About Shadbolt

Shadbolt Rope Access Ltd has over 12 years experience in the access and cleaning industry. The company was formed predominately for high-level Window Cleaning using Rope Access however over the last 10 years we have grown and diversified into many other areas of high-level access. Whilst we consider Rope Access as our core trade we utilise many other methods of access including Aerial Work Platforms, mobile elevated work platforms and Reach & Wash/Vac Systems.

“All equipment is audited and complies fully with L.O.L.E.R regulations, by An Independent Safety Advisor”

Our teams are led by level 3 IRATA, IPAF and Confined Spaces trained operatives who can work together with clients to plan and evaluate prospective projects and generate Method Statements and Risk Assessments specifically tailored to their needs.

For any level of IRATA operative retraining is only necessary every 3 years however Shadbolt Rope Access operatives are required to attend regular refresher days at our on-site training facility. This ensures operatives have a rescue plan for any situation fresh in their minds.

Rope access can be a far less invasive and far more cost-effective method of solving access problems. In the past costly and unsightly scaffolding has been necessary to fix, paint or facilitate a one day installation. With the use of rope access we can often greatly reduced labour time whilst vastly increasing safety and security.

The  IRATA describes Rope Access as:

“Industrial Rope Access is a proven method of achieving a safe work position at height or in areas of difficult access. It has been seen undertaking all manner of work from high-rise window and facade cleaning and general maintenance to repair, geotechnical and inspection work on some of the world’s most iconic structures.”

Wikipedia describes Rope Access as:

“Rope access is a form of work positioning, initially developed from techniques used in climbing and caving, which applies practical rope work to allow workers to access difficult-to-reach locations without the use of scaffolding, cradles or mobile elevated work platforms MEWPs.”