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Cleaning Leeds Station

SAS Rope & Rail have a varied and wide ranging work load and no two days are ever the same.  We thought we would share with you some of the projects we are currently working on, starting with Leeds Station.

SAS Rope & Rail are at the start of a 5 year contract working for SISK Rail at Leeds train station. This is a huge project cleaning all the structural steel work at the Leeds blog

station.  Over the years petrochemical fumes and airborne dirt has built up on the steel work meaning the station isn’t looking at its absolute best, for those who look close enough anyway!


So our Rope Access boys have been going to up to Leeds most Saturday nights since the beginning of 2015 to clean the steel using non-corrosive cleaner and then protecting the steel work with nano technology sealant.  This stops the debris settling and improves the life of the steel work. Visit purenano for more information.


If you’d like to know more about the cleaning services we can offer you using rope access, or for any other information, please call us on 01793 644908 or use the form below.

SAS Rope & Rail are proud to say we have again passed our annual RISQS audit with the highest rating of 4 out of 4 stars.

By being part of the RISQS scheme (formerly known as Achilles Link-Up), we are included on the list of approved suppliers.  This means we are visible to buyers who are looking for new suppliers or contractors within the rail industry, and who want to reduce the risk, cost and effort of ‘going in blind’.  By using the approved suppliers list, buyers have peace of mind that we have all passed a very in-depth audit and all our policies and procedures are as they should be.

This is our fourth consecutive year of achieving this accreditation and means that SAS Rope & Rail are permitted to complete a wide scope of works on the rail network.

Some of the work we are currently undertaking includes cleaning of the structural steel work at Leeds Station.  LeedsOur rope access guys have been working Saturday night shifts in Leeds for the last few months to get the station back to its sparkling best.Here’s a few of our rope access boys hard at work! 

We also specialise in rope access bridge inspections, and even offer safety boat services so that all your needs are covered.

You can find all of the services we offer on our website including rope access, safety boat hire, structural inspections and window cleaning

To find out more, please call us on +44 1793 644908 or visit our contact us page.


Dick’s Rope Access Equipment


SAS Anchorage, a subsidiary company of SAS Rope & Rail, has teamed up with Bristol based Rope Access Equip. Proprietor, Richard “Dick” Hall supplies SAS anchorage products directly from his premises, and these can be used with the portable safety equipment.

In addition,  Rope Access Equip, supplies a complete range of rope access equipment to companies and individuals across the UK. Petzl and DMM hardware and Mammut rope always in stock and ready for quick dispatch.

Please visit for more information and quick deliveries.

New A380 Kingkerswell Bypass De-vegetation Project


Over an eight week period, SAS Rope & Rail removed all vegetation, including mature trees, along the route of the new A380 Kingskerswell bypass. A fifteen man team worked during weekend possession/ weekday under COSS site warden supervision, and among them our skilled team of rope access technicians were able to safely and easily access the tricky areas of de-veg works.
The project was completed two weeks ahead of schedule, successfully avoiding any interruption to the bird nesting season.

Rope Access – Commercial Building Clean


During April 2013, SAS Rope & Rail completed a large commercial building clean, removing algae and airborne dirt. All areas were treated by hand with algae remover before being pressure washed, leaving the building looking as new. Dead Weight Trolleys were used as a portable anchorage solution for the rope access technicians because there were no available anchor points on the roof of the building.
Dead Weight trolleys are available at Please contact SAS Rope & Rail at for more information or a no obligation site survey and quote.