Skyriders: reaching for the sky
The rand is currently in free fall, economic uncertainty is the name of the game and the question of job security hangs heavy in the air. Skyriders, though, is bucking this trend – expanding its workforce by an impressive 10 percent during the course of 2015, with the target of creating an additional 15 employment opportunities in 2016.
Mike Zinn, marketing manager of the specialist rope access company, attributes this ongoing success to the fact that rope access is safer, quicker and more cost-effective than most other means of access.
“Our experienced and highly-trained rope access technicians continue to offer high quality, safe services using alternative access systems. This help clients’ budgets to go a little further in challenging times,” he explains.
Skyriders has expanded its scope of work in the petrochemical industry, and noted some advancements in the power generation sector too. Says Zinn: “We have successfully done inspection work at sites across Africa, and provided standby-rescue teams for many projects, in addition to carrying out ultra-high pressure washing and protective coating work.”
Skyriders offers a variety of rope access aided services to numerous industries, such as power generation, mining, heavy industry and facilities management. These services include ultra-high pressure washing, concrete inspection, repairs, application of coating systems, work at height safety systems, welding, and confined space rescue and standby.