Rope Access Engineering Services

Rope Access Engineering

At MISTRAS, our range of services allows us to offer a specialised solution specific to each customer's needs. It is our policy to ensure we deliver quality, efficient, and safe service.

In addition to providing rope access solutions for maintenance and inspection, MISTRAS Engineering Services provides review, analysis and engineering solutions in a comprehensive, single-point service.

Rope access has proved to be an excellent alternative to conventional methods such as scaffolding and mobile elevating work platforms. Rope access teams create minimal disruption, deliver fast and efficient mobilisation, and use no equipment that needs to remain on site overnight. No other solution offers this level of site security and safety.

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A cost effective solution

Rope access fast mobilisation minimises any impact to your business, limiting disruption to your production or services. Contact us to find out how our access solutions offer you cost efficiency while ensuring quality and safety.

  • Maintenance Services
  • Inspection and Testing Services
  • Civil Engineering Services
  • Confined Space

Our History

Tekra was founded in 2006 following over 20 years of experience in rope access solutions. Tekra is an industry leader in providing rope access to an extensive range of clients; allowing a flexible, cost effective approach to working at height and in areas of difficult access.

From maintenance and installation, to visual surveys and repair work, we have vast experience in providing access solutions to both industrial and non industrial clients.

During 2010, Tekra added 37 years of structural and civil engineering experience to its services. Taking a unique approach by combining rope access and engineering, Tekra provides analysis and engineering solutions to our clients in a comprehensive single point service.

In 2012 Tekra joined forces with MISTRAS, one of the world's largest suppliers of integrity and inspection services. Now we operate throughout the UK as MISTRAS Group, continuing to provide innovative solutions to all rope access engineering projects.

As full IRATA members with UKAS ISO 9001, ISO14001, UKAS ISO/IEC 17020 and BH OHSAS 18001 accreditation, we put quality, efficiency and safety at the forefront of all we do. MISTRAS remains one of the few rope access companies to hold BH OHSAS 18001 and UKAS ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation, a true testament to our commitment to quality and safety.

UKAS ISO/IEC 17020 Inspection and Testing

We are amongst the industry leaders in both conventional and specialist Nondestructive Testing (NDT) techniques. MISTRAS facilitates inspection and testing projects on the ground, via rope access and in confined spaces. Rope access provides a safe solution, solving problems that could otherwise consume a disproportionate amount of time and money.

Each project is delivered by our experienced project managers and professional PCN level 2 qualified technicians. MISTRAS is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17020 as a Type C inspection body.

We provide a range of general NDT methods:

To compliment our general NDT we also offer specialist advanced NDT, including:

  • Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)
  • Phased Array
  • LSI - Large Structure Inspection C/B scan imaging
  • B Scan - Cross section of material to 1mm resolution
  • Long range ultrasonics
  • Eddy Current
  • Concrete Structures Inspection, mapping, site and laboratory testing
  • Structural / Dimensions / Thickness surveys
  • Fabric inspection to NACE and ICORR standards

Get in touch to arrange a free consultation and site-survey for your project, and find out how we can carry out your nondestructive testing project efficiently and cost effectively with our rope access services.

Maintenance and Installation

Rope access is an effective way of conducting maintenance work. It is quick, efficient, and proven to be safer than conventional methods. Using proven rope access methods, our specialist technicians carry out a range of maintenance services including:

  • Welding and hot works including TIG methods (coded as required)
  • Mechanical installation and repairs
  • Installation of safety systems
  • Electrical installation and maintenance (Comp Ex certified)
  • Lifting gear surveys
  • Pipework installation and maintenance
  • Fire and gas maintenance and surveys
  • Fabric maintenance

Get in touch to arrange a site-survey with a member of our technical team, and we will provide a competitive quotation for you, specific to your maintenance requirements.

Civil and Structural Engineering

In addition to providing specialist access and marine solutions, MISTRAS, through our engineering services offerings, provides review, analysis, surveys and engineering solutions to clients in a comprehensive single-point service.

Through our strong relationship with a world-wide diverse engineering, management and development consultancy, we are providing competency analysis and solutions for structures on which we have performed inspections.

Bridge and Structural Inspection

MISTRAS's extensive civil and structural engineering experience has extended our capability, allowing us to deliver comprehensive bridge and structure inspections utilising rope access, confined space and ROV methods. Our structural inspection and maintenance service is supported by our UKAS ISO/IEC 17020 Type C accreditation and include:

  • Principal inspection
  • NDT and visual
  • Concrete testing
  • Removal of concrete spall
  • Concrete surface repairs
  • Fabric inspection, maintenance and repair
  • Piling inspection
  • Scour and dredging depressions
  • General maintenance and repair
  • High level cleaning

Get in touch to arrange a site survey with a member of our technical team, and we will provide a competitive quotation for you, specific to your inspection requirements. For a more in-depth understanding see our structural monitoring page.

Confined Space

MISTRAS through our skilled workforce, delivers confined space entry. Disciplines that include NDT, Visual Inspection (VT), Welding, Rigging, Fabric Maintenance, Blasting and Installation are carried out allowing the full scope of a project to be delivered by one team ensuring cost certainty and time efficiency.

MISTRAS technicians are trained in line with the HSE code of practice and OPITO offshore certification. In addition to the above disciplines, MISTRAS also provides Safety Monitoring, Rescue and External Standby Teams.

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  • Inspection and Testing
  • Maintenance and Installation
  • External Standby Team
  • Safety Monitoring Rescue