FAQ – Alternative Emergency Roofing & Building Repairs
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Alternative Emergency Roofing & Building Repairs

Edinburgh Rope Access

A convenient, quick alternative to scaffolding

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What is rope access?
Rope access is mountain climbing which has been adapted to make inspection work offshore easier, quicker, cost effective and more efficient; an industrial mountain climb if you like.
What advantages are there?
It is extremely cost effective. Our equipment can be put up and dismantled at the end of each day. This removes the security risk posed by leaving scaffolding in place.


Unlike scaffolding and cherry pickers there is minimal obstruction for pedestrians or the customer. You would barely know we were there. Rope access has a superb safety record. Each worker works from two ropes, resulting in safer working.

What qualifications do you have?
Edinburgh Rope Access is owned by Nick Erskine. Nick is a level three supervisor and a level three rigger. All members of the team are fully qualified for their work and have been trained by the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA), the rope access industry governing body .
Is my building compatible?
We gain access by abseiling down buildings. This unique approach means we can work on the majority of buildings – of any shape, size or location. If in doubt just call us.
How long will it take to set up?
We can be set up in minutes and at the end of each working day we dismantle just as quickly. We find this is better for both customers and pedestrians.
What other services are there?
Other services we can provide include: bird control, building and roofing repairs, filming, inspection, painting, cleaning, level three supervision, gutter cleaning, roofing reports, stop drop reports, banner erections and non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections.