The value of an expert JMS powered access site survey has been demonstrated during a complex construction project that required the removal of safety netting from inside a new building.
The major contractor invited JMS to survey a site in Oxford and provide the safest powered access solution for removing the netting from the 15-metre high roof before steelwork could be fitted for an internal central mezzanine floor.
JMS Sales Director Scott Walker recommended the 43.30 metre JLG 1350 SJP telescopic boom lift, which has an outreach of 24.3 metres, as the safest solution.
He said: “This was an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with a main contractor who clearly saw the value of the approach we suggested. They wanted the most productive and safest solution, and one that made the job simpler and easier for their operatives to complete, in line with their commitment to workforce wellbeing.”
Multiple safety issues require an imaginative solution
The main safety issue was the narrow floor space around a one-metre deep recess in the centre of the building, into which the mezzanine floor would be fitted.
An operator standing in a boom lift basket at height would not easily see the edge of the recess. This created a tipping hazard during repositioning if a smaller machine with a lower outreach was used.
Instead, the JLG 1350SJP could be placed in one location and its basket could reach any position required inside the building to remove the netting.
Scott Walker said: “As well as an amazing outreach, which was ideal for this project, the basket of the JLG 1350SJP diesel boom lift has the advantage of a large 450kg safe working load.
“The aerial platform provided the perfect safe solution because its basket could span the recess while easily lifting the work team to the correct height for removing the netting.
“This meant the machine did not have to be repeatedly repositioned, offsetting the additional cost of the larger machine by increasing productivity and getting the job done more quickly.
“We also recommended providing a narrow scissor lift for the side floor areas directly adjacent to the recess. This left a small amount of netting (around 4 metres) which required a ramp to be built to bring in a low point loading spider lift.
“Our site survey report was a good example of why it is important for contractors to seek professional advice. The wrong choice of machine for the task can lead to safety and efficiency problems.
“Safety and cost-effectiveness for our clients are always our priorities when advising on boom lift hire options.”
The JLG 1350SJP boom lift hire specifications
The JLG 1350SJP is one of the largest boom lifts available, with a maximum working height of 43.30 metres. Its 24.38 metre outreach makes it ideal for projects requiring operators to reach across multi-level surfaces.
The telescopic boom has an impressive working envelope and includes a 2.44 metre articulating jib.
|Maximum Working Height||43.30 m|
|Maximum Platform Height||41.30 m|
|Maximum Outreach||24.38 m|
|Overall Width||2.49 m|
|Stowed Length||14.89 m|
|Stowed Height||3.05 m|
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