Safety and Health Office

Guidelines for Rope Access Work

High scaler at Hoover Dam construction site, 1932

These guidelines were developed in 2002–2004 for updating and standardizing the techniques, safety practices, and to some extent, the equipment used by Bureau of Reclamation personnel when performing tasks that require the use of rope to access the work site.

The full report is a 2.4-MB PDF file.

Various related forms are also available here as Microsoft Word® documents:



Last Updated: 4/3/17