Though Alta Access’ capabilities are wide and varied, we specialize in the design and installation of debris containment, work position and fall protection nets.

Because falling debris poses risks to workers, occupants and pedestrians we are responsive to emergency situations and the timeliness of the situation in the installation of debris containment netting. Our close working relationship with netting manufacturers allows us to assess, design and mitigate quickly in emergency situations.

In planned projects, such as new construction, Alta Access assists with the installation of fall protection for workers at height and work platform netting to increase worker efficiency in uncomfortable locations or areas where scaffolding is infeasible. Installations meet OSHA regulation 1926.502(c) for safety netting and materials and meet ANSI A10.11 standards

Industry Participation

Alta Access staff are SPRAT-certified (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) and are experienced in construction, engineering and architecture.

Key personnel have been instrumental in the development of the ASTM International E2505-07 Standard Practices for Industrial Rope Access.

We are active in these American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committees: Personal Equipment for Protection against Falls-Descent Controllers and Safety Requirements for Rope Access Systems.


Recognizing the need for highly specialized inspections in extreme locations, Kent Diebolt founded Vertical Access (VA) in 1992, pioneering the use of industrial rope access (IRA) in the United States. For more than two decades, VA has worked on hundreds of structures, historically significant buildings and landmarks throughout the United States and Canada, ranging from Independence Hall in Philadelphia to the Chrysler Building in New York City, and from the 19th century wooden Hanging Flume structure in Colorado to the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, a modern cable-stay bridge in South Carolina.

In 2016, the VA Partners formed Alta Access LLC, a company that compliments VA’s inspection and testing roots in a contractor-based role. Alta Access builds on two decades of experience using IRA techniques on a wide variety of structures at height by expanding into new markets with new capabilities.