Confined Space High Level Glass Replacement

GG Abseil have recently completed a high level glass replacement in a confined space for a client in a City Centre location.

The scope of works demanded a specialist abseil team in order to be able to access and replace the defective glazing units which were in a very confined and hard to reach location. The client needed their glazing units changed to become more energy efficient.

This is where our Level 3 IRATA trained abseil technicians come into their own. They are able to access hard to reach spaces and complete technical and complicated tasks to a very high standard.

We are able to offer abseil services for a wide range of tasks all across the UK. If you would like to discuss your upcoming project then please contact our sales team on 0203 8134 669 or email info@ggabseilservices.co.uk

Defective High Level Glazing Unit Inspection

GG Abseil have recently been contacted by a client in Central London to complete a site survey of a defective high level glazing unit.

At the first instance, we met with the client to discuss the possible options. To fully understand the extent of the problem, a site survey was conducted, which gave us the information required to inform the client of the full extent of the works to be carried out in order to bring the glass back up to standard.

To carry out the survey, we utilised our team of IRATA trained abseil technicians. In doing so we were able to identify the necessary works quickly and easily to ensure the client had could make an upfront decision.

The replacement works will require a contract lift in combination with a powered suction lifter and secondary strapping device/manipulator due to the size and height of the glass to be replaced. A combination of 4 external and 2 internal IRATA trained abseil technicians will be utilised to complete the works.

GG Abseil Teams Up With Glazing Refurbishment

Project Description

Scope of Work: Multiple High Level Glass Replacements in London

Mode of Access: IRATA trained abseil technicians using rope access
Location: London
Team Size: 4
Duration: September 2017

Our specialist IRATA trained abseil technicians teamed up with our sister company Glazing Refurbishments Ltd to complete multiple high level glass replacements in a central London location for a global client.
At the initial stage of this project, Glazing Refurbishments were contacted by the client to conduct a site survey to establish how many panels of glass needed replacing. At this point, they contacted us to acquire the services of our highly experienced surveyors, who identified a number of panels which needed replacing spanning from the 1st to the 6th floor of the building.

This full scale glazing survey was followed by a report and a proposal in order to bring the glass back up to standard. During the works, our IRATA trained technicians first placed a safety film over the old glass due to the fragile nature of plate glass. The glass was then carefully and safely removed, before the framework was cleaned and prepared. For the installation of the new glass, the GG Abseil team had an internally based technician to help with the manoeuvring of the new panels.

By utilising a Rope Access team, we were able to complete the works with minimum disruption to the busy London streets, as well as reducing costs and the timescale of the project as no scaffolding was required.

There are many advantages to using Abseil Technicians to inspect glazing at high levels. Working in a team of four, our IRATA trained abseil technicians were able to complete the inspection in a single working day with no disruption to the client’s normal working day, nor to the street below.

This type of access also immensely reduces costs because there is no need to erect any scaffolding. Not needing to erect scaffolding can be incredibly useful, especially when the glass that needs inspecting is at height

High Level Glazing Survey – Central London

Project Description

Scope of Work: Glazing Survey in Central City Location

Mode of Access: IRATA trained abseil technicians using rope access
Location: London
Team Size: 4
Duration: September 2017

GG Abseil Technicians were recently instructed to conduct a complete glazing survey of a central London high rise building.

There are many advantages to using Abseil Technicians to inspect glazing at high levels. Working in a team of four, our IRATA trained abseil technicians were able to complete the inspection in a single working day with no disruption to the client’s normal working day, nor to the street below.

This type of access also immensely reduces costs because there is no need to erect any scaffolding. Not needing to erect scaffolding can be incredibly useful, especially when the glass that needs inspecting is at height.

This full scale glazing survey was followed by a report and a proposal in order to bring the glass back up to standard.

GG Abseil Rappel Down Cardiff Highrise Building

Over the weekend, the GG Abseil IRATA trained technicians completed a series of high level glass replacements on a City Centre Highrise set of flats in Cardiff, Wales.

Due to the difficult access on this job, the GG Abseil team were needed to ensure safety and delivery of the project for the client was on time. The abseilers descended on the outside of the building whilst two of our glaziers from our sister company, Glazing Refurbishments, were on the inside of the building with the new glass replacements.

