Quarry Face Scaling

  • Rock scaling within active limestone quarry
  • Rock scaling by hand within active quarry

Unstable rock on an old quarry face was threatening the workforce below. Abcas were employed to provide a team of experienced workers to inspect and remove dangerously loose rock from the face.

Hand tools were used to prise off loose rocks leaving a safe face for workers to continue operating below.

The team were able to access the slope using rope access techniques. The area below the rock face was cordoned off whilst the work was carried out.

Some rock fall netting & associated anchors were installed in other isolated areas of the quarry where scaling was not suitable.

Posted in    on 01/10/08