SGS Provides Industrial Rope Access Services

, Singapore (PressExposure) April 27, 2009 -- Industrial rope access is a form of work positioning developed from techniques used in caving. It solves difficult access problems, without using scaffolding, cradles or mobile elevated work platforms. Compared to conventional accessing methods for inspection and testing, rope access can be completed more quickly thus saving costs by reducing working hours. Additionally, as it minimizes disruption at ground level, it often allows work to continue during inspection.

SGS now offers its clients Industrial Rope Access, for testing and inspection of structures, structural surveys and for conventional and advanced Non-Destructive Testing. Especially inspectors who are serving the Energy, Oil & Gas or Industrial Manufacturing sectors often face hard-to-reach locations in the course of their work.

Worldwide rope access companies have delivered an exemplary safety record based on a commitment to thorough training and diligent operational procedures. All SGS technicians receive extensive training and independent assessment and are required to undergo re-training every three years.

The rope access worker works from two ropes - a working rope and a back-up, safety rope - and is permanently attached to both. Each rope has a separate anchorage point. In the unlikely event of the working rope becoming damaged or unusable, the safety rope prevents a fall. The equipment used is regularly inspected and well maintained.

SGS is a member of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA - All rope access training and operational work by SGS is conducted in line with international guidelines.

Contact information: SGS Testing and Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd Business Unit Operations Manager-Industrial Rope Access Andrew Johnston 26 Ayer Rajah crescent #03-07 Singapore 139944. Tel: (65) 6379 0111 Email:

About SGS Industrial Services

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 55,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm
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