The experience and expertise of the company in this area is well recognised within the industry for both human sling and platform work involving inspection and repairs to live high tension lines.
This is extremely specialised work which requires precision flying, intense concentration, and well planned and organised safety procedures throughout the operation.
Skywork has invested heavily in specialised equipment for use within the power industry.
The Javelin Water Lance is a high pressure low volume water cannon used for asset maintenance, ensuring a smooth stream of water that is not affected by helicopter downdraft. Uses for this technology include:
It can also be used for:
The Helicopter Line Access Platform provides a safe working stabilised platform which is ideal for both inspection and maintenance activities.
The platform can be installed on either side of the helicopter and is able to safely and comfortably seat 2 line workers during inspection, maintenance and peak transfer operations.
Skywork are also experienced at Human Sling or Suspension operations which consist of precision flying and highly skilled crew in combination with certified human slings.
This method provides access where minimum approach distances rule out the use of the Line Access Platform.
This can be used for:
The Airborne Gimbal is a 5 axis helicopter-mounted system operated by a skilled technician, providing airborne High Visual Definition surveys. The Gimbal can be used to:
For daytime UV detection. Operated by an experienced field technician, it is mainly used for Transmission or Distribution Preventative Maintenance.
Available on request and operated by an industry-experienced field technician, the Thermographic camera can be used to identify and analyse thermal abnormalities with a view to recommending repair priorities.