Emrill appoints head of high-level access and awarded full membership with the International Rope Access Trade Association | Emrill

Emrill appoints head of high-level access and awarded full membership with the International Rope Access Trade Association

December 26, 2022

UAE-based integrated facilities management service provider, Emrill, has achieved full operator membership status with the world-renowned International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA). The membership further elevates Emrill’s ability to provide an international standard of service delivery for high-level access projects in the region.

Emrill currently services over 200 high-level project sites for multiple clients across a diverse range of sectors, including residential, retail, commercial and hospitality. The organisation utilises a variety of safe, compliant, industry approved and regulated methods in its high-level access service delivery to buildings in excess of 400 metres, as per IRATA’s requirements and guidelines.

Emrill’s membership status coincides with the organisation’s appointment of Darren Williams as head of high-level access.  With over 12 years of experience in operations and height-based roles across the UAE and UK, Williams has expertise in the implementation and delivery of continuous improvement strategies for high-level access sites and international codes of practice.

In addition to maintaining Emrill’s standard of high-level access service delivery, Williams will ensure the company’s positioning as a preferred facilities management services provider for service, safety, compliance and quality in providing high-level access services.

Emrill’s operations director, Gopalakrishnan, commented on Williams’ appointment and the company’s IRATA membership: “Ensuring the safe delivery of high-quality services across Emrill’s contracts is at the core of everything we do. Achieving full membership status with an internationally recognised authority demonstrates Emrill can deliver world-class high-level and rope access services internally. This means our customers can be confident they will receive the same level of service they have become accustomed to from Emrill for a wider range of offerings.

“With the help and dedication of Emrill’s Centre of Excellence team, we are now recognised as a full operator member with IRATA. This milestone, paired with Darren joining the Emrill family, will enable us to soar to new heights across our current and future high-level access projects. Darren’s vast technical experience in the design and manufacture of high-level access safety systems, and strategies and operational management of teams across various sectors, will see Emrill continue on its growth trajectory in providing quality, unparalleled FM services in our region.”

Commenting on his new role, Williams said: “I am thrilled to have joined Emrill and now be part of a leadership team that embraces the innovation and improvement of FM services and the empowerment and development of its employees. Safety and quality are an integral part of Emrill, and to be part of a team that places significant value on these is essential in high-level project work. I aim to develop the already-impressive portfolio of esteemed clients and take Emrill to greater heights in the high-level access sector, as we strive to offer the highest standard of quality, safety and client satisfaction in high-access service delivery with our growing team of industry specialists.”

Williams holds an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Certificate in Safety Management In The Rope Access And Work At Height Industry, Risk Management, and NEBOSH General Certificate.