Since 2006 Canadian Rope Access Specialists has worked extensively for B.C. Hydro providing rope access, safety consulting and inspection services, as well as standby confined space and high angle rescue. CRAS Inc. has also worked extensively for Voith Hydro, Alterra Power, TransAlta and several Independent Power Providers.
CRAS has performed numerous inspections and a wide variety of construction and maintenance work on countless hydroelectric Dams, Weirs, Penstocks, Tunnels and Surge Towers. We have conducted numerous internal penstock inspections in a wide range of remote and mountain environments both in the blazing heat of summer and the freezing cold of winter.
Our teams of dedicated professionals have worked extensively in the hydroelectric industry and are very familiar with safety related to power systems, generating stations, transmission towers and penstocks.
In addition our highly qualified instructors have taught a significant number of B.C. Hydro’s Emergency Response Teams in high access, and technical rope rescue. We have also hosted and facilitated safe access to difficult to reach areas of hydroelectric facilities for a variety of engineers, contractors and other personnel.
Hydroelectric Services include:
- Safety planning and program implementation
- Access training for on site workers
- Access planning for engineering applications
- Standby High Angle Rescue Services and Training
- Confined Space Rescue Services
- High Angle Inspection Services(and confined space)
- Spill Gate Inspections and maintenance
- Dam & Penstock Inspections
- Surge Tower Inspections
“Thanks to you and your crews’ professionalism and hard work, we’ve received very positive comments about how we hosted the site visit. Beyond the note below from Alstom, I also received similar verbal comments from some of the other vendors. Well done!”
Derek Sakamoto BC Hydro Engineering Civil Design – Hydrotechnical