Adverse weather conditions, such as high winds, rain, snow and ice can be detrimental to working at height in the open air. Whether you are tasked with the cleaning or maintenance of high-rise structures or buildings, or a site manager of a construction project, Skyview Systems can help you to avoid any unnecessary and costly delays, whilst ensuring safe working conditions for all those on site.

The Benefits of a Skyview System

Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that parameters such as wind speed and lightning are accurately monitored, ensuring the safety of all those working at height for building maintenance purposes, and to minimise down-time on construction projects, whilst complying with strict legislative health and safety requirements.

Our online weather portal Skylink-Pro allows you to monitor and analyse all real-time site data 24 hours a day, seven days a week – a must for efficient site management.

If you decide to take advantage of a Skyview Service & Maintenance contract, our expert engineers will schedule regular service visits with you to ensure that all monitoring equipment is functioning accurately, allowing you to deliver your project on time and within budget.

Legislation and Insurance

Extreme weather poses a huge risk in the construction industry and effective risk management is crucial to any successful construction project. Works that experience delays may not be delivered on time, face hefty fines, go over budget and compromise safe operations.

Met Office guidelines state that “the increase in extreme weather events observed in the recent years has led to a rise in contract claims. More than ever, contractors and developers need to anticipate the impact of day-to-day weather and climate change on their operations.”

Like the majority of sectors that Skyview is proud to work with, the construction industry has to comply with stringent health and safety regulations to protect all those working on site, as well as the wider general public.

HSE - Health and safety in construction (HSG150) guidelines go on to state that before any work starts, site operators must make sure that “… the equipment is protected from adverse weather. High winds can tilt platforms and make them unstable. Establish a maximum safe wind speed for operation. Storms and snow falls can also damage platforms, so they should be inspected before use after severe weather …” (Point 172)

Point 17 of HSE - Health and safety in roof work (HSG33) specifically states that those in control of the work must always “make sure work is carried out onlywhen weather conditions do not put the health and safety of workers in danger”.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 stipulates that: “Where necessary to ensure the health or safety of persons at work on a construction site that is outdoors, the construction site must, so far as is reasonably practicable, be arranged to provide protection from adverse weather, having regard to -  

(a) the purpose for which the site is used; and

(b ) any protective clothing or work equipment provided for the use of any person at work there.”(34 (2) -)

Skyview Systems can help you to avoid any unnecessary and costly delays to your construction project, whilst ensuring safe working conditions for all those on site.