Start a Rope Access Business

Rope access allows workers to access difficult-to-reach locations without the use of scaffolding and other platforms. It is also known as industrial climbing. Rope access engineers’ job is to descend, ascend, and traverse ropes. The main goal is to eliminate the likelihood of a fall. Proper training is imperative in this business.

Business Models

  • Manufacture, wholesale and retail of rope access equipment
  • Rope access training
  • Window cleaning
  • Painting facades
  • Provide the expertise to construction and other companies (consulting) 
  • Inspections and repairs on oil platforms
  • Performing routine maintenance


In order to run this business, you will have to purchase height safety, rescue and rope access equipment such as a jag rescue kit, stainless steel expansion bolts, helmets, foot stirrup, harnesses, fall arrestors, carabiners, connectors, etc. For the adventure sport see Abseiling.