Who we are

We are a highly experienced team of professionals who use ropes to get us to places you can’t reach. We specialise in high/difficult rope access works and safety installations. Our depth of experience and knowledge allows us to provide clients with an informed opinion, followed up with efficient and truly innovative solutions.

An Avalon geotechnical team with a rigged drill on a slope above the sea

Avalon has been at the forefront of the rope access scene since its beginning. We’ve been delivering top-notch solutions throughout NZ (and overseas) on time, on budget with unshakeable commitment to ensure that safety, quality and environmental targets are met.

Major repeat clients include the NZTA, local authorities, major contractors, power generators and infrastructure operators. Active connections with the industry worldwide keep us up to date with the latest developments and equipment. Avalon regularly works for some of New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious companies, taking projects from design through to completion on budget and schedule. We do not let you down (or leave you hanging).

Our personnel

Avalon provides you with a team you can be confident will deliver and act responsibly, professionally and efficiently. We aim to recruit and keep the best people in the industry.

Each member of the Avalon team is trained according to the internationally recognised Industrial Rope Access Trades Association (IRATA) training guidelines: our safety record is second to none. Each team member is also trained in fall arrest, first aid and life support, hazard management and confined space entry and has specific training in agrochemicals, chainsaws, work authorities, permit receivers and generic inductions. We take our work seriously.

What we do

Our four main areas of expertise:

We cover the bases from site investigation (hazard assessment) to consultancy, design, supply and installation, maintenance and IQP certification. When it comes to geotechnical slope stabilisation, rockfall control, difficult access inspection/maintenance and height safety systems, Avalon is a standard apart. Avalon has extensive experience delivering a wide range of services on communication sites across NZ and a reputation for its top quality reports. AVALON maintains OSH-compliant procedures to provide safe rope access solutions to clients, no matter what the location. You are in safe hands.

How we work

Our goal is to minimise your risks, while adding value to your project. We promise a rapid response and to meet our time, budget, safety and quality targets. Our standards are second to none. AVALON regularly works closely with many of New Zealand’s major consulting engineers, local authorities, Damwatch, IGNS and other specialists, ensuring that our work is as good as it can get.

Why choose us?

  1. Our unbeatable combination

    Proactive, innovative attitude with unequalled experience. For Avalon, no challenge is too big, no problem too hard.

  2. Experience

    The Avalon senior management team has over six decades of broad experience and in-depth knowledge of industrial rope access between them.

  3. Innovation

    We pride ourselves on our outstandingly innovative approach to all we undertake. There’s no rope access challenge we can’t meet. Guaranteed.

  4. Performance

    We deliver a safe, professional service, leaving our clients with a high quality end result, on time, on schedule, on budget.

  5. Location

    Avalon’s Hamilton base and South Island-based staff enable us to provide a rapid response for clients anywhere in New Zealand and we’ve often been called to work on challenging projects abroad

  6. Equipment & resources

    Avalon sources and stocks various fully certified high performance products from proven international suppliers. Thanks to our active connections with the industry worldwide we have the latest resources and equipment.

  7. Our track record

    Since 1995 the Avalon team has successfully worked on challenging projects throughout New Zealand, constantly developing and implementing new techniques, actively problem-solving.