Rope Access Services:

Rope Access is an application which, using rope and positioning techniques, makes it possible to reach even the most inaccessible locations. This enables us to work safely and efficiently at precisely these tricky locations. What is more, Rope Access is a very cost-saving alternative for these locations compared to standard solutions!


The unique features of Rope Access, in operations are:


  • IRATA Rope Access Technicians work from two ropes - a working rope and a back-up safety rope – they are permanently attached to both of these.

  • Each rope has separate anchorage points.

  • In the unlikely event of the working rope becoming damaged or unusable, the safety rope will prevent a fall.

  • To prevent dropping incidents only tools and instruments, of a usable weight, are used and these tools are attached to the Technicians, at all times. If heavier tools or instruments are required these are always independently suspended by Safety Ropes.

  • A minimum of two Technicians are required for any job. This ensures mutual surveillance – an additional Safety feature.

  • All IRATA Technicians receive Extensive Training and Independent Assessment as the technicians undergo training and assessment every three years.

  • Training always includes Rescue and Safety Procedures. This ensures that IRATA rope Access Technicians maintain their unrivalled record for of Safe working practices.

  • All equipment is regularly inspected and maintained, this ensures that they remain within certification. Comprehensive tracking records ensure that all equipment is tracked and controlled at all times.

  • All IRATA Training and Operational work is conducted in line with Association Guidelines at all times.

  • These Guidelines have been endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive.

Effective Rope Access solutions are designed to allow work to be performed safely and quickly. The result of this is shorter job duration and Significant Cost Savings. Our Rope Access methods are Fully Accredited by the IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) and are carried out according to all IRATA guidelines.

Rope access techniques are often paired with other trade skills such as welding, fiberglass inspection and repair, structure inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT). Rope access provides the means to perform these skills on difficult to reach locations on towers, dams, bridges, vessels, buildings and other structures— on and offshore.

Our Rope Access Services are supported by our comprehensive Safety Management System that ensures every element of our operations is conducted in a controlled environment so as to afford our personnel, (and your project), with the minimum of risk in their work, and this is reflected in our safety record.


   Multi-Discipline Tasking

  Typical tasks deployed by Rope Access include:


  • Conventional NDT – MPI, DPI, Ultrasonics, Visual Inspection, Eddy Current

  • Specialist NDT –Digital Radiography, TOFD, Corrosion Mapping

  • Paint Inspection, Blasting and Coating

  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance – Using EX-Certified personnel

  • Inspection of Fire and Gas Lines

  • Mechanical installation & Welding Fabrication

  • Coating Removal & Application

  • Photographic & Video Surveys

  • Insulation removal and reinstatement

  • Lifting Equipment Surveys & Load Testing.


  • Fabric Maintenance (Blasting and Coating):

TISL is exultant to provide professional and reliable painting, environmentally friendly blast cleaning and Bristle Blasting services to all industry sectors upstream and downstream and both onshore and offshore facilities, our initial focus is to offer quality repairs and painting services to:

In process plant piping, vessels, structural members, tanks etc.

Regardless of the location, structural and plant integrity can be affected by the natural elements; the loss of containment caused by inadequate preventative maintenance means financial and environmental consequences. Appropriate surface preparation and the application of an effective protective coating are key components in maximizing structural integrity and extending asset lifecycle. Whether a small- scale repair or a large multi- disciplined project is required, TISL provides a complete fabric maintenance service, incorporating planning and assessment, and on-site project management. Our successful track record of delivering projects in a safe and reliable manner has enabled us to develop long term relationships and retain contracts with our customers.

Our services are recognized and utilized across a wide range of applications in offshore and onshore oil and gas, energy and power generation, renewable energy, marine and petrochemical throughout the world.


Our time-served, competent and experiencedfabricmaintenance personnel offer a range of trade skills for cleaning, surface preparation and the application of industrial coatings. Teams are selected according to individual project and client requirements.


Using rope access and tensioned netting systems, our personnel provide a safe, cost-effective solution for difficult access locations and hazardous environments.




1.   Surface Preparation-This ranges from fine blast material such as glass bead for the removal of residues from highly sensitive equipment, to chilled iron and steel shot used mainly in areas where reclamation and re-use can take place.

2.    Hydro blasting/UHP jetting-Before applying protective coatings, standard high pressure water jetting is an excellent solution for the removal of contaminants from almost every industrial surface. Ultra High Pressure (UHP) jetting is an ideal surface preparation method for the removal of substances such as old coatings containing lead.

3.    Specialist coatings-We are able to offer high quality solutions producing the ultimate standards of protection for today’s corrosion requirements. An extensive range of anti-corrosive resistant primers, build up coats and finishes, polyurethane and epoxy resins are available to produce excellent standards of protection for steel and most metal surfaces.


  • Asset Integrity Management:

Simply put ‘AIM’ means “having a strategy to get the most out of your asset in a safe and efficient manner, whilst lowering the associated cost. It is a tactical plan for managing an organization’s assets to deliver an agreed standard of service. Typically, an asset management plan will cover more than a single asset, taking a system approach - especially where a number of assets are co-dependent and are required to work together to deliver an agreed standard of service.


  • Dropped Objects Survey:

By identifying objects that are at risk of falling from the derrick or other raised structures, such as nuts, bolts or lifting points etc. that are improperly added to structural members, we can reduce potential hazards. Dropped objects are an all too common occurrence and simple procedures and vigilance can significantly help reduce these.

In the interests of reducing risk we have seen the dropped object surveys broaden its remit in recent years to now cover the whole installation, and our surveys have evolved to cover all of the relevant areas for you, to the extent that we now offer one of the most comprehensive services available.

We have however, retained our approach to these inspections as being as practical and pro-active to ensure that we solve as many issues as possible on site, so as to reduce or eliminate the amount faults/ failures in the report and to reduce items to be attended to going forward.



Masts and derricks support enormous loads when drilling and running casing, recommended practice for mast and derrick inspections is a critical element to avoiding potentially non-productive time or even serious incidents and catastrophic events during drilling operations. A comprehensive review of all items in the derrick and sub-structure with the potential to become dropped object based on a sequential review of all likely well operations to be carried out (drilling, casing, wire lining, etc.) a task analysis is conducted with each item of equipment required for each task being identified and its position within the derrick and sub- structure. Sub-divide the derrick and sub-structure into manageable areas for inspection.


CATEGORY  1:  Conducting  daily  observation  of  the  mast/derrick  and  substructure  during  operation  to determine indications of inadequate performance.


CATEGORY 2: Includes a thorough inspection of load-bearing areas, including sheaves, for cracks, damage, corrosion, loose or missing components and premature wear.


CATEGORY 3: Inspections focus on load-bearing components and members to determine the condition of the mast/derrick and substructure.


CATEGORY 4: Inspection, and cleaning required to conduct NDT of all defined critical areas. All welds are being visually examined and welds in critical areas should be inspected using magnetic particle or liquid penetrant  method.