Rope access work situations often involve environments at significant height. They can be inside or outside, even confined, and are not suited for the use of collective protection. Work done in confined spaces carries additional difficulties related to the lack of space, and to the lack of means of autonomous progression.
Examples of operations: placement of rockfall or stabilization nets over a road structural inspection (bridge pilings...) exterior window cleaning on skyscrapers inspection of tanks
Technical specifics: the work area is accessed with ropes by specialized workers trained in rope access techniques access from above is preferred, as it is safer and simpler to set up