Paint Inspection Ltd have been pleased to be working with Up and Under on the Heathrow Control Tower. The remit was to assess the current condition of the paint system by rope access techniques. The tower is around 8 years old so the survey was to identify any coating defects and assess the continued service life to meet the 20year life period. The tower is 87metres in height, the rope access point was at approx 70metres (210ft) so surveying from ropes at this height is going to be challenging especially with the wind conditions etc. The paint survey was carried out over two days by our highly qualified ICorr level 3 inspector, who did admit the first drop off was daunting.