Success at PFG Building Glass is a window on rope-access inspection

15 March 2019
Once a client, always a client is a mantra that Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. is well familiar with. It recently followed up a 2010-11 contract with PFG Building Glass Solutions with its second-biggest project for the float-glass manufacturer to date.
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Glass Solutions with its second-biggest project for the float-glass manufacturer to date.

The scope of work on this project consisted of the inspection of five silos and three smokestacks over an eight-day window period in January. In order to ensure that the work progressed smoothly, Skyriders deployed five of its own highly qualified and experienced rope-access technicians, in addition to two engineers from partner company Nyeleti Consulting Pty Ltd.

PFG, a division of the PG Group, is the leading manufacturer of float glass in Southern Africa, as well as laminated glass, mirrors, and sealant products. ClearVue is its main float glass brand, while Intruderprufe is its main laminated glass range.

The company produces 260 000 t of high-quality float glass a year. These products are supplied to customers in various industries in South Africa, and around the world, from PFG’s head office and depot in Springs, Johannesburg.

Skyriders Marketing Manager Mike Zinn explains that the project was part of the float-glass manufacturer’s routine inspection programme. “All the issues that we identified during the course of the inspection, the speed of which was facilitated by rope access, were minor ones, especially given the age of the structures.”

Zinn concludes that the rope-access specialist’s successful completion of this fast-track project has opened a window onto continued work for PFG. “The detailed report from this inspection project identified a lot of work-at-height issues in terms of proactive maintenance, which we are confident we will become involved with at a later stage.”


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About Skyriders
Skyriders (Pty) Ltd, established in 1998, is a leader in the South African rope access industry, providing cost- and time-saving solutions to clients in the power generation and petrochemical industries who require rope access aided inspection, NDT and maintenance work to be done in difficult to reach, high-up locations.

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Phone: (011) 312 1418
Email: mike [at] ropeaccess [dot] co [dot] za

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