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There is a lot of excitement this week at Elev8 HQ as our team have been awarded a prestigious 2017 Contractor Shut Down Health & Safety Excellence Award by British Steel. We were nominated for the award by the central crane team for our part in supplying safe high level access for industrial maintenance during the annual factory shut down at their Scunthorpe plant.
2017 is the first time that Elev8 have been part of the shut down operations at British Steel’s integrated steel making site in Scunthorpe. The Elev8 team started planning the operation weeks prior to the job. Our operations and health and safety team worked collaboratively with both British Steel, and the industrial engineers performing the work to plan safe methods of access for each of the high level industrial maintenance jobs performed during the factory shutdown.
Because of the huge cost of shutting a manufacturing facility like this, this operation is performed annually to a tight schedule. Elev8 supplied eight access platforms which worked round the clock for three days and nights with a team of rotating shift MEWP operators. They supplied access for three high level industrial engineering jobs, one of which was 90 meters high using our Palfinger P900 access platform.
Elev8 were presented the award because British Steel were impressed with the planning that Elev8 put into this job. Safe methods of performing each job were carefully thought out, rescue plans were put into place and the team of Elev8 operators were well briefed prior to the work starting. All the high level industrial maintenance jobs that Elev8 provided access for went smoothly, with zero down time for the contracting engineers.
As COMAH level 5 this manufacturing site commands very high standards in health and safety. This award from British Steel demonstrates the absolute focus that Elev8 have on safety, reliability and innovation throughout their access platform hire operations.
Jason Machin, Elev8’s Managing Director said, “We are delighted to have been recognised for Elev8’s ethos of collaboration with both customers and other contractors to get the job done safely. It was a true team effort across all the departments at Elev8 which came together to deliver safe access with zero down time for the engineers involved. This award really builds on our Mission – which is to become the safest, most reliable and innovative specialist access company in the world. To receive this from a world class company make me proud of our team.”
A huge thank you to all members of the Elev8 team who worked hard deliver this industrial access project under short timescales.
If you would like to find out more detail about how Elev8 can help you complete high level industrial engineering work safely please contact us.