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Vertical Access Ltd

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Andy Short
Unit E211 Warmco Industry Park
East Gate, Manchester Road

About Vertical Access Ltd

Vertical Access Ltd was established in 1988 by Paul Braithwaite with the aim of developing methods for working at heights and applying them to a variety of commercial and industrial projects.

The company is now one of the leading industrial rope-access companies in Britain, and provides consulting services and rope-access solutions for difficult-to-reach areas. Vertical Access have a commitment to providing a fast and personal response to meet the needs of its clients.

Our abseiling technicians are trained and assessed with the IRATA training scheme. We offer a range of specialist services, including ground and slope stabilisation, de-vegetation, rail and nuclear work, industrial surveys, inspections and testing, geotechnical contracts, building inspections, repair and maintenance, bridge inspections repair and maintenance, soil nailing and ground anchors and sign and banner installation. All work is carried out by appropriately qualified personnel. We are Link Up approved and are members of Constructionline and SAFEcontractor.

We also offer IRATA training courses to all levels, and courses in safe working at height.

Technical Services
Vertical Access is based near Manchester and offers a range of specialised rope-access services, with work carried out by appropriately qualified personnel working throughout the UK and Europe.

Civil Engineering Services
  • Structure-condition surveys
  • Principal inspections
  • Safety checks
  • MPI, dye pen and ultrasonic testing
  • Boroscope inspections
  • Crack monitoring
  • Material sampling
Maintenance and Repair Services
  • Concrete repairs
  • Mastics and sealants
  • Panel and wall ties
  • Protective coatings
  • Brickwork repairs
  • Corrosion protection

Installation Services
  • Cladding systems
  • Glazing systems
  • Signs and banners
  • Ground anchors (fixing and testing)
  • Duct and conduit installation
  • Access and safety systems
  • Safety netting
Geotechnical Services
  • Rockface surveys
  • Descaling
  • Rock bolting
  • Rock meshing
  • Foundation/retaining walls
  • Pressure pointing
  • Rockfall protection

Industrial Rope Access Training
  • IRATA training courses (levels 1, 2, 3 and refresher)
  • Safe working at height
  • Harness awareness
  • Work restraint on an embankment
  • Basic fall arrest course
  • Safe working at height in theatres
Confined Spaces
  • Inspection
  • Cleaning
  • Internal coatings

IRATA Training & Rope-Access Courses
Vertical Access Ltd is one of the leading training companies in the UK and was established by Paul Braithwaite over 20 years ago. Our Training Manager, Richard Hudson, is one of the most experienced and respected trainers in the UK and has an excellent first-time pass rate.

Paul Bingham, Health & Safety Director for Vertical Access, was formerly Chairman of IRATA and an IRATA Assessor. He is now Chairman of the IRATA Health & Safety Committee, and made a significant contribution to the recently published IRATA International Code of Practice.

Our courses are designed to cover all elements of the IRATA training syllabus and current legislation. Our comprehensive training manual is an excellent reference aid whilst training, and to working in the industry.

All courses take place at the “Leeds Wall” Climbing Centre, where we have our own indoor training facility, which has recently undergone renovation. The facility uses structural steelwork, which gives an industrial feel and is non-weather dependent.

During the course candidates will be able to try out a range of rope-access equipment, and are given the opportunity to buy equipment at a discounted price at the end of their training.

Our website provides information on:
  • IRATA Level 1 training courses
  • IRATA Level 2 training courses
  • IRATA Level 3 training courses
We also run refresher training courses, and offer courses in all aspects of safe working at heights.

Reviews & Testimonials for Vertical Access Ltd

5 star review
October 01, 2017
Your instructor, Richard Hudson, has to be the best instructor I have been involved with in my 15 years in Rope Access. His knowledge, patience and attitude are a credit to your company and it was a pleasure to deal with Vertical Access Ltd in all aspects. The Leeds Wall is a very good facility, with a varied degree of access challenges to suit all levels and is recommended, especially in the winter months.

I would not hesitate in recommending your course or company for any aspect of rope access, be it training or industrial work requirements.

Once again, many thanks for everyone’s assistance.
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5 star review
September 06, 2017
Thanks to all of you for your awesome help, and I would like to take the opportunity to say that Rich Hudson is the best trainer I have encountered in eight years of Rope Access.
Testimonial by
5 star review
March 06, 2017

You are an excellent teacher with the gift of being able to present
information easily, succinctly and with clarity – a real rarity – all of
which was very much appreciated.

All the best,
Jonathan (Level 1)
Testimonial by
Jonathan (Level 1)
Vertical Access Ltd. 5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.


Products & Services

Liquid applied roofing

Rope stablisation

IRATA Level rope access training

liquid applied water proofing

soil Nailing

rock bolting

rock bolt

IRATA Level 3 Training courses

IRATA Level 2 Training courses

IRATA Level 1 Training courses

Internal Coatings



Safe Working at Height in Theatres

Basic Fall Arrest Course

Work Restraint on an embankment

Harness Awareness

Safe Working at Height

IRATA training courses

Rockfall protection

Pressure pointing

Foundation/retaining walls

Rock meshing

Rock bolting


Rockface surveys

Safety netting

Access and safety systems

Duct and conduit installation

Ground anchors (fixing and testing)

Signs and Banners

Glazing systems

Cladding Systems

Corrosion Protection

Brickwork Repairs

Protective Coatings

Panel and Wall ties

Mastics and Sealants

Concrete Repairs

Material sampling

Crack monitoring

Boroscope inspections

MPI, dye pen and ultrasonic testing

Safety checks

Principal inspections

Structure condition surveys

Vertical Access Ltd General Description

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