Traditionally when inspecting bridges, there is a choice between using mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP’s) scaffold, ladders or rope access methods. This choice is dependent on the type of bridge, the access needed, and crews’ ability to close lanes of traffic if need be.
Regardless of the method used to carry out the work, the associated costs and dangers remain a challenge. MEWP’s are likely to require lane closures, and the equipment itself is expensive to maintain and run, scaffold requires teams of personnel to erect which can be very costly while ropes require a high level of training and expertise to be used safely.
With these issues in mind, we are able to utilise our SUA for an inspection that can provide the close detail necessary for a thorough, reliable inspection that is both safe and cost effective to you whist minimising disruption that can be caused by utilising other methods.