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River Usk

Taskmasters were contacted by a surveying company after finding the organisation on the internet.  After studying several other companies Taskmasters were called in after the surveying company deemed Taskmasters to be the most suitable company to carry out the requested project.

The project was in Newport in Wales and required Rope Access Technicians to survey the sea walls in the harbour section for stabilisation purposes and also install laser discs (Prisms). 

The survey required that the Rope Access technicians install the laser targets to the base of the sea bed wall sections then up to the top of the wall sections.

River Usk Rope Access WorksThese laser targets would then be surveyed from the opposite side of the harbour to check over a period of time for movement, this process was required due to a planned application for a shopping complex that was proposed to be built in the next year.

The challenges were that the River Usk leads to the Bristol Channel which has one of the fastest tidal flows in the world, so the project needed a tremendous amount of pre-planning in order to time the speed of the flow tide, it was decided that this project could only be conducted by working with the tide receding, by working in this manner the rope access technicians could then install the laser targets on the way down from the top sections of the wall areas, the dilemma the technicians had were the position of the laser targets had to be confirmed by the surveying company from the opposite side of the river with their laser measuring machines, so time was the of the essence.
The project was completed to all the harbour wall areas on time and within budget.

The customers comments: “We considered all options of access to complete this project and when someone suggested Industrial Rope Access we originally found it hard finding a company that could provide the results we required on this challenging project. Without doubt we made a good choice with Taskmasters and were very pleased with their project management skills, we would not hesitate to recommend Taskmasters services in the future”.


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