Stroma Specialist Access provides a professional inspection, maintenance and examination service for major UK infrastructure projects on the rail and highways networks and for buildings. With nationwide coverage and over 30 years’ experience, Stroma Specialist Access supports our clients with bespoke project support using specialist difficult access methods. Our highly experienced team was formed from HRS Services, and is dedicated to delivering a client-focussed and safe service to suit your project schedule and minimise disruption.
The team from Stroma Specialist Access has experience working on 1,000’s of the UK’s most prestigious road and rail bridges as well as many more unique structures. We have conducted Structural Inspections, Examinations & Maintenance work using rope access methods, confined space work and removal of vegetation. We are also committed to investing in and utilising the latest technology to improve the accuracy of client reports and create efficiencies by way of drones and other technologies.
Stroma Specialist Access is proud of our excellent safety record. We work in a professional, efficient manner to dramatically reduce possession times. The flexibility of equipment allows rigging and removal to be done faster than conventional access, meaning cost savings for you. Work can be undertaken at short notice, often at the same time as other works are being carried out.
Please pass on my thanks for being so consistently helpful and efficient. We will have no hesitation in using your company again and recommending you to others
Quantity Surveyor, KFB Ltd
Stroma (formerly HRS Services) provided an ongoing professional, efficient and comprehensive abseiling, testing and reporting service for over 10 years on behalf of Manchester City Council. They have proven to very cost effective in direct competition, whilst still maintaining the level of service required by the client
Consultant Structural Engineer, Manchester City Council
Thomasons have used Stroma (formerly HRS Services) for rope access surveys on dozens of occasions over many years and have always received an excellent service
We have worked on major railway to small rail bridge projects and have extensive experience working on HS1 for Network Rail.
All of our services for roads, highways and bridges are provided in accordance with Highways England’s Inspection Manual for Highways Structures.
Drone Surveys and Visual Inspections using Rope Access
Project Brief: Stroma Specialist Access spent Christmas Day 2018 working on Stratford box, the Stratford International Station for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. This built on the longstanding relationship we have built with Network Rail High Speed as their main supplier for examination works.
We implemented a cutting edge and flexible approach to conducting the examination works on the structure. In addition to standard Visual Inspections carried out by out qualified Rope Access engineers, the project involved the first use of a Drone on HS1 infrastructure.
Employing the DJI Matrice 210 RTK specialist drone platform, our pilots conducted a Drone Survey of the Stratford box. The Matrice 210 includes a camera with the ability to look up. This increased the accuracy of inspection data for the client and provided valuable reports from areas of the structure which were difficult to access.