Rope access is used when traditional access means do not work or are too cost prohibitive.  In many jurisdictions, there are specific regulations for rope access that dictate certification and work methods.  The methods, training and specialization guarantee that the work can be done more safely than using personal fall arrest equipment.   Some work can be done much quicker and at a much lower cost.  The Response Group will assess the work situation and  determine whether rope access is a viable alternative.