NSG In The News - October 2

Posted 02 October 2012

NSG UK's Rope Access Manager Pete Harrison was featured in the Liverpool Post this week for an article titled 'My Day Off'.

While not working hard at our Deeside HQ or one of our many sites across the UK, Pete is an avid mountain and rock climber...

"For most people, a hobby is something they like to do that is totally different to their job.

"For me though, as an industrial rope access specialist, climbing is something I have always had a strong passion for.

"My role as Rope Access Manager for scaffolding and industrial services firm NSG UK takes me to sites across the North West. My team specialises in work such as painting, blasting, insulation and maintenance, all done through rope access rather than scaffolding.

"This means we are rigged up to a harness and can abseil down structures of all shapes and sizes to complete our work. We are specifically used for short-term or hard-to-reach jobs, where erecting scaffolding would be costly and time-consuming.

"Sites we have worked on include Centrica gas Terminals in Barrow-in-Furness, EON Power Station at Connah's Quay and Ineos Chlor in Runcorn. Most recently my team was at Cammell Laird shipyard, where people in Liverpool and Wirral may have noticed the four tall yellow pillars on the River Mersey over the past month or so - we were working at the top of these jack-up rigs.

"Needless to say for my job you need to have an excellent head for heights..."

Read the full story here: http://tiny.cc/kwzjlw