Case study 4


Industrial rope access vs. scaffolding

Municipal swimming pool, St. Pieters Woluwe, Brussels, Belgium for Group Baeck Jansen



The brief was as follows:

Paint repairs and corrections working from snag-list to new roof and support structure of swimming pool.


Options: Scaffolding, Rope Access or Cradles






Erection 60 hours   Set up 1 hour   Set up 12 hours
Task 230 hours   Task 160 hours   Task 205 hours
Dismantle 36 hours   Clear 1 hour   Dismantle 8 hours
Total 326 hours     162 hours     235 hours



Value of rope access vs. scaffolding

Traditionally a task involving scaffolding, the table demonstrates how these other forms of access can gain the client flexibility and savings.


Value of rope access vs. cradles

Even mobile platforms require a measure of installation - industrial abseiling does not.


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Capaxis had its roots in the UK, before relocating its main offices to Belgium. The company possesses operating centres in Brussels and Wavre and has considerable experience in national and international contracts. The history of the company as well as its structure enables us to adopt a flexible attitude and combines the technical possibilities of a company of our size and experience with the advantages of a local base.


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