Canadian Rope Access Specialists has made the Rigg Access List of “Recommended companies – A guarantee of quality service, and first choice for many”. We are one of the very few companies to get this recommendation in our region, and the only company in our province.
I often find myself amazed at the general perception of rope access as being something unsafe. Countless times people unfamiliar with the practice have stated to me things like “I don’t see how that can be safe”, “Is that safe?”, “Aren’t you scared?”. As a paramedic who understands the resources required to deal with an automobile accident, the irony of these types of comments is not lost on me, especially after driving down a gnarly remote forest service road with steep drop offs just to get to the site.
Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 40. Without immediate access to medical care, auto extraction and over the bank rescue your chances of surviving a serious one are dramatically decreased. Every day countless people get into their cars without a second thought and take a risk which I feel is far greater than anything in the rope access industry.