They should train these guys on how to use parachutes to allow for a quick way down to the ground after all that hard work fixing things.
I was working (inside) at an upper floor of a tall skyscraper when I looked out the window and saw some workers on a neighboring skyscraper. They were working on the upper floors of a neighboring skyscraper, apparently caulking the mirrored panes, which were angled relative to the ground. The workers had about an hour and a half each morning where their work area would be in the shadow cast by the building I was working in; after that, if they stayed up there they would be the guests of honor in a solar cooker created by the sun beating down on them and the mirrored glass reflecting back at them.
They had a window-washing scaffolding rig, but because it was slow to adjust and they had limited time each morning, I would regularly see them standing on the safety rail of the rig and then leaning out to get to adjacent panes. Not the job for me, thanks.
That opening photo alone is enough to make my butt pucker
watch the video I posted… especially the section where the guy talks about "free climbing"
No, I will not watch it. I get dizzy in my chair watching stuff like that.
Good call. I never thought watching a youtube video would give me vertigo until I saw it. I have to believe it would be less scary doing it than watching it.
This is a job I actually looked into because I'm crazy and thought I might like some danger in my working life. The only reason I didn't go through with it was the thought of being on a tower in the middle of minus 40 degree weather which is known to happen here in Alberta.
Apparently if you can hold a wrench and follow the instruction books they'll hire you due to the extremely high turnover with employees. Also that job has the highest deaths per employee percentage of any job.