Hostile environments are a regular aspect of the photographic work, whether it is a plasma or water jet machine at work or getting down and dirty photographing a construction site.
Photographic work for clients such as civil engineering companies has involved photography from height, on pontoons and from small dinghies. We have recently photographed on rail repair sites, in engineering workshops and ship-yards.
As you might expect, as well as the waterproof Peli case full of Nikons there is also a bag packed full of suitable safety equipment ready to go at all times: boots, helmets, goggles, gloves. Of course all of this is backed by full insurance and a current CSCS card.