Utilising its sector specific expertise gained on many of the UK's oil, gas and power generation sites, Nationwide Platforms has helped Bilfinger advance its approaches to work at height through a holistic approach to protecting their employee's welfare.
As a result, the Bilfinger team has become better equipped to select the most safe and effective access solution for any job, as well as having a much greater knowledge of the exclusive powered access innovations available to help protect its employee's and create new efficiencies when working at height.
A series of brand new and exclusive products, which entered the Nationwide Platforms fleet for the very first time this year, have already been showcased for Bilfinger in exclusive regional demonstrations. This has included the highly adaptable Titan Boom which combines the large deck of a scissor lift, the telescopic reach of a boom lift and the lifting capacity of a telehandler.
The versatility of the 40S and 60S Titan Boom models, which can lift 1.8 tonne and 1.3 tonne respectively, as well as providing operators with access from a rotating deck, offers an ideal approach for tasks including scaffold installation and dismantle around on-site structures. An additional platform pipe rack attachment also allowed for safer handling of materials during the scaffold build.
Bilfinger has reported a saving of 30% on the total cost of the job due to the increased productivity when using the Titan product which requires just two workers rather than five when compared to other more traditional methods of working at height.
In addition, a wide range of access platforms from the market leader's fleet have also been provided to support a range of tasks taking place between 3 and 38 metres. Where applicable, access units have been fitted with the SkySiren® secondary guarding solution. The Bilfinger team have also utilised SkyRak®, SkyRakBoom and SkyRakPlus® products to help make manual handing at height safer.
As part of the full service approach adopted for Bilfinger, Nationwide Platforms has also committed to providing internal presentations, talks and demonstrations to employees to share best practice within the organisation. These have taken place at a number of regional locations at both the access leader's depots, as well as directly on Bilfinger client sites, and have been provided to more than 60 employees of the industrial services business.
A recent attendee of one such event said: "As we look to develop our approach to access it's been incredibly useful to gain a fuller understanding of the best practices developed for our sector. For us safety always comes first and as such we're pleased to work with Nationwide Platforms to help us overcome the challenges we might encounter at height."
Matt Parfitt, Nationwide Platforms' Business Development Manager, helped introduce Bilfinger to the access leader's innovations and the most ideal products for working in petrochemical and power industry environments.
Speaking after a series of "best practice" demonstration days, he said: "We've been very pleased to work closely with Bilfinger as it seeks to find, implement and utilise the safest, most balanced and effective means of access on the market. Our work in the industrial services arena has helped us understand the unique requirements of the industry and as a result we're excited to share our specialist products and services to assist in meeting our client's goals." – less–ZoomInfo