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From Great Heights: How Industrial Abseiling Contractors Beat Traditional Scaffolders on Price

Being comfortable with heights is a prerequisite for any abseiling contractor.

Subsequently, diligence and a great attitude can help out too.

Sometimes referred to as a “steeplejack,” these men and women are true old-world craftsmen with a real modern daring streak.

You may have seen them moving, with all the athleticism of a rock climber or Olympian, around some of the city’s tallest and oldest buildings. They tend to the cracks, chips and disintegration of church spires, chimneys and steeples.

Equipped with an artful eye, the latest in technology and not a whisper of vertigo these steeplejacks are necessary for keeping our buildings, particularly our oldest and most cherished, in tip-top shape.

Once upon a time the steeplejack had to rely on vast scaffolding and a “bosun’s chair” (a device suspended from rope and equipped with seatboards) in order to complete their work, but the industry’s application of abseiling technology has made the craft more physical, more versatile and more dynamic than ever before.

Not only can our industrial abseiling contractors get closer to the work at hand, they can get there easier, faster and with a greater range of movement.

And because we don’t have to deal with the erection and maintenance of scaffolding, we can start work on any project ASAP and consequently wrap up our repairs and operations sooner.

Plus there’s a whole lot less interference with the daily operations of your site. For instance, let’s say work is needed on a major local landmark; you’re unlikely to want to have to cover up what’s either a place of business or residential abode with unsightly scaffolding.

Plus, your scaffolding is going to add to your overall labour costs due to the time and manpower needed to erect it, maintain it during operations and bring it down.

Perhaps, and obviously this is going to depend on the site, but additional construction crew and machinery will be needed also. This could include cherry pickers, cranes and cradles. All this equipment requires the organisation of time-consuming road permits and access. The whole ordeal considerably stalling the start time of your project whilst dragging along operations eventually adding to the overall cost.

This is where industrial abseiling contractors really make their mark on the building restoration market. They can carry out your sky-high maintenance and restoration work with minimal fuss and fewer people onsite, whilst adhering to all legal WorkCover compliances.

To what kind of worksites can an industrial abseiling  contractor work on?

Our team has figured out alternative access routes using our skilled abseiling contractors to work on:

  • Facades
  • Roofs
  • Parapets
  • Pipelines
  • Dams
  • Bridges
  • Silos
  • Monuments
  • Water towers
  • Tunnels
  • Sewage plants
  • Domestic fixtures
  • Sporting fixtures
  • Ventilation shafts

How will it save you money?

Employing the skills of industrial abseiling contractors can save you on the overall costs of your restoration project by:

  • Reducing the overall time and grunt work needed by your project management team by removing the need for permits and council approvals.
  • Remove completely the need for scaffolding which need to be erected, pulled down and manned by a team of contractors.
  • Reduce interference to the daily operations of your building or site, allowing most work to continue (where safe) as normal and;
  • Significantly lower the amount of contractors needed to be on the site.

So have you spotted one of these Spiderman-like tradies around your parts and wondered what they were up to?