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log book (Jan2019): 2488.
IRATA Level 2 Technician. Upgraded 11th August 2017 at Mark Wright
CITB Site Safety Plus - Health and Safety Awareness Course – 100%
CITB Health Safety and Environment Test – 100 % Pass.
CSCS Labourer Card.
Medium-risk Confined Spaces Certificate.
Inspired Training: Confined Space Awareness course – 100% Pass.
IRATA Level 1 Technician. Revalidated 5th Sept 2014 at Mark Wright
IRATA Level 1 Technician. IRATA No: 1/44625. Trained at Mark Wright
Training Ltd., Rotherham.
CITB Health Safety and Environment Test – 100 % Pass.
CSCS card – Working at Height. CSCS Reg. no: 04315215/1.
BA Honours Degree in Fine Art (Communications), majoring in
Sheffield City Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University).
2 ‘A’ Level passes in Photography and Art.
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology.
1 ‘O’ Level pass in Geometrical Drawing.
Thomas Rotherham 6th form College, Rotherham
5 ‘O’ Level passes in Mathematics, Physics, English Language,
English Literature and Metalwork.
St. Bernards RC Comprehensive, Rotherham.
Employment - Rope Access
April 2016 – August 2017
Numerous and varied jobs with Vertex Access, High Access Solutions and Eurosafe,
including: removal and replacement of restored church clock faces in
Eyam, Derbyshire and Witney, Oxfordshire; rescue training from
Millers Dale viaduct; survey work in several ventilation and mine
shafts; pressure-washing parapets, balustrades and chimney stacks at
Chatsworth House; mobile abseil anchor testing on apartments and
offices; post-build glazing clean on accommodation blocks. Another
long session (three months) rebuilding and re-pointing river walls
on the Don with Carillion, as part of the Sheffield Flood Prevention
project. I’ve also undertaken many
photography jobs, capturing
rope-access work for promotion and information.
January – October 2015
Repointing, repair and rebuilding of the River Don protection walls
at sites throughout Sheffield. Also repaired and repointed several
culverts beneath roads, both internally and externally. All work
done as part of the Amey ‘Streets Ahead’’ program, working for
May and July 2014
Repair and conservation work on the listed building Benham Vallance
near Newbury, Berkshire. Rope-access, with re-pointing and stonework
repair, painting and jet-washing tasks. Privately employed.
September 2013 – July 2014
Installation of dust-shedding solutions, painting and repair work at
Drax Power Station in the new biomass plant, primarily in the rail
unload building. Alternative/Vertex Rope Access.
Installation of green wall at the Rubens at the Palace hotel,
London, Alternative Access.
Waterproofing external roof masonry for private clients at the
former Lodge Moor Hospital clock tower, Sheffield.
Peak Cavern, Castleton - rope-access installation and operation of
lighting in the roof of the cave for The Vaccines rock concert.
Worked at Co-op Manchester Angel Square with Alternative Access
Ltd., installing louvre blades and bird netting to the roof area to
protect the air-conditioning plant, and fixing flashings and
stairways to the parapet edge.
Installed and load-tested a variety of Latchways Mansafe fall-arrest
systems and other access devices for Eurosafe Solutions Ltd.,
Sheffield. Projects included numerous construction sites, schools,
hospitals, a new distillery, watchtower on Chester Walls and Olympia
May 2005 - present:
Self-employed digital artist. Formed Heavy Everywhere Ltd. in 2005
to publish my photography and artwork, books and digital designs for
fabric and other products. Also provide working-at-height services,
photography, and consultancy. Registered owner of Heavy Everywhere®
July1999 - December 2004:
Worked for Lightwork Design Ltd., and then its offshoot company
Kazoo 3D PLC, which later merged with ZOO Digital Group PLC (all in
Sheffield), in a variety of roles in the 3D software/content sector.
July 1996 - January 1999:
Worked for Second Nature Industries as part of the 3-man development
team of HyperMatter for 3D Studio MAX. This was a soft-object
dynamics software plug-in for the industry-standard 3D animation
package 3D Studio MAX® by Kinetix, and which won three industry
awards in its first year of sale, including Computer Graphics
World’s ‘Product of the Year’.
Part-time lecturer in Computer Graphics, HND Design Diploma, Norton
Received a Prince’s Trust grant to set up as a freelance computer
artist and photographer. Created stills and animated work for many
commercial projects, mainly album cover work, poster designs and
video. Produced album cover designs for Cabaret Voltaire, 808 State,
The Orb, The Shamen, Strictly Rhythm, Warp Records and many others.
Part-time lecturer in darkroom practice and printing, HND Design
Diploma, Castle College, Sheffield.
No employment whilst taking BA Honours degree at Sheffield Hallam
Assistant Art Technician, Rotherham College of Arts and Technology.
Main responsibility was maintaining the Photography Studio and
Relevant Employment Interests:
Enthusiastic caver and mine-explorer, working on many photographic
survey, exploration and restoration projects in caves and disused
Peak District lead mines. Comfortable with deep shaft
descents/ascents, bolt installation (resin, throughbolt, screw-in),
underground rope-access, working in confined spaces and
aid-climbing. Currently working on a notable Castleton lead mine
shaft-top repair and reconstruction in partnership with the National
Active member of the
Technical Spelelogical Group in Castleton, the
Peak District Mines Historical Society, the
British Caving Association and the
Derbyshire Caving Association.
Degree-qualified photographer. Proficient in all formats of camera
from compact digital to large-format film, including working as an
operator with the SpheroCam HDR 360° panoramic camera, for site
surveying and luminance capture for computer graphics usage. I have
also produced industrial/surface photography, retailing to computer
graphics producers, for use as product backplates or as seamless
texture-maps for 3D modelling. Experienced computer artist,
proficient in Photoshop and 3D Studio MAX.