Robotics and rope access – options for building owners to reduce costs and risk
Advances in inspection technology are playing an increasing role in minimizing risk in the industrial space. The options for inspections of facilities building and industrial structures require some form of human involvement.
A need for change is inevitable. The rate of workplace injuries increase when a worker is exposed to heights or difficult access site.
In an effort to minimise the risk , the use of drones and robotic technology are options worth considering.
Robotic devices may not completely eliminate the need for the traditional building maintenance worker but it does make it less likely that rope access, building maintenance units (BMUs) or gantries will be the only means o perform routine maintenance tasks on the facade of a building.
Where human involvement is minimised then the risk of human error is diminished.
The following video is just one recent example of the fusion of robotics and technology = mechatronics.