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Fair Isle Bird Observatory

Design and installation of Scotland’s first via ferrata systems to provide fall protection for Researchers, wardens and volunteers monitoring seabird populations on Fair Isle.

Fair Isle Bird Observatory

Design and installation of Scotland’s first via ferrata systems to provide fall protection for Researchers, wardens and volunteers monitoring seabird populations on Fair Isle.

Mode of access: Rope Access

Task in hand: Fall Protection: Design, Installation, Maintenance

Location: Fair Isle

Team Size: 3

Duration: 1 Month

An increased awareness of Health and safety law in the workplace led to discussions of how to protect employees against the falling hazard. SG were subsequently commissioned to provide safe systems to the cliffs and paths of Fair Isle. Working with delicate substrates to create anchors in predetermined locations was challenging, and complex expedition logistics were required to enable the smooth progress of works in this very remote location.

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