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Archive - Emirates Cable Car


The Project

The Emirates Cable Car, as well as being a popular tourist attraction, provides a handy short cut from the O2 arena to the Excel exhibition centre. This allows for exhibition attendees to use hotels on both sides of the river can be used for accommodation for both centres.


Both terminals of the Emirates cable car over the river Thames, required safe access onto an exposed flat roof to maintain both roof-lights and multiple banks of photo-voltaic cells generating power for both installations. Ladders are used to provide access to the roof and safety lines systems offer a fall prevention system to ensure maintenance can be carried out in complete security.


The Solution

Access on to the roof is via a Sayfa Payload ladder with fall protection and on the roof itself there is an Aviator fall prevention line in place to enable safe access to all working areas of the roof.


On exit from the safety hatch it is easy to clip on to the line and subsequently to fit on and clip to the safety line running shuttle which moves easily along the line and over the brackets to give fall protection while carrying out maintenance work at height. It is a legal requirement that all abseil installation are inspected at least every six months and all fall restrain / protection systems are checked every year such as, roof safety lines.


In line with our commitment to keep our customers both safe and legally compliant we offer, through our Compliance and Training department a complete back-up service for the inspection and maintenance of all our safety equipment. Our


dedicated re-test team will maintain contact and visit to re-test and ensure that your system is maintained to the highest standards.

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