Thursday, 26 January 2012

Rope Access Silo Clean Yorkshire

Rope Access Silo Clean

Today we have completed the internal clean to a 23 metre silo using rope access methods for an International Glass manufacturer in East Yorkshire.
Our RAMS - Risk Assessments and Method Statements consisted of both the undertaking of the task and rescue procedures.... all paperwork was agreed with the clients H&S Manager prior to our site visit.

We deployed 3 technicians to carry out the de-scaling of a silo which contained Dolamite/Calcium Magnesium, this substance created a very dusty atmosphere when agitated.
The silo was quite big, not only in height but in shape...4 metres x 3 metres, with a main access hatch and access portholes to thread ropes through, all anchored from structural steelwork.......rope to rope transfers were the order of the day.
The use of PPE inside the silo was of paramount importance in the dusty this case P3 dust particle masks, protective gloves, safety eye goggles and protective coveralls were issued......
We ensure that all of our technicians entering a Confined Space are qualified to do so.
Our technicians are fully trained in rescue scenarios......and always supplied with suitable PPE....this, conforming to the Confined Space Regulations 1997 and PUWER 1998......

Its hard to believe that some Companies let their employees into Confined Spaces without correct training and without issueing them the correct PPE!!!!

Whilst inside the silo our technicians carried out a number of 'rope2rope transfers' and 'rope ascents' to get to the correct work position to scrape the bridged Dolamite form the walls of the silo ready for the new product to be delivered..........the next day!

If your Organisation requires any of our services.......we operate on a National basis....please dont hesitate to contact us

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

City & Guilds and our staff Qualifications

After successfully completing our City & Guilds Level 2 in Cleaning & Support Services, we are very happy to receive our certificates with confirmation of passing all modules.......

We also have another two technicians half way through their City & Guilds Level 2 in Cleaning & Support Services.....

Although our staff are highly trained and qualified to IRATA levels 1,2 & 3, Confined Space Trained, BICS, CCSNG, IOSH & NEBOSH......Britannia Safecontractor and SM&MS audited.....

We have recently been asked by a number of our clients whether our staff are City & Guilds Qualified........This will be common place within the coming year that all cleaning & maintenance contractors will have to display to clients ...a high standard of training for all staff members.

With thanks to the guys @!/Impact43Training

Monday, 23 January 2012

Rope Access Silo Cleaning Birmingham

We deployed 3 Rope Access Technicians to carry out the internal cleaning to a silo over the weekend.
Our multi skilled technicians are all highly trained and certificated for entry, egress and rescue in confined spaces

The silo which contained polypropylene pellets was emptied to make way for a different product. Our services were engaged to de-contaminate the silo, which consisted cleaning off plastic dust residue on the internal walls and roof.

The works were carried out on behalf of a Global Automotive Company, we have been the preferred contractor for specialist cleaning solutions for a number of years.

If your organisation requires Confined Space Cleaning, Maintenance or Inspection please dont hesitate to Contact Us

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Rope Access Petzl Asap & Asap'sorber

We have today, supplied all of our technicans with new 'back up' devices......Petzl Asaps & Asap'sorbers.

We have had to address the current situation on Petzl's statement not recommending the Petzl Shunt be used for Industrial Rope Access purposes........we have been using the Shunt for 12 years!

Although our technicians have used Asap's during training......there was a bit of trepidation on the change over.......after using them for a day....the feedback was good!

If your Organisation requires any of our services......please dont hesitate to contact us

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

High Level Steelwork Cleaning using Aid Climbing & Rope Access

We have started a new contract this week delivering high level cleaning to internal steelwork, frames and glazing at Millenium Point in Birmingham City Centre.

We deployed 3 Rope Access Technicians to carry out high level cleaning to steelwork with over ten years worth of dust & dirt on it. Method: Initially we had dustdown with hand brushes, followed up with a damp wipe over and then a dry wipe over using micro fibre gloves......we have also been tasked to clean the glazing to the internal IMAX 3D cinema, also inside Millenium Point..........the whole task is a mixture of dayshifts and nightshifts and will take approx 2 weeks.

If your Organisation requires any working at height or difficult access cleaning, maintenance or inspection, please don't hesitate to contact us

Monday, 9 January 2012

Rope Access Window Cleaning Birmingham

We have started a new contract today in Birmingham City Centre at the Birmingham Ormiston Academy or BOA for short.......the BOA is a purpose built college that was completed lastyear.

The problem with cleaning windows on a new build is......that the builders clean usually hasn't been carried out to the highest standard......this building is no exception.....mastic and glazing manufacturers window stickers everywhere....!!!
We deployed 3 technicians to carry out the rope access window cleaning which we are contracted to deliver 3 cleans per year.

If your organisation requires any of our Rope Access Services please dont hesitate to contact us