Our Team

Adam Long

Adam Long

Director

One of the most experienced trainers in the industry, Adam previously worked freelance for most of the UK’s top rope access training providers. Having started his career with a landmark research contract for the HSE, he has since delivered training for situations as diverse as cable car rescue, backstage at the Royal Opera House and for the Royal Navy’s Board and Search school, HMS Raleigh. Adam sits on IRATA's training committee and led the complete rewrite of their rope access training syllabus. In his spare time, Adam climbs to a high standard and has won acclaim as a photographer.

Adrian Jebb

Adrian Jebb

Director

From desert towers to North sea oil rigs, Aide has travelled the world with his Level 3 ticket and supervised just about every kind of work out there. Straight out of school, he cut his teeth onshore air-sealing supermarkets and installing safety nets, before gaining his Level 3 aged only twenty-two. He then moved on to more long term and high profile contracts refurbishing cooling towers and flare stacks. After a spell offshore, his expanding family prompted him to settle down, and after gaining his trainer qualification he teamed up with Adam to set up Access Techniques, and became an IRATA assessor. Mountain sports are in the genes in the Jebb family, and Aide is no exception, not only climbing hard but also a competitive fell-runner and cyclist.

Danny Coleman

Danny Coleman

Lead Instructor

Despite growing up in the flatlands of Norfolk, Danny was a keen climber from a young age. After qualifying as a welder he combined his skills with a rope access qualification. He has since worked with specialist teams on oil and gas installations all over the world. Danny started training for us in 2015 and is now our lead instructor, whose patience, deep knowledge and clear instruction is often praised by trainees.

Laura Whitehouse

Laura Whitehouse

Office Manager

Laura is our first point of contact for customers and has been with Access Techniques for two years. In her spare time she's a keen martial artist, recently sparring her way to a British Silver Medal in Taekwondo. Head kicks are her speciality, non-payers beware!

Andy Gardner

Andy Gardner

Rope Access Trainer

Andy is a solid, well-travelled climber and expert paddler who lives in nearby Bamford. An experienced rope access supervisor on and offshore, his friendly manner and patient tuition puts beginners at ease. if you can afford him, he also offers stunt double services for celebs who don't like heights.

Dan Hegarty

Dan Hegarty

Rope Access Trainer

Dan lives in Hebden Bridge with his wife and young family, and mixes training for us with a variety of access supervision work on and offshore. A keen climber and mountain biker, Dan's steady demeanor has calmed many a nervous trainee.

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon

Rope Access Trainer

Originally from Northumberland, Tom is an accomplished boulderer and a popular face on the Sheffield climbing scene. He mixes training for us with rope access supervision offshore, and is renowned for his technical knowledge and fancy rope tricks.