Abseiling Services

Our IRATA certified technicians have

an unrivalled safe working record

year after year.

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works and save up to 70% in

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A Leader in Rope Access Services in London

Spectrum is a specialist in industrial abseiling services, otherwise known as ‘rope access’. For 25 years, advanced industrial rope access has proved to be one of the biggest challenges for businesses trying to do difficult jobs in hard-to-reach places.

All our rope access technicians have completed thorough training and are IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) certified for complete peace of mind.

We can put our industrial abseiling services to use for various projects, including leak detection, window-cleaning, repairing, cleaning, installing, and reinforcing high-level guttering plus many more. All work is completed safely, efficiently, and with minimal disruption.

Industrial abseiling has proved to be the best solution in building maintenance due to its environmental, efficiency, and economic benefits. Over the past few years, industrial abseiling has resulted in growing international support ahead of other means of access for being the best solution.

Whether you want to inspect your roof for leakage, hang a high banner or clean upper floor windows, our experienced team of rope access technicians can access your building with no scaffolding, saving you time and money.

Keep scrolling to learn more about our full range of industrial abseiling services available in London.

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Why Use Us For Abseiling?

Portable
Anchors

We offer our clients complete flexibility with our access solutions; should it not be possible to use fixed anchors or if the building owners do not want anchors installed we have our own portable weight anchors of various designs and sizes to best meet each site's requirements. As it's something, we own our clients have the added benefit of not needing to pay hire charges.

No
Limits

The flexibility and amount of options available with rope access are endless. This is why we spend extra time preparing and planning our projects for our clients, thinking outside the box, and using innovative solutions to try and reduce the time required to complete a task so that we can ultimately try and save our clients money.

 
Experience

We have been providing rope access services for many years with hundreds of successful projects. We pride ourselves in offering unrivalled communication with our clients throughout the project.

What Can Rope Access Be Used For?

Rope access can be used for a vast amount of building maintenance requirements.

Generally, it requires a rope access technician to be working at height, such as abseiling a skyscraper or tower block.

Rope access services can involve climbing tall buildings and using ropes to perform precise manoeuvres at great heights.

The range of industrial abseiling services varies from leak detection and waterproofing to glazing and window cleaning. Learn more below.

Why Would You Choose Rope Access for Your Next Maintenance Project?

Industrial Rope Access methods have a proven track record as an eminently safe, cost-effective and flexible alternative to powered access systems or scaffolding.

Rope Access has many additional benefits, too, including being less invasive. This also results in minimal disruption to the operation of the building, the buildings occupants and the general public. As statistically the safest method of access, rope access achieves fewer reported incidents or accidents than any other form of construction activity.

At Spectrum we maintain our commitment to safety by ensuring:

All our operatives are fully trained to IRATA standards every 3 years and hold IPAF and CSCS cards, High or Medium Risk Confined Space certification and UKAS/UKATA Asbestos qualifications.

All our site supervisors hold IRATA Level 3, First Aid and SSSTS certification, as a minimum requirement.

All our projects are meticulously planned and managed in full accordance with IRATA ICOP'14, BS 7985:2013, BS ISO 22846 1&2, WAHR '05, HSWA '74, and all other relevant guidance, regulation and statute.

With each project we submit an extensive risk and method statement (RAMS/Risk Assessment)

Spectrum Specialist Support is from a rope access background and we are very proud of the projects we have completed. Our rope access technicians have a wealth of experience and knowledge. It is an industry we are proud of being experts in and are passionate about the work we do. This is visible throughout all of our projects, from planning to completion. We regularly keep our clients updated with photos to show the progress of our workmanship no matter how small or big the rope access project is. We are grateful and proud to have repeated rope access business from our clients and hope to do so for many years to come.

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What Can Abseiling Cleaning Be Used For?

Leak
Detection

Rope Access leak inspection, leak detection and repair is one of the most frequent project in our abseiling building maintenance practice. It requires professional multi skilled and really experienced abseilers who have extensive experience about the actual building structure and able to identify the source of the leaking issue.

High Level
Glazing and Repairs

Spectrum provides professional and experienced Rope Access glazier team for any high level glazing projects. When the damaged glass unit is on an inaccessible part of the building, our high level glazing services provide the best solution to carry out these projects safely.

High-Level
Gutter Cleaning

Repair Abseiling carries out any guttering, down-pipe and soil-pipe repair, installation or reinforcement and high-level gutter cleaning projects via Rope Access in a safe, efficient and cost-effective way.

