I want to thank our rope access technician, José Martínez. He is co-founder of HRS (Hard Rigging Solutions). This company is comprised by SPRAT* and IRATA* technicians, commited to perform high quality rope access with security as a premise. They are focused on show business rigging** even though they have experience in all sorts of vertical jobs. We can confirm the later by the amazing work done in the field.
HRS is commited to change rope access, particularly rigging, in Mexico, a country where, unfortunately working conditions for vertical workers are precarious and working rights are non-existent. Law states that anyone with a helmet and a harness can do rope access. This leads to serious non documented accidents and deaths per year. Sadly in this country, big companies will rather save some money and pay non certified workers to do the jobs, and companies like HRS, that want to make things right by having prepared people and safety protocols, are disregarded.
I invite you to promote local business like this. So... If you ever need rope access for any of your projects don't hesitate to contact this guys!!
Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/Hard-Rigging-Solutions-HRS-338694383615613/
The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) is a member-driven organization that advances the safe use of rope access through education, standards development, and certification administration. (https://sprat.org))
**IRATA is an acronym for the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, that was formed in the UK in the late 1980’s, to solve maintenance challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry. (https://irata.org/page/about-us))
* HRS has worked for famous artists like Roger Waters, Rammstein, Slayer, etc; music festivals like EDC; fanous shows like Cirque di Soleil and Disney events, among many others.
rigger profile: Someone able to provide rigging services to protect persons at, or close to, exposed drops (using a harness and techniques for work restraint, work in suspension or fall arrest), to rescue persons stuck at height, or to haul / lower relatively light production equipment. The range of rigging services involved includes industrial rope access, tree work, caving, rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoneering, etc. each having their own specialist equipment and techniques, and therefore differing skillsets and experience.