Rope Access Inspection

What Is Rope Access Inspection?

Rope access inspection is a method of conducting inspections, maintenance, and other tasks at heights or difficult-to-reach areas using specialized rope access techniques. This approach involves highly trained and skilled technicians who use a combination of ropes, harnesses, and equipment to access and work in elevated locations.

How Does It Differ From Traditional Inspection Methods?


Rope access inspections are often more cost-effective than traditional methods, as they need fewer resources and less equipment.

Speed and Efficiency

Rope access is a much faster and more efficient method for completion of inspections compared to setting up scaffolding or other access structures.

Minimal Disruption:

Traditional inspection methods, such as setting up scaffolding, can cause disruptions to regular operations. Rope access minimizes this disruption due to its non-intrusive nature.


Rope access is very versatile and can be used across a wide range of structures and industries, including oil and gas facilities, bridges, towers, and more.


Rope access can reach areas that are challenging or impossible for traditional methods, providing access to confined spaces, complex structures, and remote locations.


While safety is a priority in all inspection methods, rope access places a strong emphasis on the safety of technicians through rigorous training, equipment checks, and adherence to strict safety protocols.

Industries We Serve:

Leveraging our expertise in working-at-heights techniques and confined space entry solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of services for maintenance, inspection, repair, and installation projects across key private and public sector industries:


  • Utilities
  • Railway Infrastructure, Port Infrastructure, Transportation and Logistics
  • Construction
  • Sports Venues
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment


  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing, Chemicals & Textiles
  • Food and Beverage
  • Waste Management
  • Pulp & Paper Mills


  • Renewable Energy
  • Power Generation
  • Oil and Gas

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TATRAS Group provides accurate and comprehensive building inspections and reports in order to plan your maintenance requirements.

To avoid expensive future repairs of your assets we recommend carrying out annual inspections.

Regular Inspections Are Key to Building and Structure Envelope Integrity.

Conducting an organized building inspection at least once a year should be part of every building manager’s operations and maintenance program of the building enclosure to identify signs of deterioration or failure. 

Documenting deterioration or water infiltration conditions will allow you to plan prompt repairs or, for minor issues that don’t demand immediate intervention, to monitor the area over time. Should conditions worsen, you will be able to look back at past inspection logs and evaluate how deterioration has progressed, so as to determine an appropriate course of action.


Our Audits

We provide pre-audit scans for contractors and developers as well as performance audit scans for new condominium boards with quantifies areas due for repair.


For developers and general contractors it can be quite the hassle to find and fix the countless number of deficiencies that are generally found at the end of construction or at the end of a performance audit. Using Tatras Group to review the exterior of the building envelope is a quick and easy way of mapping all deficiencies with precast, concrete, brick work, caulking and windows. Effective mapping allows for quick remedies of these issues.

Performance Audit

For a new condominium board, the performance audit must be completed between 6 and 10 months after a turnover. 

Scanning and finding all the issues with the building exterior is critical at this stage because it is the last time you’ll be able to submit claims to have the developer rectify any issues. 

Our systematic visual inspection makes it easy to find and identify issues, getting contractors directly to the issues. Inspection comes with full photo documentation.

When and Why to Inspect:

By correcting minor problems before they become major ones, the prudent building owner or facility manager can extend the lifespan of building components and avoid major capital expenditures. 

Regular inspection can also identify materials approaching the end of their service life, so that replacement can be scheduled and budgeted in advance. Otherwise, building systems will fail without warning, requiring rushed and, often, unsatisfactory emergency repair.

Our inspectors should check exterior walls for defects. For masonry walls, they need to check for spalling, cracking, movement, failed joints, and efflorescence — all of which are potential entry points for damaging moisture.

EIFS/stucco is not the only envelope material in which joints between dissimilar materials can cause problems. In most exterior wall construction, these joints are filled with a sealant. If the wrong type of sealant was installed or if it has lost its elasticity due to exposure, it can easily form cracks, splits, or tears. To limit damage, inspectors will closely inspect all joints filled with sealants. The best time to inspect is when temperatures are cool and joints are at their widest, making failed sealant easier to detect.

We provide professional advice and visual PDF reports for  maintenance issues including:


Rope access can be used for structural inspections, non-destructive testing (NDT), visual inspections, weld inspections, coating inspections, and geotechnical inspections.
At Tatras, our rope access technicians undergo specialized training and hold certifications such as IRATA Certification, COR Certification by BCCSA, and memberships with ISNet, showcasing their expertise in rope access techniques and commitment to safety protocols.
Our technicians use a combination of dynamic ropes, harnesses, anchors, and specialized tools such as ascenders and descenders to facilitate safe and efficient access.

Our Projects:

Crescendo - Port Moody, BC

Sealant replacement (all windows frame, vertical cold joints, and flashing), paint renewals at concrete wall surface, and localized concrete repairs, including exposed rebars and cracks.   

Tatras Group completed the work based on the requirements of McIntosh Perry Limited, using Dymonic FC, Towerthon by Cloverdale, and Sikatop 123Plus.

Duration work: 5 months.

Waterford - Vancouver, BC

Pressure washing, application of urethane membrane, building envelope repairs, paint re-coating exterior concrete surfaces (wall and soffit), and localized sealant replacement. 

Approach via swing stage and rope access. Work completed based on the requirements of RDH Building Science Inc, using Tremco (membrane/sealant), Cloverdale (paint) and Sika (concrete) products.

Genesis - Vancouver, BC

Waterproofing repairs and localized epoxy injection. We have used Tremco (pedestrian coating system), Soprema (PMMA), and Sherwin Williams (paint). 

Duration: 4 weeks. It was performed under the direction of Sense Engineering.

Residence Inn - Vancouver, BC

Balcony repairs, including complex concrete repairs with exposed rebars and delaminated concrete. Membrane application on balconies and edges. Tatras Group used BASF products as liquid membrane and concrete repair mortar, as well as sika (concrete), PPG (epoxy), and Fabrikem (paint) products. 

Duration: 6 weeks. It was performed under the direction of WSP Engineering.