Abseil Removal of Large Glass Panel
A 200kg glass panel on an elevated walkway had shattered and needed urgent replacement.
Access was limited due to adjacent buildings, and a custom-made scaffolding would cost more than replacement glass panel itself.
APS abseilers from the Height Safety Team erected a counterweight structure on the walkway roof to support the load. Ropes were rigged to both sides of the walkway, and a custom-made cradle supported the glass panel while in transit. The abseilers, by constantly balancing the 1:1 counterweight, were able to remove and replace the glass panel.
The project was completed without H&S incident or disruption to the tenants. The cost to the client was significantly less than the cost of scaffold hire.