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Appeal for debate on how to raise standards


We would welcome input and discussion with our many reputable industry colleagues, on how best to ensure acceptable standards.

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Shocking evidence of cowboy installers.


Cable system posts  deformed  and failing under wire tension alone.

Cable system and walkway installed to utterly different layouts, with the wire frequently crossing the walkway

Heath Robinson handrail installation with a concrete  ‘beam’ counterbalance forming a trip hazard and sheared at the connection points, so useless as a counterbalance.

Highwire are dedicated to raising standards within our sector, we were shocked and horrified at the state of this bargain basement installation for a well known main contractor on a public sector project.

Whether through astounding ignorance, or  absolute lack of care the provsions we observed are utterly inadequate to serve their intended purpose. This poses an immoral risk to life and are a total waste of money and resources.

For a number of years now we have been warning that installations such as this are rife, always be wary of costings that appear to good to be true, as most often they are.

For legal reasons we are not at liberty to publically  state any of the parties involved in this particular case but if you wish to discuss this issue please do not hesitate to contact me. The evidence we have is incontrovertible.

Regards to all, stay safe and keep others safe.


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Welcome to our new site!



I hope everyone has had a wonderful jubilee weekend.

We have been working hard over the last few months to up date our web site. It has been a steep learning curve for all involved!   I hope that it is a more friendly, accessible and interactive than before. Feed back and suggestions are welcome.

Kind regards

Elizabeth Rickard

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