sub contracting personnel and equipment, public infrastructure and facilities and environmental systems, and require sustainable and often long-term solutions. Global Remote offers a comprehensive and environmentally sensitive range of passive and active stabilisation solutions, utilising materials from the world’s leading manufacturers. Our stabilisation services include:

Rockfall Defenses/ Containment Barriers

Rock bolting, rock scaling, rock re-profiling and blasting, rockfall netting, high-energy barriers, and shotcrete applications.

Erosion Control

Geogrids and meshes, shotcrete, biotextile and geotextile applications, and soil pinning.

Vegetation Management

Vegetation sustainability assessment, selective tree felling and scrub clearance, scrub replanting, and vegetation seeding.

Terrain Risk Management

The Global Remote terrain risk management services include:

• Terrain assessments and risk management consultation in the tendering stages
• Development of project specific terrain safe work practices for client and sub-contractor field operatives