We recently supplied a multi-product installation that posed a significant operating challenge not only for us as an access supplier but for all the trades involved.
We were asked to plan and deliver a complete work at height solution to assist main contractor Allied Roofing renovating properties in Stretford, Manchester. As well the main contractor the solution needed to service the other various trades involved. To add complexity planning the project it also required the removal of existing asbestos insulation board. This made it reportable to the HSE with a strictly controlled and critical program to meet.
We specified and designed aluminium tower structures linked together to form access and edge protection with uninterrupted walkways round the low level roofline. Tower structures are ideal working platforms offering collective protection, rapid erection and dismantle with built in improved safety performance.
Allied site manager Les Higson said “Our usual team of sub-contractors had not used this system before even though we regularly work with Site Access Services to provide our work at height requirements. All agreed it was a great solution that made the difference to the overall smooth running of the project delivery"
We also added modular system staircases at fixed points rather than using the integrated tower structure trap doors to speed up the transport of labour and materials to and from the work areas.
Les added “We only managed to achieve the completion of this demanding project on time and in budget with collaborative planning and cooperation from all the contractors. Thanks to all involved”
With Over 200 linear meters of low level scaffolding incorporating a triple height edge protection erected and dismantled in under five days we are looking forward to the next challenge Allied Roofing and Les ask us to assist them with.
Site Access Services are a division of ET hire business based in Bolton and we focus on providing Work At Height solutions.
We supply a broad range of specialized service offerings including standard and bespoke Aluminium - Proprietary Edge Protection - Safety Decking - Modular System Staircases as well as training enabling customers to work safely and efficiently at height.