The Abseilers lowered themselves down to the correct window, and worked with the two internal technicians who were on the inside of the building with the new glass. The Abseilers first removed the glass safely which allowed the internal glazing team to install the glass replacement. After this, the Abseil Technicians made sure the Glass had been installed corrected, and finished by cleaning the site ready for the client.

The glass for this project was procured from another sister company, Cambs Glass Processing. The GG Abseil team worked closely with the relevant authorities to ensure safety to passers by below, as well as minimising disruption to the general public.

 

 

Debris Net Install for Larger Set of Works

Project Description
Scope of Work: Netting Install in a City of London Location

Mode of Access: Abseil
Location: Central London
Team Size: 5
Duration: September 2017


This is the first phase of a much larger refurbishment project on a large office premises in Central London. GG Abseil were contacted by a large building maintenance contractor who are to be completing refurbishment works to the sloped glazing face. Following on from initial site survey by one of our trained IRATA rope access technicians, the scope of worked were determined along with the quanitiy of netting required to cover the area below. During the site survey full access and tie-off points were determined in preparation to site mobilisation.

Working out of hours to avoid major disruptions, two of our rope access technicians descended and set up anchorage points for the netting to be installed to. Once the netting points were ascertained, three further IRATA trained technicians then lowered the safety netting down which was then securely installed. Once the netting was securely installed and tested, the next phase of maintenance work can now begin safely without the risk of debris falling during the building maintenance works.

Working with local authorities to make sure that there was little to no disturbance of normal business during the works, the safety netting was installed to the client time-frameOnce the maintenance works are complete, our rope access technicians will revisit site and remove the netting to complete the works.

DIFFICULT TO ACCESS SPACE

Project Description
Scope of Work: Fitting Capping Details onto Windows

Mode of Access: Confined Space Abseil
Location: London
Team Size: 4
Duration: August 2017

GG Abseil Technicians were recently instructed to conduct the installation of capping to the external face of curtain walling in a central London location.

Due to the tight access conditions and the positioning of the scaffolding, our abseil technicians were dispatched to aid with the works as this was the only feasible option to ensure the completion of the project in the required time frame.

These works were further to a large glass replacement operation previously conducted by our sister company Glazing Refurbishment.

BARCLAYS HOUSE POOLE

Project Description
Scope of Work: Removal of Glazing & Louver Prep
Mode of Access: Abseil
Location: Poole
Team Size: 4
Duration: March 2017

Working for a worldwide renowned blue-chips company, GG Abseil Operatives teamed up with our Glazing Refurbishment division to work towards completing the controlled removal of numerous glass units in preparation for new louvers to be installed at the commercial site in Poole.

Due to the sites challenging access requirements abseil technicians were utilised to aid with the glass removals as the abseil access method frees the requirement for any large machinery and complex scaffolding being set-up.

Our latest site pictures depict GG Abseil Service’s technicians assisting with the controlled glass removals and preparation works to the external building face.

These works formed part of a large refurbishment project to the site.

HOLIDAY PARK DOME REFURBISHMENT

Project Description
Scope of Work: Overhead Glazed Dome Refurbishment
Mode of Access: IRATA Trained Abseil Team
Location: Cumbria
Team Size: 12
Duration: 16 Weeks

GG Abseil Services complete phased refurbishment works to large centrally glazed overhead dome units for a nationwide Holiday Park client.
As part of our overall package, we completed a sample bay of works showing the client our safe method of work and the installation of upgraded components.
With the sample bay passing the rigorous testing required by the client, our team moved onto repeat the process for the whole structure.
Utilising our vast experience in commercial glazing and our IRATA trained rope access technicians enable us to complete the works of upgrading the system components to programme and on budget.

SIXTH FLOOR GLASS REPLACEMENT

Project Description
Scope of Work: 6th Floor Abseil Glass Replacement
Mode of Access: Rope Access, Internal Team
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Team Size: 5
Duration: 1 Shift

GG Abseil Services Northern based team completed 6th floor glass unit replacement to a high-rise office block located in central Edinburgh.

Due to the sites location and height, reaching the damaged unit required the use of an abseil team. We provided a team of IRATA trained abseilers and internal glazing operatives to conduct the required high level glass unit replacement. After initial site survey, our operatives decided to conduct the operation out of hours to reduce disruption to the building’s occupants.

After removing the damaged glazed unit, our team then cleaned the aperture ready for the installation of the replacement unit. Our team safely conducted the installation of the new unit before clean down and handover back to the client.