Harken Industrial’s PowerSeat and Roller Sling systems were recently featured on CBS 5 Morning News.
The news piece spotlighted the USA-based company Abseilon which is contracted to work on the Skywalk cleaning project in Arizona. Abseilon’s services include everything from high-rise window cleaning and construction maintenance, to repair and rope access services for businesses worldwide.
The news release, which went live in the USA, features Harken Industrial’s PowerSeat and Roller Sling . These systems are being used by Abseilon to reduce the load and resultant fatigue experienced when working at height, so operators can work safely and efficiently.
“This is the Harken PowerSeat. This is what we use to get into the canyon,” said Abseilon’s Mike Duran on CBS 5 Morning News. Abseilon works at the canyon four times a year.
When asked about the use of Harken equipment for the Abseilon Canyon project, Sean Cogan of Harken USA commented,
“The Hualapai tribe believe themselves to be created of the Grand Canyon and that it is to be revered as sacred. Many of the tourists that visit the Skywalk on the Hualapai reservation, also come to be of the canyon, and feel its power by walking over it on a marvel of engineering. The glass floor of the Skywalk creates the illusion of soaring into the canyon as you walk the structure. The Skywalk experience relies on the glass being crystal clear. For that job, they rely on the Abseilon USA Rope Access Team.
“When Abseilon USA reached out to Harken Industrial for specialized equipment, we were honoured to be a part of the project, which went well beyond cleaning the glass. Harken’s Roller Slings were introduced and directly implemented into the aid-climbing portion of the access plan. The Harken Universal Mounting Plate winch system (UMP) and Skyhook winches were on standby for hauling operations, completing the rescue/recovery plan.
“The PowerSeat joined the line of winches by playing a vital role in accessing the canyon’s depths and hauling out years of collected debris. Abseilon’s rope techs were able to access never-before-explored parts of the canyon to gather what the wind had left behind, and to help preserve the sacred.”
For more information on Harken Industrial solutions for working at height, visit our website at www.harkenindustrial.com
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