Roplink Services is a commercial rope access company which was established in 2001. We are the pioneers of rope access in Zimbabwe with an impeccable safety and work ethic record. Our sterling reputation with the best clients in the industry is testimony to our dedication to consistent quality services.

Roplink Services’ rope access technicians are IRATA trained and certified. IRATA is an international association governing industrial rope access ensuring the highest standards in safety, operations and training. Rope access technicians who have been IRATA trained and certified have the benefit of having their qualifications recognised world-wide

In the case of needing to work at heights, companies regularly turn to scaffolding or cranes. But there is an inherent trap in doing things the way they have always been done, as companies miss more efficient opportunities. Using ropes access to access work at heights is economic in more ways than one: this exceptionally safe method is efficient in time and resources.

When a high-up issue needs to be addressed on a job site, it is extremely time-consuming to set up the appropriate scaffolding to reach it. This not only gives the issue time to worsen, it also uses up resources that could be otherwise allocated. Scaffolding or cranes are the most commonly used tools to access the hard-to-reach places; however, these are not necessarily the most time-efficient options. For example, in the case of a high-up structural integrity issue on a smokestack, setting up scaffolding for employees to access the work could take up to a week. With the use of a rope access system, it’s possible to have workers addressing and solving the problem in half of a day.

Whether a big or small job, scaffolding requirements are expensive. In both dollars and staff resources, setting up and maintaining it is a significant cost; the cost of bringing in a crane is also high. On the other hand, putting a rope system into action simply requires appropriate equipment and training. With a couple of industry certified ropes, a rope access plan, a safe work plan, and appropriately trained individuals, these engineered systems are strong and well-proven to get the job done in a cost-effective manner. Quite simply, rope systems offer savings: clients spend ten to twenty percent on ropes what they would on scaffolding.

The use of ropes allows our team to get to the hard-to-reach spots safely and quickly. From there, any type of work is possible. As welders, electricians, pipe fitters, plumbers and millwrights by trade, our team of highly skilled workers is also certified to a global standard in rope safety. Associations such as  IRATA set best practices for these training standards, and our team evaluates every detail of a job: establishing a clear emergency plan and safety plan to complement the access plan. As a result, Roplink technicians have countless hours on ropes without accident.

Benefits of Rope Access

  • Cost Effective: Compared with traditional methods for performing high-angle work, i.e. man lifts, crane buckets, scaffold, swing stage, etc., rope access techniques provide substantial cost and time savings. Rope access systems are simple and easily adapted to a wide variety of circumstances. This results in less time getting there and more time on task.
  • Difficult Access Problems Solved: Rope access techniques allow workers to quickly reach areas that are difficult or impossible to reach with traditional methods.
  • Minimal Disruption: Rope access systems are easily deployed and require very little physical space. This minimizes disruption of normal operations, traffic, pedestrians and public areas.
  • Safe: Roplink has performed thousands of man-hours of rope access work without incident. The foundation of our safety record is in refined work procedures and training for our technicians including rescue training.