IRATA and other work at height training


Skyline provides an extensive program of training courses at our custom built 7mtr height training facility located in just off the M4 at junction 32 in Taffs well, Cardiff.

Expert tuition is provided by our own professional IRATA trained Instructors each having archived extensive experience & qualifications in their individual disciplines.

The program includes:

  • IRATA training at all levels
  • Fall arrest awareness & practical application
  • Fall protection for managers & supervisors
  • Rooftop safety & awareness
  • Tower & mast climbing
  • Safe use of ladders & steps
  • Safe use of tools and equipment whilst working at height

In addition to those listed above we can also arrange bespoke courses to suit your training needs, please enquire online for these and course dates to suit your requirements.


Diamond Drilling


Skyline Rope Access has wide experience of carrying out diamond drilling, at height, on a variety of buildings and structures, where the use of conventional access method would prove to be expensive or disruptive.

Diamond drilling is a quiet, non percussive way of forming precision holes. Openings can be drilled through all types of material

including reinforced concrete. It’s an effective method of creating holes for the installation of pipes, cables or anchoring bolts and load carrying devices.

In Addition

  • Diamond drilling can also be used to take core samples from 50mm to 200m and to a depth of 2 meters.
  • Water and dust control measures can be adopted to maintain a clean working environment
  • Machines can be operated in horizontal, vertical and inverted positions for use just about anywhere including confined spaces




Skyline Rope Access Ltd employ qualified and experienced engineers who are able to undertake inspections of steep embankments, cuttings, rock & cliff faces or structures ranging from high rise housing & office blocks, bridges, towers, masts & chimneys to chambers, shafts & tunnels where confined spaces may pose a hazard. Levels of inspection available include:

  • Simple Visual
  • Safety & Quality
  • Full in-depth Condition

Safety & quality surveys will determine whether the fabric of a structure is in a safe & secure condition or can check the quality of workmanship on new & refurbished buildings.

For full in-depth condition survey’s the data collected is collated in a concise & readable report, with schedules of any defects supplemented by photographs & location drawings if required.

This provides a comprehensive picture of the type and location of significant defects both quickly & safely with the minimum disruption so that you can determine the most appropriate & cost effective strategy.


Maintenance & Repair


Skyline Rope Access offers a single source & cost effective solution for those high level maintenance projects that facilities managers have to address to protect against building degradation & subsequent loss of investment & to safeguard the general public

Rope access enables problems that involve working at height to be addressed quickly & economically with minimum disruption to each client. solutions can be quickly implemented with the costs normally generated by complicated management reduced

Skyline Rope Access has the skills & qualified personnel for many repair at height problems including:

  • Localised brick & Concrete repairs
  • Sealant installation and reinstatement
  • Painting & Coating application

Skyline Rope Access is a full IRATA Member & has had its quality management system audited to ISO 9001 by a UKAS approved audit team.


Curtain walling & cladding failures occur frequently, some as a result of design defects others through poor installation, Rectifying these problems once the building has been completed can be extremely expensive using conventional access methods

We at Skyline employ specialist abseilers with an extensive knowledge of curtain wall & cladding systems who can identify the causes for the failure & produce detailed reports with proposals & designs for cost effective remedial options

  • Leak detection & water testing
  • Independent review & on site performance testing
  • Quality control inspections of on-site installation processes
  • High level glazing replacement

Rope access is a single source solution; we gain access to the work area & carry out the task, meaning less administration, easier site co-ordination & controlled costs.




We employ IRATA trained abseilers with full Arboricultural (NPTC) qualifications to enable them to carry out the following tasks:

  • The removal of ivy and other plants from buildings, bridges and other structures.
  • Care and maintenance of trees located within atriums and
  • Vegetation clearance in road/rail cuttings and steep embankments.
  • Herbicide spraying and application.

Offering a cost effective solution to environmental  management where access is either difficult or restricted.


Skyline Rope Access has a wealth of experience in geotechnical work, especially where steep slopes or rock faces are involved.

Roped access teams can operate more efficiently & safer than any other access method, offering a significantly lower cost alternative to conventional access methods. Skyline Rope Access has expertise in:w De-scaling of rock outcrops & cliffs w Installation of soil nails & rock anchors

  • Installation & repair of rock fall protection netting
  • The installation of advanced avalanche protection systems
  • The installation of bio netting & erosion protection netting
  • The installation of Geoweb & other cellular confinement systems

Skyline Rope Access provides a single source service for all geotechnical solutions to minimise project management costs & to ensure that projects are completed safely


High Level Cleaning


Skyline Rope Access provides specialist teams of high level cleaners to tackle those internal and external problems that can only be solved by rope access.

Typically this type of work may include,

  •   Windows,
  •   Cladding,
  •   Gutters,
  •   Signs,
  •   Atriums
  •   High level steelwork,
  •   Full builders cleans,
  •   Guano removal,
  •   Pressure washing.

The company undertakes contracts for regular cleaning for many high-rise buildings across Britain but is equally at home for one-off cleans.


