Specialist Access


Duratec’s Specialist Access Division has a team of rope access personnel across Australia offering a wide range of access solutions for even the most inaccessible structures. Services include asset inspection and non-destructive testing, mechanical trade works and specialist engineering.

Rope access is regarded as one of the safest forms of access as well as being fast and cost effective in comparison to other methods such as scaffolding. Duratec provides specialist access services right across the board from initial condition assessments to major remediation projects.

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Inspections and testing are essential in ensuring a structures safety and reliability, particularly in the civil and mining sectors. Using rope access will reduce the shutdown period, resulting in a cost effective alternative to other access methods.

Our inspection and maintenance services include concrete inspections and repair, non-destructive testing, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection, fixed plant maintenance, installation of signage, glazing repair and replacement.

Click on the links below to view our inspection and maintenance projects.

Karara Mining Iron Ore Bin Remedial Works
Mintech Roof Replacement & Coating
Parmelia House Northern Elevation Remediation Work
Western Power Height Safety Rollout


Non Destructive Testing (NDT) is commonly used throughout industry including marine, mining, oil and gas, energy and renewables. Often areas in need of inspection and monitoring are located at height or in confined spaces. In these circumstances Duratec excels using rope access whilst the component/structure is in-service thus reducing cost.

Our inspectors are trained and certified to PCN/AINDT standards.
Duratec are able to provide the following NDT services:

Non-destructive testing (NDT)

  • Ultrasonic testing (UT)
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI)
  • Eddy Current Inspection (ECI)

Lifting and Rigging

  • Load tests on lifting equipment
  • NDT and Visual inspections on all lifted and lifting equipment
  • Lifting equipment recertification
  • Structural and mechanical inspections on cranes


This is often an unforeseen cost to building management. We are able to provide tailor made inspection and maintenance plans for your building and services include tinting, sealant and gasket replacement, window installations and replacement. Maintenance includes application of glass treatments, pollution and stain cleaning and investigative inspections. 

Click on the links below to view our glazing replacement and repair projects.

80 Stirling Street Glazing Inspection
108 St Georges Terrace Glazing Replacement Works


Offered as part of our inspection service, UAV inspection allows for a detailed and accurate inspection while promoting the hierarchy of safety controls by removing personnel exposure to potential hazards.

Drones use Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) technology, making them ideal for internal chimney stack inspections. As they use electric propulsion this avoids engine fumes, fuel and heat which is excellent in reducing environmental impact as well as risks in gas plants.

The drone accepts interchangeable pay loads such as HD digital SLR cameras, HD video cameras and thermal imaging cameras and have the ability to hover in winds up to 20 knots making them ideal for chimneys/towers, bridges, gas plants, oil rigs and pressure tanks.

Click on the links below to view our drone inspection projects.

BHP Nickel West Kalgoorlie UAV Inspection


Safety net installation is a proven engineered solution aimed at removing the hazards encountered when working at height. There are three main uses for safety nets depending on the desired application:

  • Personnel fall arrest nets
  • Light duty work platform (tensioned nets)
  • Debris nets
Click on the links below to view our safety net installation projects.

Hyatt Regency Perth Roof Replacement Net


All of our team are trained in confined space entry and rescue and we have extensive experience in working in difficult places; confined spaces still need to be cleaned, inspected and maintained. We have the knowledge and experience of working within tight spaces to accurately assess and control all risks with structures such as:

  • Chimneys
  • Shafts
  • Risers
  • Silos
  • Sewers
  • Tanks
  • Vessels


We provide design consultation, fabrication and construction of corporate sky signs. Installation methods include advanced rigging using cranes, winches and rope access.

We understand how important branding is and have designed ‘Smart signs’ to notify the owner of a fault and pin point its location, making maintenance cost effective. We are also able to program the sign to switch off to protect your brand until the fault is rectified.

Click on the links below to view our signage projects.

BHP Billiton Sky Sign Refurbishment


Our team has extensive experience in the inspection and maintenance of industrial chimney stacks.

We provide access in a variety of forms including:

  • Rope access
  • Swing stage
  • Bespoke platform
  • Alimak
  • Mast climber

We can inspect the stack either online or offline as part of a maintenance strategy or in response to a problem.

Click on the links below to view our industrial chimney projects.

Vales Point Power Station Chimney Stack Survey
Yallourn Power Station Chimney Refurbishment
Tarong Chimney Stack Inspection