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Wimbledon Centre Court (Picture : Daniel Cooper / CC BY-SA 2.0)

With the eyes of the world on Wimbledon, the experts at Arco Professional Safety Services have been working to ensure the safety of people working behind the scenes.

Arco has been providing fall protection services and working at height training for the Championships since 2019, helping to ensure the safety of maintenance and cleaning staff, camera and lighting crews, and others working in areas where there is a risk of falling.

For the past five years, Arco's team of working at height specialists have been instrumental in installing and annually testing and recertifying vital fall protection systems at the world-famous All England Club, including on Centre Court and Courts 1 and 2.

Matthew Glass, Fall Protection Manager at Arco Professional Safety Services, said: “By testing and certifying the fall protection systems and providing essential work at height training, Arco plays an important role in the smooth and safe operation of the Wimbledon championships.

“With our support, the Wimbledon team can focus on delivering a world-class sporting event, knowing that Arco, the Experts in Safety, are helping them meet the highest safety standards.”

In preparation for this year’s tournament, Arco has meticulously inspected around a dozen different fall protection assets, including RoofSafe and 3M horizontal lifeline systems, Soll Pivitloc ladder systems, fall arrest anchor points, fixed ladders, and self-retracting lifeline fall arrest blocks.

Arco’s highly skilled trainers have also provided training in rooftop safety and rescue from height, allowing the Wimbledon team to safely access the court roofs to maintain lighting, banners and other equipment. Workers have to be retrained in rescue from height every year and rooftop safety every three years.

In addition to Wimbledon, Arco Professional Safety Services provides fall protection services and working at height training for some of the UK’s top attractions. This year alone, Arco experts have installed vital safety systems for LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s new minifigure Speedway rollercoaster and Thorpe Park’s brand new Hyperia ride.

Arco Professional Safety Services provide consultancy, training, services and equipment to manage the most complex and high-risk, hazardous scenarios.


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