Skyriders offer essential maintenance during lockdown

18 May 2020

Essential maintenance

Rope-access specialist Skyriders has received CIPC certification to operate as an essential services provider during the ongoing lockdown. This has enabled it to continue meeting the critical maintenance needs of its key petrochemical, power generation and food and beverage clients.

With a total of 24 rope-access technicians on standby, Skyriders is able to field teams wherever needed, or in the event of any urgent emergency work. While all employees wear masks as part of their everyday Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), extra health and safety measures have been put in place.

These include taking the temperature of all workers during toolbox talks, and having only two persons travel per vehicle in accordance with the lockdown regulations.

Ensuring the health and safety of employees in terms of protection from Covid-19 is made that much easier due to the fact that rope access often consists of small teams carrying out work-at-height in remote locations.

This makes the current lockdown situation, with various industrial sectors opening up in a phased, risk-based approach, an ideal opportunity for many companies to carry out essential maintenance.