INNOVATION / DESIGN / GLASS FEATURES
A BIG HELPING HAND
JANUARY 28TH 2021
We love taking on the big, challenging projects ... it allows us to use our skills and enables us to keep at the forefront of what we do within the industry.
In order to take these on, we have to constantly be on top of the most up to date machinery to assist us with this. There is inevitably always obstacles that challenge us ... and so we have to bring in the muscle to give us that extra edge to overcome these. In the form of outrigger cranes, electrically charged glass suckers, mini spider cranes, windometers etc.
We often have to have access to tiny spaces and manover delicate materials in to place. Smaller spider cranes do the job ... they can take larger units of weight, when we don't have the space to get man capacity in to the area.
Up and over is sometimes the only way in. Larger buildings with access issues for units of glass means we're going over the top. With any capacity / reach cranes at our disposal this means we can get the heavy, larger items in to location by going over the roof..... Nail biting to watch, but sometimes its the only way.
There is always jobs up high to bring in that natural light from above...but that is far from a natural place to be working safely. Safety platforms are erected and safety harnesses worn to keep everyone safe, and get to the spots just out of reach.
Jobs in the UK inevitably leave us with the elements to contend with....manoeuvring glass combined with rain and wind doesn't mix well. All cranes are fitted with windometers so we know the exact mph wind speeds we are dealing with to test that it is safe and sensible to be manoeuvring materials.
So all of these hurdles, especially on the jobs dealing with larger, oversized units of glass, steel and aluminium are dealt with safely and sensibly by bringing in all of these units of equipment ... and more.