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March 2, 2015

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Health and safety at the O2

Arco climb Earlier this month, about 20 people stood on top of the O2 in Greenwich waving to the drone flying overhead. I’m happy to say I was among that number and have now ticked climbing that particular landmark off my list. And why were we there? Arco, one of the UK’s leading safety companies, has signed an agreement with AEG Europe to become official safety equipment partner of The O2 and Up at the O2, and to celebrate the launch of their partnership a few lucky invitees got to step on to that iconic roof.

The steep climb to the top saw guests kitted out with specially designed Arco safety harnesses, shoes and clothing (we all looked a little bit like sky-divers). Steve Buchan, general manager for Up at the O2, said: “Up at the O2 is a world first attraction, so historically it has been a challenge building our inventory to meet the operational and technical needs of the business.

Our partnership with Arco had provided the solution we were looking for… together we will be upgrading the attraction to make it more comfortable for our customers in all conditions.” “We have the opportunity to demonstrate our capability in designing a range of bespoke safety products that will ensure everyone visiting or working at the O2 has a safe, enjoyable experience,” said Thomas Martin, Arco’s joint managing director.

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