Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 3 No 5 - page 10

Out & About
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Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 3 No 5
The Pecolift from Nationwide Platforms, is
playing its part in enabling safe and effective
work at height during the £80mrefurbishment
of Reading Train Station.
The access platform, which can elevate
to working heights of 3.5 metres simply by
operators turning an intuitive handle, has
proved to be an ideal alternative to podiums
and steps for a wide range of engineering,
maintenance and finishing tasks.
To date, around 25 units have been de-
ployed for daily use on the site. With no elec-
tricity or fuel required to provide power, the
Pecolift boasts clear environmental creden-
tials whilst also enabling fast, cost-effective
and a safety-focussed method of working.
On the Reading Station site, the low level
access platform has enjoyed strong popu-
larity from electrical engineers who have
benefited from the product’s excellent ma-
noeuvrability when completing wiring, instal-
lation and testing tasks in a wide number of
areas throughout the redevelopment.
With a simple “push-around” design and
no additional worries about battery or fuel
depletion, the platform can easily and ef-
fectively be moved around site as required
- inside or out.
Philip Knapton’s team working for NG
Bailey has used Pecolift units for electrical
work behind the scenes of the station rede-
velopment. Speaking on how the product has
aided work, he said: “Working safely and ef-
fectively is central to all of the tasks we un-
dertake as a business. At Reading Station
we’ve been pleased to utilise the Pecolift as
a means of contributing to the success of the
project through new efficiencies associated
with working at height.”
Complex Flax Mill
Contractors on the Ditherington
Flax Mill Conversion project, near
Shrewsbury, has to overcome some
complex technical challenges. These
were solved by using a scaffolding
and access system that was
erected around the building, plus
a temporary roofing solution that
covered the building’s 16 m x 7.0m
span, to give protection against
the weather so that refurbishment
work could continue unhindered.
Pecolift in action at
Reading Station
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