In the spring of 2018, our technicians undertook an inspection of the National Wallace Monument, a world famous landmark, around 70metres in height and standing on the shoulder of the Abbey Craig, a hilltop overlooking Stirling.
Industrial Rope Access was used as the primary means of access when on the structure and as the primary safe system of work throughout the work scope. The inspection was focused on the Crown Spire and the North and West Elevations.
Our operatives abseiled down to the known fractures of the elevations and installed a copper pin either side of each of the fractures. They measured between the pins with callipers and recorded the results; and will return at a later date to re-measure the pins in order to ascertain if there has been any movement in the fractures.