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  • Seen that and when I was at school that’s the sort of thing I wanted to do lol. Roped Access Worker, abseil down buildings cleaning windows and then stupider stuff like that.

    Awesome vid MrsRobinson.

    Even more insane one, to tired to bother with safety near the top.

    Not quite as high, but my job is similar. I work in a refinery, and have to climb extremely high stacks using vertical steel ladders. It’s especially shitty when it’s -40 Deg Celsius in a blizzard, but you get used to it:bumwobble:


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    just standing on a chair make me dizzy. felt bad just watching the video :yakk:

    *You're my favorite place to go to when my mind searches for peace *

    my Professor friend had to do all stuff like that.

    It is not so bad as long as the ladder or access points is good; and you know in advance where the strong radiation zones are or the transmitters are QRT (switched and locked off with padlock tags directly across the isolator to the exciter and endstage). I have to know about this as part of my radio engineering license. I still get “scared” but some fear is good as it keeps you safe.

    in 1960s the Professor and his colleagues were putting up a new PTT mast; a local boy of age 14 of course wanted to climb it (which is dsngerous). To keep him safe they bought him a whole pack of cigarettes :laugh_at:

    When he told us all this I replied “by 1980s we just got quizzed by 6 rentaguards and two CID (detectives) as soon as we were on the roofspace of the building where the mast was – and we had to buy our own bloody cigarettes!”

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

    @MrsRobinson 970940 wrote:

    just standing on a chair make me dizzy. felt bad just watching the video :yakk:

    I always get told off by the matron/head of care for standing on chairs to change defective lamps (but the “proper” step ladder is cheap aluminium and metal all the way through, so if the lamp fitting is letting by 230V I would be in more danger). With the lighting grid it is not the shock that injures you bad but falling from the ladder/step due to it…

    I now also have to warn them if I am working at height or with strong voltage although the roof on one side of the building is nice and flat and you can even hide up there in good weather. One time though the matron said “you must be careful; or you could get heatstroke up there!”. It was February in England! (to be fair she was from a country where it is hotter”)

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

    LOL, they have supreme confidence in what they do. Seen far less safe and higher ascents than that but they are a very rare breed that go to that extreme.

    @tryptameanie 970958 wrote:

    LOL, they have supreme confidence in what they do. Seen far less safe and higher ascents than that but they are a very rare breed that go to that extreme.

    you are still young and might be able to get an apprenticeship for working at height; workers who can are needed across the EU to keep the communications masts working well; as the Openreach and Arquiva folk are getting quite old now. There is a big harness thing so the worse case is you are left danging for a bit until the Fire Brigade turn up; and you should be issued with a portable radio set and/or GSM to call for help if this did happen (modern ones have accellerometers that signal something has gone wrong and transmit your GPS location to control)

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

    The harnessing and ropework is exactly the same as it is for a climbing instructor so that should be the easy part, just the rest to do lol.

    Often think about going climbing again though, about the only excersize I ever enjoyed.


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    My dad put a lamp up on top of the stairs to the 1.floor.

    The bulp broke and it’s not gonna be changed before he get home again, ladder or no ladder.

    I think a part of my scare of heights is because I don’t have a really good balance.

    *You're my favorite place to go to when my mind searches for peace *

    Apparently humans are born with only 2 fears, falling and load noises, everything else is learned.

    @tryptameanie 970961 wrote:

    The harnessing and ropework is exactly the same as it is for a climbing instructor so that should be the easy part, just the rest to do lol.

    Often think about going climbing again though, about the only excersize I ever enjoyed.

    the only difference with comms masts is avoiding radiation and any strong voltage leaking into a earth grid around “HOT” sites like 11 000 / 400 v trafos which are often co-sited with them. If you’re interested I can send you a copy of the official safety guidelines for protecting end users and comms workers for the whole UK and strong voltage protection for UK Power Networks but thats down south only (your DNOs might have other guidelines)

    Although the “Soviet bookcase pager system” I built only uses 2W transmit power which is the safe level even for handhelds and well below the ETSI levels for exposure to normal people (professional radio engineers can be subjected to more) I added another wooden mast so the antenna radiation is well above the head level of anyone who lingers in the window of the conference room

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    the antenna is only 6,0 m above ground level and the signal reaches to villages 3km distance- a little power goes a long way..

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

    Hey I would be very interested in seeing those GL :). Thank you very much.

    Another thing I’d fancy a job doing is this.

    UKPN London were advertising for apprentices a couple of years ago for just that (to be fair since Sir Li Ka Shing took them over they treat the workers far better)

    PS: I can’t get to your email address through the profile check; if you send me a PM with it I can send the FCS site documents; the ETSI guidelines and maybe the ones for your DNO if you know what it is (it is not always the company you pay the electric bill to)

    Auch wenn du am Abgrund stehst, und gar nichts mehr verstehst,
    wachen Engel über dich, halten dich im Licht und lassen dich nie fallen.

    Hey will PM now my friend, thanks again :).

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