Bit over the top but he is safe.

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  1. Smurf

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    #1 Smurf, Aug 31, 2014
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    Was at a job today and 2 sky installers turned up to change an lmb & run extra sky cables from the dish to the back of the house.

    Had to take this pic as you do of the one working at the front.:D


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    He could not drill a hole at the bottom to strap his ladder to the wall so used a Laddermate
    http://www.laddersalesdirect.co.uk/safety-first-laddermate.html?gclid=CKfh9_22vsACFVGWtAodOzQACA

    Then he drilled a hole in the new brickwork above the garage to strap it to the wall (yellow straps you can see) He is using a vertical lifeline & harness in the pic so he won't fall off his ladder whilst using both hands using tools etc.
     
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    And Sky are charging how much to destroy your house? :confused:
     
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    Quite a bit I'd say.
     
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    They did not tell the customer either so I told him :laugh:
    "Yep they have just drilled a hole in the middle of one of your new bricks
    His reply was "I did wonder why I could hear drilling":(
     
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    The best bit was the other guy at the back used a combi ladder only :rofl:
     
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    Do they leave a tie off in the wall or do you just get a hole?
     
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    i think i had better start drilling holes every time i go up the ladder:rolleyes:
     
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    I had one round the other week at my house, seems like it's no expense spared with there vans there roof racks are about £500 from rhino, then the ladders, microlite, ladder mate harness and ropes must all add up
     
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    I was talking to the chap working at the back and he said all installers now work directly for sky (no more sub contractors) so sky pay for all the vans, training and kit.
     
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    You are left with a hole if they forget to fill it with mastic :D

     
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