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Fearless Mick Flaherty | Working at Height

Geordie, Mick Flaherty was the only man up for this Working at Height job; fitting lights at the top of the 2,716ft high Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

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Samsung Besix Arabtec Joint Venture (SBA – JV), who built the building, brought in Mick for last minute addition, as the spire was fitted without lights.

Health & Safety /Working at Height Training

After undergoing Health and Safety training for 3 months, Mick’s daily commute to work included:

  • Taking five lifts to the 160th floor
  • Climbing through a further seven tiers on vertical ladders
  • Squeezing into the 1.5m wide spire and out of a hatch.

The work, which took more than month, was so gruelling the team involved nicknamed themselves ‘the men of steel’.

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, and also holds 7 other World Records.

If you think you could embark on a journey like Mick Flaherty and “The men of steel”. Check out our Health and Safety courses, including Working at Height, Confined Spaces and Manual Handling:

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