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Church Clock at St Andrew’s Church in Lincolnshire with a visit from the Red Arrows

15/09/2015

Time Assured recently repaired the Church Clock at St Andrew’s Church in Lincolnshire. The problem was located in the dial motion works which lay behind the dial. Our IRATA qualified clockmaker Terry Hill used roped access techniques initially to approach the dial and remove the clock hands. The dial motion works where then removed, cleaned, repaired and lightly lubricated at ground level. Terry then approach the dial for as second time using roped access to re-install the repaired dial motion works and re-fit the clock hands. The clock is now running normally again and the people of Heckington have an accurate clock.

A passing photographer Steve Parry was passing at the time and took a short video of Terry and Peter at work. During the short time he was filming, he also managed to capture a fly past by the Red Arrows Aerobatic Team just the work was nearing completion.

Time Assured takes Health and Safety very seriously. Roped Access is only used by our IRATA trained clockmaker, Terry and he is required to undergo training and a test every two years to maintain his certificate and permit to use roped access. As part of the Health & Safety guidelines, a second person is required to be present to keep an watchful eye on the clockmaker undertaking roped access and raise the alarm should he get into difficulty. In this case our second clockmaker who both helped with the repair and acted as safety cover was Peter Lane.

A passing photographer Steve Parry was passing at the time and took a short video of Terry and Peter at work. During the short time he was filming, he also managed to capture a fly past by the Red Arrows Aerobatic Team just the work was nearing completion.