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Our Work

Based on Vertical Access' involvement in the initial survey team, design professionals are able to present more fully developed scopes of work to building owners.

Compared to the expense of conventional means of access, Vertical Access can provide a low-cost solution to planning for building repairs and maintenance. And unlike typical swing stage scaffolding, Vertical Access has little physical impact or intrusion on the building fabric. Due to the mobility and flexibility of its light-weight rigging, Vertical Access can also increase the sample size and frequency of observations compared to swing stage set up and inspection time.

Vertical Access' site-specific rigging and inspection techniques are in compliance with the applicable OSHA regulations. Furthermore, Vertical Access is actively engaged in the development of specific industry standards related to industrial rope access. Vertical Access is fully insured and holds a New York City Special Rigger's License #5824.

Vertical Access On Site:

First and foremost, Vertical Access strives to provide accurate information while maintaining the highest regard for health and safety of all persons potentially involved, including employees, clients, building occupants, and pedestrians. Areas below and adjacent to work areas are cordoned off with physical barriers and warning signs. In instances where additional precautions are required, or heavy traffic exists, security personnel and sidewalk bridges may also be employed.

Work is normally carried out using two 7/16" static ropes. A descent control device is employed on one rope and a fall protection device is attached to the second line. The inspection technician wears a helmet and a safety harness that is directly connected to both ropes and typically sits in a bosun's chair.

All Vertical Access technicians are trained in rescue procedures for the rope access environment and work is always carried out with at least two people on site for safety reasons.

rope access technicians on the chrysler building

Technicians Mike Gilbert and Kelly Streeter document conditions on the Chrysler Building.

Photo by Kent Diebolt.