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What kind of work do you do with rope access? What is your rope access working method? How does a risk assessment look like? All information about our working method can be found here. Is your question not listed? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Why does a team always consist of at least 2 people?

According to IRATA, a team must always consist of a minimum of 2 people, of which at least one is IRATA level 3 certified. In this way, the safety of the environment and of the technicians is guaranteed. We think this is important, because we want to carry out our own rescue in case of emergency. Before we carry out a project, we always write a rescue plan in order to avoid any possible danger.

How do you prepare for a project?

We work according to a clear and structured five step plan. This is to create clarity for both parties and to avoid possible dangers and risks.

  • Step 1 Risk inventory
    During a site visit, the project manager identifies all risks and writes them into a risk inventory and evaluation plan (RI&E). Because we identify all the risks in advance, we are able to avoid them by coming up with solutions in advance.





  • Step 2 Project preparation
    Next we make a project plan. This includes everything that we are going to carry out in detail. This project plan includes a description of the activities, where the anchor points are located, what the lead time of the project is and what materials and tools are required.
  • Step 3 Compose a team
    Within our team, the technicians have different specialisations. Based on the work, we put together a team. The teams consist of a minimum of 2 people, of which at least one IRATA level 3 supervisor.
  • Step 4 Execution of activities
    The team will work on the basis of the project plan. Before we start working, the exact working methods and the additional risks are discussed with all employees involved in a so-called ‘toolbox meeting’. The technicians then carry out the work.
  • Step 5 Evaluation
    After all work has been carried out, the level 3 supervisor writes an evaluation of the project. What went well and what can be improved. This allows us to learn and to develop further with each project.

What kind of work do you do?

Bilfinger Height Specialists carries out work using rope access in five different sectors: Marine & Offshore, Process & Petrochemical, Civil & Infrastructure, Energy & Renewables and Advertising & Promotion.

Will you come by on location in advance?

If you’re not sure if we will be able to help or if you are in need of advice, we could meet at the location in question and discuss all possibilities. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Are you also available for urgent assignments?

Yes, we are regularly asked to quickly mount or repair something at height. Because we work with a permanent team of 40 technicians, we can make this possible. There is always someone who can be deployed quickly on location, sometimes even the same day already. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

How flexible are you?

We work with a large and permanent team of widely trained technicians. The team is divided into several groups that have their own specialisation. One group specialises in welding and another group specialises in non-destructive testing or conservation work. This makes us flexible and deployable for every project.

Do you also work abroad?

Yes, we are regularly working abroad. We have been to Norway to work on the largest ship in the world, Pioneering Spirit. But we also carried out work in Canada, Congo, Vietnam, Mexico and Turkey. Please contact us for all possibilities.

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