Over the past decade Michael has been involved with various projects for large corporations in both Australia and overseas as a rope access technician, rigger and commercial air diver.

A qualified Level 3 IRATA rope access safety supervisor, he has extensive experience as a team leader performing construction, rigging and maintenance tasks. These include: mechanical fitting, structural modification, plant maintenance, industrial painting, steel erection, installation of telecommunications feeders, electrical cables and various methods of inspection.

​Previous project locations and clients include:
  • - Bass Strait Victoria - Esso, Origin Energy and Santos
  • - North West Shelf Western Australia - Woodside, Jadestone Energy,
  •   Apache, Chevron Barrow Island
  • - ENAP Sipetrol Argentina and Rio Tinto Queensland.
Civil projects include:
  • - Adelaide and Melbourne desalination plants along with a
  •   multitude of smaller scale projects across Victoria and
  •   interstate.
Mark joined the team at the start of the year after becoming a qualified rope access technician. Mark has worked in the oil and gas sector as both a saturation and air diver, advanced rigger and qualified CSWIP inspector on some of the biggest oil and gas projects throughout Australasia.

Diving is a means of access in an often arduous environment and is therefore very similar in its nature to rope access work. The presence of mind, safety aspects, and stamina required are equal in both disciplines.

In addition to his offshore subsea experience, Mark has spent several years working in commercial construction as a leading hand and site supervisor. Mark's consistent approach to any project, regardless of scope, takes all elements into account. This enables project details to be conveyed clearly to the client for quality assurance.


An A grade electricaian Louis has worked in a FIFO capacity throughout Australia on various mine sites and gas plants for numerous contracting companies.

In addition to his electrical licence, Louis holds a Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation, EEHA - Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas, has an OGUK and Rail Medical cat 3 and is trained in TTSA - Train Track Safety Awareness (RIW).

An experienced Level 3 IRATA team leader with a wealth of exposure to rope access and a broad set of skills, Louis is a valuable member of the team at Southern Access.



​​​​​ With over six years of experience as a rope access technician and Level 3 IRATA Supervisor within the oil and gas industry, Jess has had a broad range of exposure to the many environments in which he has both conducted and supervised rope access. 

Highly motivated with a strong focus on safety and excellent time management skills enable Jess to work well toward deadlines.

Recently returned from Chevron's Gorgon Project in Western Australia where he was site Supervisor for Hertel Modern, we are happy to have Jess back and onboard at Southern Access.

Advanced Rigger, MSIC Holder, [email protected], Confined Space Entry, Forklift Operator, First Aid, Construction Induction, CSTP, BOSIET, Driver Awareness Trained.
- Level 3 IRATA Technicians
- Con Space, Gas Test & BA
- MC and HR Operators
- White Card Holders
​- MSIC pass for Ports
​- RF EME Awareness
- Working @ Heights
- Advanced Riggers

- CSWIP Inspectors

​- First Aid & CPR

     Bayside Sandringham
Conveniently located south of the river in Sandringham, our depot provides rapid response to any project, small or large in Bayside, Melbourne's south east or greater Victoria.

Call or email us for further information regarding services we can provide for you.

Gypsy Way Sandringham

​    0404 155 172 or  0402 760 560