Rope Access Solutions


At CAN we use all major types of access.  Our choice of equipment and method to carry out your task is always risk assessed and we ensure full compliance with the Work at Height Regulations.

All our team members use mobile elevated working platforms, tower scaffolds and are trained through the IPAF and PASMA schemes.

Where the job isn’t as straight forward, CAN is able to offer the following services and skills to ensure your project is completed to your specifications.


Rope access

In 1983, CAN introduced industrial rope access into the UK, and has been at the forefront of the industry ever since.  In addition to that, we worked closely with the Health and Safety Executive, which lead to the publication of BS 7985:2002 “Code of Practice for the use of rope access methods for industrial purposes”.

CAN is a full member of IRATA, all our rope access personnel are IRATA qualified and we work strictly in accordance with the IRATA International code of practice.

Flintshire Bridge – Principal Bridge Inspection

Specialist access cradles & bespoke (access) equipment

Over thirty years of innovation has seen CAN develop and manufacture many items of bespoke equipment for use with and without rope access, enabling us to offer a range of access systems and rigging solutions.

All equipment is manufactured to be lightweight and quick to set up.  Works can be carried out quickly and efficiently, ultimately reducing costs.

All systems are designed, manufactured and CE marked by CAN’s in-house engineers, which allows us to make adaptations, or to quickly design and fabricate bespoke equipment to suit your project’s needs.

Can bespoke access systems

All CAN’s access systems can be provided as stand alone options.  The systems can be adapted to create access for third parties, with CAN being on site to assist with the installation and movement of these systems as the project progresses.  Specialist products include:

Hungerford Bridge - Cast Iron Pier Repairs

Access Solutions

Sometimes accessing the worksite can be the biggest problem facing many projects.  Add to this the many conflicting issues and interest from all the different parties, you can often get unnecessary delays and costs.

CAN prides itself on teamwork, project management and problem solving.  Through early contractor involvement, CAN looks to achieve above and beyond your expectations on every project.

Hungerford Bridge - Cast Iron Pier Repairs

30 years of experience means when you involve us from the very beginning of your project, we will bring the most cost effective and least disruptive solutions for you and all parties involved.

CAN has a huge wealth of experience from design and new build construction through to repairing and maintaining existing structures.  We are well placed to offer innovative and non-obtrusive access solutions and advice.

We are able to offer workshops to your team throughout all stages of the project.  We will provide advice on the future and long term maintenance, and access solutions to assist you.

Confined space access

Confined Space

Whether it is accessing tunnels, chimneys, drainage systems or shafts, our operatives can work in the majority of confined spaces.  The very nature of these types of structures means that access to them is often only possible via specialist rope access techniques.

CAN’s highly skilled confined space operatives have all completed comprehensive City & Guilds training.

Confined Space Contracting Services

Contact us today for more information about our Access service

Read our case studies where we have used Access to help us complete the work here…

SELCHP – Boiler House Recoating

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Citizen M Hotel – Art Installation Removal

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