Rope Access Sydney
This one is a beauty!
I think that this has to be one of the most exciting Rope Access jobs that I have ever carried out in the City of Sydney.
I am going to progress this job with a few articles as we are going into a bit of an unknown. We have spoken with the Rigging Company in charge of the maintenance of the pole and have been told that there is a Bosun's Chair to get to the top of the pole for inspections. OK!
We are only after a good set of connection points on the top that will allow us to have two points of attachment for each rope access technician and some good connection for out protective basket that we will be working in to contain any paint spills, etc.
As you can imagine, the Sydney Foreshore and Environmental Protection Agency is very strict in protecting the Sydney Harbour Waterways.
We have been informed that there are two steel cable hauling systems for the flag and inspection purposes. Each one is rated to 2000kg. Also that there are permanent eye bolt connections at the tope that we will be able to fix into. As yet a diagram has been unavailable, so we will find out tommorrow when the first rope access technician ascends the pole.
Well, bright and early for our induction and it will be full setups and preparation through the day for full safe rope access work positioning to carry out the works.
Sydney Darling Harbour! The Townview Boys are here to paint your 200 foot flag.
A BIG Thanks to Greg Beard who is the Supervising Engineer on this project.
I look forward to bringing you the various stages of the project and hope that you enjoy the adventure as much as we will.
Until the next article, Mike King,
Sydney Rope Access Technician.