Reliable Industrial abseiling company in Bristol

Alpha RAT is an experienced rope access and engineering company that offers excellent industrial abseiling services across the South West and countrywide.

Modern Access Techniques

At Alpha RAT, we use a range of industrial abseiling techniques to undertake repairs and installations in locations that are difficult to reach using traditional access methods. We use rope access methods to perform quick, safe and cost-effective maintenance and installation works. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.

Advantages of rope access.

• Unmatched safety record of IRATA system
• Cost effectiveness
• Minimum disruption
• Quick mobilisation and deployment
• Flexibility
• Minimum disruption

Qualified rope access specialists

We work under the guidelines of the International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA); our engineers are well-equipped and trained in undertaking safe and secure industrial abseiling services.
IRATA is a globally recognized body that sets training and accreditation standards for Rope Access technicians and companies. IRATA safety standards and statistics are the best in the world!

We also offer structural installations and inspections for our construction clients across the South West.

bolt tensioning inspection
bridge inspection
offshore blade inspection
structural inspection

Inspections and surveys

Inspecting tall structures is not an easy task. Access is often a major obstacle. Industrial abseiling offers a quick, efficient and - most importantly - safe means of access. Systems can be deployed quickly and with minimum disturbance. Our engineers can carry out various inspection and survey works at heights safely, following International Rope Access Trade Accusation (IRATA) guidelines.


Following the Hierarchy of control measures during the planning stage of the installation, project dictates to avoid work at height if possible. If unavoidable, appropriate equipment should be used to prevent falls, for example mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) or Rope Access. In many situations, the flexibility and quick adaptivity of industrial abseiling systems present the best reasonably practicable solution for work at height.

christmas decoration installation
access work platforms
rope access cladding
tensile mesh panels
advance rigging
fabric ceiling installation

Rigging and lifting

Stemming from the sailing industry, the term “rigging” has been adopted by many industries, for example construction, engineering, entertainment and filming. By utilising ropes, wires and lifting equipment we can build a system to support, move or control a person, load or structure. From a shopping centre, through a construction site to a remote location in the Amazon rainforest – we can rig it.


Glass is commonly used as a main construction material. Usually after the building has been handed over, there is no provision to replace or repair broken glass panes. Rope access is often the only way that the replacement can be carried out. We offer professional glazing and cladding services that guarantee the works to be properly planned and safely conducted. Installation, replacement or refurbishment - we can help.

glazing installation
glazing installation
rope access glazing
rope access cleaning
industrial steel cleaning
rope access power washing
rope access window cleaning

Cleaning, painting, pressure and steam washing

Commercial abseiling has become a well recognised access technique used for a variety of cleaning, painting and washing operations. The fast deployment, flexibility and minimum disturbance of rope access systems makes them a perfect choice for window, façade and gutter cleaning, steel and concrete painting, power washing etc. We can make your building or structure fresh and shiny again.

Restoration and heritage

The low impact and minimum disturbance of industrial rope access systems makes them a perfect choice for the restoration of heritage structures. We cooperate with highly skilled and experienced conservation engineers and can provide a full spectrum of survey, restoration and maintenance works. You can be assured that your church, castle, viaduct or bridge will be in the heart of our operations and well looked after by our qualified stone mason.

clock restoration
heritage tower clock
aviary installation
bird aviary inspection
zoo enclosure repair
zoo structure

Pest and animal control installation including Zoo enclosures

At Alpha RAT Ltd, we know how to keep them in and out. We offer design and installation services of bird control and bird netting systems for bird ingress prevention.

On the other hand, we offer bespoke enclosure and aviary solutions for bird sanctuaries and Zoo gardens. We design, manufacture and install a variety of Zoo structures, from small welded mesh enclosures, through medium size PE mesh aviaries to large-scale stainless-steel net Zoo enclosures.

Repairs And Maintenance Of Bridges, Pylons, Chimneys And Viaducts

inside structure
concrete core drilling
steel mast survey
on top of the O2 arena
banner installation
rope access banner installation

Banner and sign installation

Signage and banners are usually installed high above the public. It makes sense. They need to be visible. This makes industrial abseiling a perfect access solution for their installation. The rope access method eliminates the need of costly scaffolding and helps in situations where a MEWP can’t be used. After carefully planning, we will turn up on site, deploy our rope system, safely carry out the installation process and clear the site - very often unnoticed by the public.

Electrical and com cabling

Stadiums, shopping centres, towers and bridges are often very challenging for standard cabling methods. Where scaffolding, MEWPS or ladders are not sufficient, industrial abseiling offers a huge advantage. We can aid climb and access remote locations safely and efficiently. If required, works can be carried out by qualified electricians and telecom technicians.

telecom installation
cabling installation bristol stadium

For professional industrial abseiling services in Bristol and UK, call Alpha RAT

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