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Difficult access work in a huge chimney for Bechtel

After building our relationship with Bechtel by conducting Work at Heights training for more than 1,000 staff, we’ve now been able to assist with their rope access needs as well.

In June 2011, Bechtel engaged Pinnacle Rope Access to assist with a difficult height access task. On their site at Yarwun 2, a flue within a large chimney stack required aligning and bolting/fixing, however Bechtel had no on-site methodology to complete the task. No crane cage could access the area.

We provided a 2-man expert rope access team (including advanced rigger) to safety gain access the area using rope access methods, assess the scope of works and actually conduct the needed repairs.

Not only was this a safe, best practise way to conduct this work, it was also extremely cost effective for Bechtel.

Raymond is a passionate, enthusiastic trainer. The way he delivered the course and the references that he used were spot on. The course is well put together and I fully recommend it to all. Before doing this course with Pinnacle I did my research and this was by far the best one to do and Raymond was highly recommended.

Daniel M. - Brisbane, QLD

Public Course Participant Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety