As you can see from the photos, the glass roof covered walkways of the Westfield shopping centre are quite narrow. With much of the glass already being installed, we had to take extra care to work closely with the glass fitters so as not to damage anything.
The project was certainly not without its challenges. Not only did we have to work around much of the glass installation, but we also had to take out further training (in spite of us already holding PASMA and IPAF qualifications). This additional training allowed our operatives to safely perform their duties from spider mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that provide access from the ground.
Our operatives were also having to work largely using mobile scaffolding towers suspended 15 metres in the air. Some areas of the roof only required a clean and top coat as the steel had been pre-painted. Whereas other areas, that had only been welded, had to be industrially cleaned, primed, and painted by our recoating team.