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The absence of cumbersome access equipment enables IRATA companies to become work solution providers at power stations, refineries and storage depots where the low spark/ignition issue can also determine a decision in favour of IRATA. Where large access vehicles or structures might have insufficient room or perhaps hinder other work, a rope access team can move around such locations without disruption to non-related tasks; there can often be a situation where a rope team can access their work position from above an industrial scene and therefore not require floor access at all.
Work undertaken can range from basic inspection and minor repair to substantial maintenance and even removal and replacement of structure or equipment. There is also a role for IRATA rope access when ageing buildings need to be renovated, decommissioned or dismantled.