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 email@example.com [smooth=id:28;]