Roads that run below steep slopes can be susceptible to rockfalls. These pose a serious threat to road users and can also lead to lengthy road closures. In order to avoid both, extensive measures must often be taken to secure the slope. The installation of fences and safety nets ensures that any sliding scree is stopped at an early stage. In this way, road users remain safe and traffic routes – generally main roads or railway lines – remain clear.
Slope stabilisation measures require the use of bulky and heavy construction materials. A crane is not suitable for operating on steep slopes or bringing the material to the site of the construction work. For this reason, slope stabilisation work is often supported by a heavy-lift helicopter. These special helicopters can carry all building materials quickly and safely to their destination – even in rough, steep landscapes. If necessary, they can also provide aerial assistance for the construction of posts for large fences.
Your initial contact with us
You can contact us anytime for a free initial consultation by telephone. During the call, you can describe the main details of your slope stabilisation project and we will immediately provide you with a feasibility assessment. We can estimate how long it will take to obtain the necessary approvals and permits and will give you a reliable guide price.
During the preparation phase, we will take care of everything for you: We will select a team consisting of pilots and ground crew and will provide a suitable helicopter. Experienced industrial climbers can also be available for your operation, if required. Together with you, we will conduct a site visit to the location of the operation and can then determine suitable locations for loading the helicopter and possible helicopter landing sites and stopover sites. After the site visit, we can also prepare a detailed risk assessment upon request.
Our colleagues will obtain all the necessary permits from the local authorities, including the police, fire service and local council. For the day of operation, we will provide you with a precise schedule so that you are completely familiar with all the planned procedures.
One of our experienced employees will be on site on the day of the operation to coordinate all the elements of the crane flight. We will also conduct a comprehensive safety briefing for all employees and contractors. In addition, we will coordinate the work of third parties and monitor compliance with the scheduled transport sequence. If traffic routes have to be temporarily closed, we will also organise this and will ensure that there are only minimal delays for road and rail traffic.
If you are interested in receiving photographs or a video of the mission, we can produce high-quality images, which we will be happy to provide to you after the helicopter flight. Should the operation be of interest to the regional or local media – and this is often the case with crane helicopter flights – we can make a contact person available for press enquiries.