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3 February 2016 Aircraft warning light masts installed over 200 m above ground
Leading rope-access specialist Skyriders was recently tasked with designing, supplying and installing 6-m-long aircraft warning light masts onto a 212-m-high smoke stack at a power station in Mpumalanga.
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15 January 2016 Rope access makes cooling tower repair and maintenance a breeze
A well-maintained cooling tower is essential for optimal system performance. Leading rope access specialist Skyriders is demonstrating the most efficient way of achieving this result in a project to repair a 140-m-...
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7 January 2016 Creating employment opportunities amid a wave of national job cuts
Following steady and sustained growth in 2015, leading rope access specialist Skyriders has expanded its workforce by an impressive 10 percent during the course of the year, with targets of creating an additional 15...
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7 December 2015 Net installation ensures safety and efficiency in laboratory
Due to the intricate nature of their work, testing laboratories at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) can often not be shut down during renovations and maintenance, and temporary supporting structures not...
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2 November 2015 The rise of rope access popularity in South Africa
Due to its ability to reduce maintenance downtime and complete work quicker in the safest possible manner, rope access is becoming an increasingly-popular choice for industrial rescue, maintenance and cleaning tasks...
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5 October 2015 Construction workers are safe on site with rope access rescue team
The risks of at-height falls, entrapment or equipment malfunctions at the Wilge Housing Project in Limpopo are being closely-monitored by a Skyriders rope access rescue team appointed by multi-disciplinary...
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3 September 2015 Eliminating hang-ups in coal supply at power station
Excessive moisture in coal increases the cohesiveness of the material, which in turn results in ‘hang-ups’ that disrupt the material flow. Leading rope access specialist Skyriders has assisted a large coal-fired...
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11 August 2015 High-pressure washing solutions for high-up locations
Ultra-high-pressure (UHP) washing is an effective method of using water streams to remove industrial dirt and contamination without the use of detergents or grit. Leading rope access specialist Skyriders has...
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13 July 2015 The nuts and bolts of power plant safety
Component reliability and overall structural safety has been ensured at a large power station in Mpumalanga, following the successful completion of a bolt inspection (torque verification) project on plant equipment...
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19 June 2015 Rope access team swiftly repairs coronal capping of smokestack
After prolonged exposure to regular lightning strikes had caused structural damage to the tip of a 106-m-high smokestack located at a copper mine in Phalaborwa, leading rope access specialist Skyriders was...
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