Raising Canopies

Raising Canopies

For many years Global-MSI has offered a refurbishment and alteration service of existing forecourt canopies.  There was often a requirement to raise to raise the height of canopies to allow HGV vehicles to refuel beneath, and to avoid damage caused by contact from high-sides vehicles.

Current safety best practice has rendered traditional methods of raising forecourt canopies, obsolete. Nowadays, best practice dictates a requirement that no person should enter the area under a suspended load at any time. Stricter safety requirements forced a step-change from traditional methods with Engineers inserting new column sections whilst the crane was suspended from mobile cranes above them. Global-MSI understood that the standard method of raising canopies involved unacceptable risk to the engineers carrying out the task, and as a result, has completely re-designed the method.

At the Shell petrol station at Swansea Bay, Global-MSI recently trialed a new method of raising canopies. This new system completely eradicated the requirement for operatives to enter the area beneath the suspended canopy. The trial was a complete success and the method will be implemented on all future, similar projects.

For further information please contact:

Martin Steggles MCIOB
Global-MSI
Tel +44 (0)7770 277221
martin@global-msi.com
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