SCA Rope Access 1

Sean Matthews and Steve King

The SCA Group, established 14 years ago, proudly announces the launch of their Rope Access Division. SCA’s Rope Access team will be a key part of the SCA Group, Dorset-based access and containment specialists, where the support service now includes maintenance and repair of high level structures typically difficult to reach and either impossible or expensive to scaffold.

In addition, the SCA Group are leading a bid supported by Weymouth College for £1m of Government funding to re-skill their workforce, and that of other local companies. Weymouth College plan to train the workforce which would be required to maintain the Navitus Bay Wind Farm proposed off the Dorset and Hampshire coast, and any other regional wind farm, but also to fulfil a whole host of other local industrial and engineering positions, many currently suffering skills shortages.

John Donaldson (Head of Rope Access – SCA Group) commented

“This specialist work is required UK-wide on and offshore, and we are delighted to be investing in training and expanding our team to meet the growing requirements of the renewables industry. There is a huge variety of work that the Rope Access Division can carry out, for instance we have just completed projects at several offshore wind farms carrying out remedial works.”

 Sean Matthews (Project Engineer at Navitus) said

“Subject to full planning, we will need all manner of specialist trades and skills to build and maintain Navitus Bay Wind Farm. It is great to see local firms aiming for this Government funding opportunity to re-skill local people in preparation for it.”

SCA’s support service includes non-destructive testing, surface preparation, blasting and painting. They have also just completed a specialist restoration project repainting the hull of HMS Victory at Portsmouth Naval Base, a scheme requiring several men using rope access to restore the finish.

 SCA Rope Access supports SCA Scaffolding Projects in schemes which are unsuitable for scaffold, and work alongside SCA ProTect, containment specialists weather-proofing and covering anything from contaminated concrete, banks, bridges, oil rigs and art galleries with their robust, environmentally friendly, fire resistant material.


Picture taken 21st December 2012 at initial bid planning meeting:

Sean Matthews, Project Engineer Navitus Bay and Steve King, Managing Director of the SCA Group

One comment

  1. hi im very interested in moving in to this area of work. i have a background of rope access skills along with a veryied trade base ability,and have also worked on the spinnaker tower and 6 years on the solent forts projects.

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