Drone Services


At Skyline Rope Access, we understand the risks and limitations that can present themselves when you need to carrying aerial photography and roof, building inspection and surveys.  For this reason, Skyline Rope Access employ the use of high performance, industrial specification, drones in order to undertake our surveys in a safe and efficient manner. In addition we can survey a rooftop for the suitability of rope access anchors

Each project is robustly Risk Assessed (RAMS) and planned to ensure the safe operation of our services. Our works are conducted to our CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Approved Operations Manual (Permission for Commercial Operation 8437) our drone surveying services are fully insured. Public Liability insurance is £5 million.

Using state of the art UAV technology, we are able to manoeuvre close to buildings and structures, into awkward or risky positions where another means of access may be unsafe, inappropriate or expensive.  As with our rope access services we avoid the use of scaffolding, cherry MEWPS and, in line with the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) Hierarchy of Risk Control.

Whether you need to check for defects at roof level or you require high resolution aerial photography of a particular property or region, our aerial inspection services are the ideal solution.  Service Description

Here is a quick guide to our UK aerial photography prices.

Our drone aerial photography pricing may vary depending on the complexity, associated risks and location of the drone aerial photography. Please call or email us to discuss your plans and requirements.

Each job is unique and because all aerial photography drone flights are covered by CAA regulations we always carry out a detailed online Pre-flight survey before sending you a final quote.

We do not do drone camera hire or drone rental without one of our pilots.

(*duration is dependent on individual agreements)

Our prices are exclusive of VAT

Travelling expenses in the UK are billed on a mileage basis and are agreed with the client in writing, prior to the start of the job.

Skyline Rope Access are happy to provide fixed price tenders and quotations to councils and other public sector organisations.

Service Description Half Day Price Full Day Price
DJI Drone Hire with ultra-HD 4k video camera with one pilot £325.00 £525.00
DJI Drone Hire with ultra-HD 4k video camera with two crew – A pilot and camera operator £450.00 £750.00
Aerial filming and photographs with editing and licensed music n/a *From £999.00
Residential Property aerial drone photography and video n/a *Packages start at £320.00
Full production service, ground based and aerial video with editing n/a *From £1495.00

All quotations and instructions are subject to Skyline Rope Access Terms and Conditions that are included with all quotations.

Site Survey, Booking, Deposit and Timing

Remote pilot aerial drone photography and video is affected by the weather especially in the U.K.  Therefore Skyline Rope Access have a flexible and pragmatic approach to scheduling client work.

We cannot operate our drones in rain or high winds.   Also clients may have specific requirements that restrict us to flying at specific times.

What We Need From You

The location of the shoot (with an exact postcode), proposed date and a brief containing as much background information as possible on what you want us to photograph and film.

Site Survey

We can then do an initial office based online site survey to see if the shoot is possible and if there are any other factors, flight restrictions or permissions that need to be considered.

In larger filming shoots the drone aerial photography may be a small part of an overall production.  However in order to comply with the terms of our CAA license we still need to complete our pre-flight survey.  This could involve a physical site visit.

Each job is unique with a mixture of external influences that can affect when and where we can film, but we plan ahead to decrease possible disruptions.

Booking & Deposit

If the result of our site survey is positive Skyline Rope Access will send you a quote with a detailed brief of the shoot, provisional date and costs.

If you are happy with our quotation, we may arrange a physical site visit to discuss any final arrangements.

We operate a provisional booking system with a firm shoot date been agreed when we have received a 25% deposit.


We monitor the weather forecast 5 days in advance of any shoot.  If the signs are not good we talk to the client 48 hours prior to the shoot.

At this point we will reschedule the shoot to the next suitable date at no additional cost and the booking deposit is transferred to the new date. Weather is a known business risk in the UK, so we have to be as flexible as possible to ensure that bookings can be rearranged.

If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled due to factors out of our control (live events, client availability) Skyline Rope Access do not offer a refund of the initial deposit.

If we both decide to stay with the original date and we have bad weather, our pilots will wait on site as long as possible in the hope of a break in the weather.

If we arrive on site and are unable to shoot on the day we will charge in full, but offer clients a 25% discount off the price of the second shoot on the follow up date.


If the client cancels the shoot within 7 days of the scheduled date the 25% deposit will not be refunded.




Additional Activities (to be renamed case studies)


Skyline Rope Access has a wealth of experience in geotechnical  work associated with large civil engineering or construction sites to make working areas safe, particularly where steep slopes or rock faces are close.

Roped access teams can operate more efficiently and safer than any other access method and offers a significantly lower cost alternative to conventional methods.

Skyline Rope Access has expertise in:-

  • Descaling rock outcrops and cliffs,
  • Removal of loose material and vegetation,
  • Installation of rock nails and rock anchors,
  • Installation and repair of rock fall protection netting,
  • Installation of advanced avalanche protection systems.
  • Installation and repair of bio netting.

Skyline Rope Access provides a single soiurce service for all geotechnical solutions to minimise project management costs and to ensure that projects are completed with a minimum of fuss, safely and to budget.