"All technicians receive extensive training and independent assessment and are required to undergo re-training every three years"
This project involved the coating repair of 144 wharf access pylons using rope access teams plus the equipment supply for installation of 200 stainless steel permanent anchors and the re-tensioning of the Wharfs fender bolts
The rope access worker works from two ropes - a working rope and a back-up, safety rope - and is permanently attached to both.
Each rope has a separate anchorage point.
In the unlikely event of the working rope becoming damaged or unusable, the safety rope prevents a fall.
To prevent accidental dropping all tools of a suitable weight are attached to the technician at all times; heavier items are independently suspended. A minimum of two technicians are required for any job so as to enable mutual surveillance - an extra safety feature.
Training includes rescue procedures.
All equipment is regularly inspected and well maintained.
30 rope access technicians were hired for this project.