Rope Access
Cladding Cleaning

One of the most time efficient and cost-effective ways of maintaining your cladding is with a Rope Access team. No expensive access equipment required.

Abseiling Roof
Repairs And Cleaning

Repair Abseiling, Rope Access roofing & repair services provide the most reasonable short-cut in all types of roofing, roof repair and roof maintenance projects.

Window
Cleaning

Rope access, abseiling window cleaning and general cleaning is a fundamental part of our rope access building maintenance services. A lot of residential and commercial buildings require special access for high-level window cleaning.

Our Accreditations

What Our Abseiling Services Customers' Say

S. Heathe

Property Manager

Spectrum's team of abseilers are experts in their work. Whether it is gutter cleaning or render cleaning, they are able to restore the hardest to reach areas of your property.

R. Golde

Property Manager

I recommend going to Spectrum for any highrise building cleaning. Their team of IRATA trained abseilers are not only highly qualified, but they are very friendly and proficient.

B. Poole

Property Manager

Lucian and his team at Spectrum proves time after time that the impossible is possible. I appreciate the innovative and solution orientated approach Spectrum takes to any challenging to access projects. With Spectrum, you know they will make it possible!

H. Hanning

Facilities Manager

I apprecreciate the can-do attitude of Spectrum's abseiling team. They are able to offer a unique, wide range of services at any height.

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Recent Completed Abseiling Services Projects

External Façade Cleaning with our IRATA Trained Abseil Team

+plus pointOur abseilers are IRATA trained, ensuring they work safely and efficiently at high elevations.

External redecorations

+plus pointUsing portable anchor points, our team of IRATA trained abseilers were able to redecorate the exterior of this waterside property. &nbsp;<br>

Cleaning Render Walls With No Scaffolding

+plus point70% of the facade was cleaned from the ground with our patented cleaning systems.

Render Facade Restoration

+plus pointAbseiling is a cost-effective method when it comes to&nbsp;façade&nbsp;cleaning

Frequently Asked Questions About Rope Access

What is a Rope Access Technician?

A rope access technician is a highly skilled expert in the world of industrial abseiling. The best technicians are qualified with an IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) certificate.

A rope access technician is a multi-disciplined individual capable of performing many industrial abseiling tasks, such as high-level window cleaning, leak detection, glazing, gutter cleaning, cladding cleaning and roof repairs. The defining skill for a roof access technician is to manoeuvre with precise position from a great height using a static working rope, backup rope, harness equipment and anchors.   

Can Rope Access Save You Money?

One of the most expensive aspects of building maintenance and cleaning is accessing the building, especially when the building or parts of it are difficult to reach. Due to the options and flexibility available to rope access, many of our clients have saved hundreds of thousands of pounds in access costs alone.

Depending on the project, rope access tends to always be significantly cheaper than scaffolding. Inevitably, the longer a project takes to set up the more expensive it will end up being. Industrial abseiling is not only a faster alternative but involves less equipment and manpower too. Therefore, rope access is not only an effective service but more efficient and economic too.   

What is IRATA Rope Access?

Rope Access is also known as industrial abseiling, commercial abseiling and industrial rope access. Simply, rope access involves a team or individual from any rope access company or industrial abseiling contractor to perform specific tasks from height using ropes.  In most cases, it's one of the safest ways to complete a task that requires an operative to be working up high. By applying a static working rope and a backup rope, operatives can position themselves precisely using harness equipment and anchors.

The IRATA (International Rope Access Trade Association) are the leading authority in industrial abseiling. The IRATA has developed industrial rope access internationally for over 25 years. It is the chosen means of access for most work in offshore oil, gas, construction, civil engineering, and other industries.

Why Would You Choose Rope Access For Your Next Maintenance Project?

Industrial Rope Access methods have a proven track record as a safe, cost-effective, and flexible alternative to powered access or scaffolding.

One benefit of industrial abseiling is that it is much less invasive. As a result, there will be minimal disruption regarding the operation of the building, its occupants, and the general public. Statistically, industrial abseiling grants the safest access method, with fewer reported incidents and accidents than any other form of constructive activity.

At Spectrum, we maintain our commitment to rope access safety by ensuring:

· All our rope access technicians are fully trained to IRATA standards every 3 years, hold IPAF and CSCS cards, High or Medium Risk Confined Space certification and UKAS/UKATA Asbestos qualifications.

