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About Matt Lavery

Always having a love for the outdoors and being active I didn’t really excel at school and looked forward to spending my free time with my local Scout group, camping and generally getting into mischief.

As soon as possible I persuaded my parents to let me have a go at joining The Royal Marines. Being only 16 years old at the time they signed me up thinking I’d fail, with that out of my system I would come home with my tail between my legs and go to College….. However, I passed!

I spent the next 10 years bouncing all over the worlds hot spots as part of one of the most elite forces in the world. I trained in a huge range of skills from mechanics, parachuting and intensive medical training to demolitions, communications, and counter-terrorism operations. I had to learn new skills fast and adapt to any situation, knowing that the people around me were relying on me, just as much as I was on them to stay alive.

After my time in The Royal Marines, I moved on to Rope Access and have since worked all over the world on various projects involving a wide range of tasks from Bat surveys to unblocking Nuclear power station seawater inlet pipes!

Keen on working/playing outdoors I regularly take part in Running, Diving, Climbing, Cycling, Camping, and pretty much anything that is active, while dragging the family along, rain or shine (the kids will appreciate it when they’re older!?).
As well as industrial rope access, I am very keen to promote Charity abseil events for various charities at home and abroad

I apply all the same values and attitude from The Royal Marines to Orb Rope Access, Honesty and Integrity are key to building a trustworthy and friendly relationship between clients.

– Matthew Lavery, Director Orb Rope Access

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Case Study: Scarisbrick Hall

The brief Orb Rope Access were asked to inspect the outside of Scarisbrick Hall’s tower for loose stonework. Scarisbrick Hall is a listed building and country house, built in the 16th century. Today, it is used as a school and is on the Heritage at Risk Register. Any...

Case study: Deepdale Stadium / Preston North End Football Club

The brief Orb Rope Access received an initial brief from Preston North End (PNE) Football Club to assess the higher sections of the football stands and towers at Deepdale Stadium, with a view to removing any dropped objects. We were also asked to change some...