When it comes to repairing or maintaining the facade of your building, rope access is the best way to carry out inspections. 

Rope access has a variety of advantages over alternatives such as scaffolding. When inspecting a high-rise building it’s important to access all areas, so no maintenance or repair works are overlooked. Rope access will ensure you don’t miss a thing. 

Here are 6 benefits of rope access inspections.

It’s cost effective

A more efficient option, rope access offers great value for money, with lower overhead costs. 

Rope access is a more cost effective alternative to scaffolding or machinery and a more economical solution. With rope access there is less setup time and you don’t have to pay for heavy equipment that requires more manpower. 

It’s better for the environment

Rope access is a more environmentally friendly option for inspecting multi-level buildings. Because we’re not using heavy machinery, there’s no need for oil, petrol or electricity to complete the inspection. Rope access requires fewer resources

Easier access

There’s no area on a high-rise that’s too difficult to access for our trained rope access technicians. 

Rope access is a more flexible option for those areas of your building that are hard to reach. Rope access adapts to different environments and shaped facades. Even when areas are typically hard to reach, rope access allows inspectors to access all areas. 

Less disruptive

More often than not you won’t even realise rope access technicians are at work. Rope access is a less disruptive option for carrying out high-rise inspections. 

If your building is located in a busy area, it’s important that you don’t encroach on the surrounding buildings and streets. As there is less heavy equipment than scaffolding or other options for high-rise inspections, rope access is far less disruptive


While working on ropes from heights may seem dangerous, it’s actually a very safe option. At Apex Facades our ropes have exceptional safety records and we have an impeccable record with all our projects. 

There are strict regulations associated with rope access. Rope access systems undergo comprehensive safety checks and tests to ensure both our technicians, your building and surrounding areas remain safe. Our rope access technicians are fully trained and have years of experience to ensure the safety of each inspection. 

The safety of rope access helps lower the chance of incidents and liability issues, which can decrease issues with worker’s compensation. 


For maintenance and repairs of high-rise buildings, rope access is considered the ‘jack of all trades’ and is a super flexible option. 

Rope access systems are more flexible, allowing technicians to carry out a variety of tasks, even when changes occur. For example, if there are changes in the weather, workers are able to accommodate these alterations. 

Alternatively, using heavy equipment can be more rigid. This option can be hindered by bad weather and it can be more costly to change if you have hired machinery and manpower.

Rope access for other applications

Inspections aren’t the only application where rope access is useful. Rope access can also be used for: 

  • Imaging building diagnostics (electrical faults, air leaks in windows, water leaks).
  • General maintenance (painting, cleaning, restoration).
  • Steel installation.
  • Waterproofing.
  • New building construction or additions.
  • Signage install.
  • CVI’s (close visual inspection).
  • Infrared Imaging.

Why Choose Apex Facades for your next high-rise inspection?

Apex Facades is Australian owned and operated and we are the rope access specialists. Our technicians have many years’ experience accessing the hardest to reach areas of multi-level buildings. 

We have an impeccable safety record and only use the most advanced rope access systems that are regularly (independently) audited. We provide a cost effective alternative and always aim to minimise any disruption to the surrounding area. 

Our clients have the peace of mind that Apex Facades is fully covered with specialist high-risk public liability and professional indemnity insurance. 

If your building is due for an inspection, contact us online today for a quote or call 07 2111 7202.


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