High Level Specialists have undertaken pioneering confined space entry and rescue safety cover in the presence of dangerous levels of Carbon Dioxide on a wind farm in Cumbria.
We were mobile on this project for more than four months and utilised the most highly trained specialist rope access confined space rescue technicians that also possessed high levels of experience and qualifications in the use of breathing apparatus and medical support.
High Level Specialists are the pioneers of providing confined space rope access rescue solutions (windfarm rescue cover) working on onshore wind farms built on open cast mine sites contaminated with Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – the silent killer.
These pioneering works were undertaken in the energy sector, specifically on a large wind farm near Workington, Cumbria in which all turbines were polluted with Carbon Dioxide; we were drafted in at short notice for a re – active solution to provide a safe working and breathable atmosphere as well as providing confined space entry and rescue cover for the mechanical, electrical and commissioning teams responsible for ensuring that the turbines were both connected to the grid supplying electricity but then also maintained for 300 hour maintenance carried out by service technicians. Full RAMS were put in place and strict guidelines were followed to ensure safe and efficient works inside the Wind Turbines by all contractors ensuring the project was finished on time and within budget.
Full rescue systems were installed in each turbine; specifically designed for the task. We also installed specialist air moving equipment to ensure that a continuous supply of clean and natural air was circulated throughout the turbines to ensure a safe working atmosphere for all commissioning teams.
All rescue systems and techniques were thoroughly tested and practiced; safety was of paramount importance due to the high levels of risk presented.
We were able to operate seamlessly with all commissioning teams on site; they were equipped with our risk assessments, training and our own certified rescue equipment. Understanding the high levels of risk they were fully reliant and trusting in our abilities to provide rescue.
A special thank you is owed to all of our rescue technicians that worked tirelessly and professionally at all times, the team was unique in it’s experience, qualifications and work ethic.
High Level Specialists are able to provide Safety Rescue Cover in all energy and industrial environments; our expertise is second to none. Utilising our highly trained rope access technicians within any Confined Space enables us to design and implement efficient systems of rescue designed in collaboration with our clients and the specific work environment.
We ensure that the health and safety of all involved remains of paramount importance.