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Rope Access - Assessing Contractor Competency

​This is a short video concerning the assessment of contractors involved in rope access. The video is aimed at Building and Facilities Managers responsible for the selection of contractors for work at height and discusses some specific key issues which we find are often overlooked – including whether rope access is the most reasonably practicable option.

Further guidance is available from the HSE or in BS ISO 22846:2012 or its appendix BS7985:2013 – the code of practice for the use of rope access methods. BS8454:2006 is also useful as the code of practice for the delivery of training and education for general work at height.