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Rope Access Technician

Reach new heights

Are you an outdoor person? Not afraid of heights? Adventurous enough to work at heights of 10, 30 or even 60 meters? Was your answer yes to all of the above? Become a rope access technician!

Using ropes, we reach work sites at height. When maintenance or inspection at height is needed, it is usually performed with scaffolding or aerial work platforms. But sometimes these conventional methods are not feasible. At times like these, we use rope access. We do this using ropes, climbing techniques and safety equipment.


Career opportunities

Career oppertunities as rope access technician

Make yourself irreplaceable and develop into an all-round technician! As a rope access technician you will perform work at height or complex locations in addition to 'climbing'. The development possibilities are endless. Will you become an NDT inspector, a painter or both? Read more about your start at Bilfinger Height Specialists here:

1. IRATA L1 technician

You begin your first week with an IRATA training. During the training you will learn the basic skills of rope access and working safely at height. Do you complete this successfully? Then you are officially a rope access technician!

2. Experience

Now it's time to make some hours as rope access technician. You will get to work in different locations and markets. Explore the field, try to get used to the heights and get the ropes techniques right.

3. Certificates & skills

During your first years, you will go on to obtain many certificates and increase your skillset. These include NDT inspector, insulation fitter, flange fitter and painter.

4. IRATA L2 technician

Meanwhile, you have made 1000 hours of rope and may become IRATA L2 technician. First complete the IRATA L2 training course and pass the exam. With this you broaden your knowledge to handle possible challenges in the field!

An IRATA L2 training goes into detail on various ways of rigging (attaching the ropes). Multiple techniques and various rescues are also covered during this training. An IRATA Level 2 is under the supervision of the IRATA Level 3 supervisor.

5. Specialisation

What are your interests and qualities? Explore which jobs appeal to you. Do you enjoy painting, welding, working with electrics or is it your dream to work offshore?

6. IRATA L3 supervisor

After another 1000 hours of experience as an L2, you may become an IRATA L3 supervisor! Here, you will manage your own team. You do this by motivating, keeping quality high, but above all you ensure the safe progress of the projects.

Bilfinger Height Specialists



Rope Access



Bilfinger Height Specialists is a specialized rope access company in Bergschenhoek. We use rope techniques to make the unreachable reachable where we perform various construction activities.

With rope access we use ropes, climbing techniques and safety equipment to gain access to places that are difficult to reach. This can be in height or depth, work locations above water, in confined spaces or inside buildings. With these we avoid obstacles in a safe and efficient way to perform work at height. We apply the IRATA standards.

The Team

The Team

You will be working in a young, diverse and international team so it is important that you speak fluently English. In this challenging and varied position, you will have all the freedom and opportunities to achieve your goals and continue to develop yourself. Do you prefer to work in a team but also have the qualities to work independently? Are you driven, flexible and hardworking? Then we would like to meet you!


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Henri Hoogenes
Managing Director
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