Do SKY engineers still bolt themselves to your house?

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  1. mark88

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    Have a sky HD install booked for next week, dish is on the roof of a 2 storey house so special heights team are coming.

    I specifically asked on the phone that the engineers do not anchor bolt themselves to my house as it has just been rendered. None of the people on the phone knew what I was talking about.

    Do sky engineers still bolt themselves to the wall? is it health and safety policy or not? I don't want them showing up and then having to send them home because they insist on bolting themselves to the wall.
     
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    Why would they bolt themselves to the house? They'd look pretty funny if the ladder slipped, swinging around like a puppet. They may secure themselves to the ladder.........
     
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    But they secure the ladder to your house ;)
     
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    The question is where? If at the top then how do they get up there to anchor it? I suspect they anchor it to the ground.
     
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    Usually at a height of around 4 feet.
     
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    Chest high ;) with a 10 or 12mm eyebolt
     
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    Health & safety, obviously ... do you know how many serious injuries & deaths from heights there are .. that & insurance cover.

    Using an eye bolt only reduces the risks, we install bigger dish satellite systems & keep working to safer & safer procedures [there's more risks with bigger dish installs] & if anyone worked for us without taking reasonable safety measures... they wouldn't for long.

    a10mm - 8mm hole through render & then plug it ....done properly it can improve a render job & it's adhesion to the wall.

    Always ask first before fitting one & a lot of our customers ask us to leave the eyebolt.
     
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    My dish is about 10ft up the wall, to one side of my kitchen door. About a year or so ago, an Sky installer came as I was having problems with the signal, and he drilled through my cladding about 4 ft up the wall so that he could fasten a single short section of ladders to it. I was absolutely fuming as he didn't inform me he was going to do it. I would have lent him my step ladders to reach the dish if I had known.
    In all the years I've had installers call at this house, and my previous one where the dish was higher, they have never fastened their ladders to the wall.
     
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    My install was about 2 years ago, eye bolt about 5 ft up in the wall, attached a cord to the ladder.

    When finished he pulled the eye bolt out with his fingers.. Bit of a joke really..
     
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    How would you expect him to pull it out? Normally you give it a couple of twists anticlockwise to release the outward pressure then pull.
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