Is abseiling the new way to get around on site? Well, for several workers, that’s exactly what it is!
A video recently captured a minimum of five workers emerging from what looks like a building of around fifty-four stories. Each worker appears to be secured by a rope. Then, they travel down the building to the ground bellow.
The video was sent to The Straits Times after they spotted the workers at the construction site in Shenton Way, Singapore. The Straits Times also spoke to a spectator who worked nearby to the scene. She described: “I saw several men abseiling from the construction site opposite twice, once in the morning and the second time in the afternoon.”
“They seemed to be holding on to white sacks.”
A United Industrial Corporation Limited spokesperson also added that the workers were performing cleaning duties. He described: “all the skilled workers involved in the facade cleaning are trained with Certification of Competence in Rope Access from the UK-affiliated Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (Irata International).”
“Moreover, these workers are secured with approved specialised full body safety harness and personal protective equipment and are well-trained in the safe and correct use of the equipment.”
Well, it’s a good job they’re not scared of heights! Take a look at the full footage here:
So could abseiling be the new way to get around site? Or, could there be another way to get the job done? Well, one thing is for sure, construction workers are noticeably good at improvising. Take a look at the top improvisation methods here. Luckily, there are no heights involved!
So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Video/Feature Image Credit: Youtube/Straits Times