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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.

Very impressed that Jay took the time after we had finished to talk through particular compliance and practical issues with me. Unlike most of the people attending I have to write my own methods and procedures. I left with a good understanding of what I will have to put in place to be compliant.

David F. - Melbourne, VIC

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