· All our site supervisors hold IRATA Level 3, First Aid and SSSTS certification, as a minimum requirement.

· All our projects are meticulously planned and managed in full accordance with IRATA ICOP’14, BS 7985:2013, BS ISO 22846 1&2, WAHR ’05, HSWA ’74, and all other relevant guidance, regulation and statute.

· With each industrial abseiling project, we submit an extensive risk and method statement (RAMS/Risk Assessment)

Why Would You Choose Spectrum For Your Abseil Cleaning and Maintenance Projects?

At Spectrum, we spend extra time preparing and planning our rope access projects for our clients. By thinking outside the box and using innovative solutions, we always try to reduce the time required to complete a task and save our customers money. For example, we can use state of the art 3D printing equipment for a specific building or apply our pioneering patented steam cleaning equipment for a cleaning task.

Additionally, being able to supply and install anchors and safety systems makes managing a building much easier. As industrial abseiling experts, we are constantly using anchors and safety systems, while also performing cleaning, maintenance, testing and repairs at one site simultaneously. This approach ultimately saves our clients time and money.

We offer all our clients complete flexibility with all our rope access solutions. For example, should it not be possible to use fixed anchors, or if you wish for anchors not to be installed, we can use our own portable anchors at no extra cost.

Finally, we keep our rope access rates transparent for our clients, providing all calculations and day rates from the beginning. We work hard to make sure you can trust us to meet your rope access requirements every time.

Spectrum takes pride in every industrial abseiling project we work on. This is visible throughout all our rope access projects, from planning to completion.

Our rope access technicians have a wealth of experience and knowledge. For peace of mind, we regularly update our clients with photographic evidence, showing the progress as we go.

Speak to an Expert Rope Access Technician Today

For a free quote for any of our industrial abseiling services, get in touch with a member of our team. As a specialist in rope access in London, no project is too big or small.

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Read Our Abseiling Services Blog

How to Repair Difficult to Access Roofs

8th September 2021

Our Team's Abseiling Training

7th October 2021

Why Use Rope Access for Gutter Cleaning & Repair

6th October 2021

How to Clean Gutters.

14th March 2020

Rope Access

15th June 2020

How to Clean a Listed Stone Building the Right Way

14th July 2020

High-Rise Cleaning for Cladding

2nd April 2020

How Can Rendered Walls Be Accessed?

4th August 2021

Is Abseiling/Rope Access Safe?

13th May 2021

Cleaning Windows on High-Rise Buildings

3rd August 2020

Can We Help With Your Abseiling Services Needs?

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We Cover The WHOLE Of The UK!

Our Latest Social Posts on Abseiling Services

Spectrum is at Wimbledon, London
5 DAYS AGO

What are the benefits of using ropes access you ask?

Our team of trained IRATA abseilers can perform various building maintenance services with far less disturbance to you. It is also the safest form of access with the fewest reports of incidents.👊

Visit our website to further your knowledge on our professional abseiling services: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Wimbledon, London
3 WEEKS AGO

Using rope access on your chosen service to improve your exterior is far more convenient for you and your pocket 💸.

Our IRATA trained abseil team can help you out!

To learn more about how our abseiling services on our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-london-south-east/

Spectrum is at Wimbledon, London
3 WEEKS AGO

On the 12th day of Christmas Spectrum gave to me: £30,000 of savings on my property restoration project. 🎶

Through the use of industrial abseiling, our team of technicians are able to provide high-quality property restoration services while still saving our clients thousands of pounds on their access method!

Visit our website here to learn more: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Battersea, London
1 MONTH AGO

We understand how important it is to stay on budget when planning maintenance projects for your properties. After years of helping property managers preserve the appearance and structural integrity of their properties, we can say that the biggest opportunity for project cost savings is in your access method.

Visit our website to discover how we can save clients upwards of £30,000 through the use of industrial abseiling: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Wandsworth, London
1 MONTH AGO

Our team of IRATA (the international regulatory body of abseiling) trained technicians are able to complete services ranging from window cleaning to render repairs at any height. 

Book a free consultation with our team here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/contact/

Spectrum is at Bank, London
1 MONTH AGO

The safety of our team and those we work around is our greatest value, which is why industrial abseiling is our preferred access method! 😄

Not only is our team of abseilers IRATA trained, but we routinely perform safety tests on our equipment. Discover the external restoration services we offer via industrial abseiling here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
1 MONTH AGO

It's no lie that one of our favourite ways of performing external maintenance service is via rope access as it allows our team to work closer to the building and more efficiently, but it also offers fantastic benefits to our clients!

 A few benefits include: 

-Reduced disruption to your occupants
-More cost-effective than scaffolding
-It is the safest access method

Get in touch to learn more about our industrial abseiling expertise: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/contact/

Spectrum is at Battersea, London
2 MONTHS AGO

From repairs to cleaning to redecoration projects, our team of IRATA trained abseilers are able to provide full external redecoration services via rope access.

Click here to discover some of the projects we have completed via rope access: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/case-studies/

Spectrum is at Westbourne, London
2 MONTHS AGO

From graffiti removal, algae cleaning, to removing signs of carbon our team of IRATA trained abseilers are able to remove stains on the exterior of buildings at any height with the help of our DOFF machine. 🙌

Click here to learn more about how we utilise this steam-based cleaning to restore commercial and residential buildings: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/doff-cleaning-london-and-south-east/

Spectrum is at Waterloo, London
2 MONTHS AGO

The fleet of IRATA trained abseilers at Spectrum are able to provide a range of restoration services via rope access, including:

-Timber Repairs
-Brick Restoration
-Render Repairs
-Stone Cleaning
-Cladding Restoration

Discover the rest of the services we offer via rope access here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
3 MONTHS AGO

In this project, our team of IRATA qualified industrial abseilers showed off how we are able to utilise specialist cleaning equipment like our DOFF machine at any height to deliver results to our clients' properties full exterior. 👊

Click here to discover the complete range of external restoration services we offer via rope access: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Farringdon, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Rope access has revolutionised how we have been able to provide external redecoration services to our clients, providing time and cost benefits. 🙌

In this blog, we share the importance of continuous training to provide high standard industrial abseiling services and our team's recent training. Read here: 

Spectrum is at Chelsea, London 
3 MONTHS AGO

Although rope access originates from abseiling in rock climbing and caving, it is also an incredibly versatile and cost-saving method of access in property maintenance.

Learn more about industrial abseiling in our Ultimate Guide to Rope Access: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/the-ultimate-guide-to-rope-access/

Spectrum is at Embankment, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Utilising abseiling practices, our team of rope access specialists are able to access the full exterior of your building to test everything from your lightning conductor systems to your eyebolt systems. 💪 

Book our rope access testing services here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/contact/

Spectrum is at West Kensington, London
3 MONTHS AGO

While the fastest way to clean the outside of a render property is from the safety of the ground, when cleaning a high-rise render property, we always recommend using rope access! 👍

A few of our favourite benefits of rope access are:

Minimal set-up and take-down time
Limited disruption
Safest high-rise access method

Discover more benefits on our website here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Shoreditch, London
3 MONTHS AGO

The best way to conduct testing services? 🤔

The answer is easy: rope access!

Utilising abseiling practices, our team of rope access specialists are able to access even the highest peaks of your building to test everything from your lightning conductor systems to your eyebolt systems.

Book our rope access testing services here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/contact/

Spectrum is at Kingston, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Have you considered utilising rope access for your next roof repair project? Not only is this the safest access method do the rigorous training industrial abseiling involves, but it can offer incredible cost savings.

Learn more about how our IRATA trained abseilers can repair your roof: 
https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Soho, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Is your roof ready to weather this winter's storms? ⛈

If you do find yourself requiring leak repairs or waterproofing on your roof, then we suggest having the work completed via rope access! Not only is this the safest access method due to the rigorous training industrial abseiling involves, but it is the least disruptive to the residents of the property and it can offer incredible cost savings.

Interested in learning more about how our IRATA trained abseilers can repair your roof? Click here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/

Spectrum is at Balham, London
3 MONTHS AGO

Did you know that by utilising rope access for your next property maintenance project you could save thousands of pounds in access costs?

Click here to learn more about rope access: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/abseiling-services-contractors/what-is-rope-access-and-how-does-it-work/

Spectrum is at South Kensington, London
3 MONTHS AGO

By performing our stone repair service via rope access, our team of masonry specialists are able to perform repairs on your stone property's full exterior with less disruption and in less time than other access methods. 👏

Book a consultation for this service here: https://www.spectrumspecialistsupport.co.uk/contact/