Bespoke Safe Access Platform for Warehouse in Durham

Kee Step Bespoke Safe Access Platform

HARCON Service Limited, based in Manchester, was approached by a leading steelwork and cladding contractor in Durham to provide a solution to safe access between roofs during a factory extension project to meet all current legislation, guarantee durability, and offer a quick and easy installation process. The bespoke safe access platform provided by HARCON, known as Kee Step, not only met these requirements but also offered additional benefits, making it an ideal choice for the client.

The Problem

Our client, a prominent player in the cold storage and warehouse industry, was entrusted with roofing and cladding works for their factory extension in Durham. As part of their responsibilities, they were tasked with ensuring safe and efficient access from the existing roof to the new extension. With the complexity of the project and the need for strict safety standards, our client reached out to HARCON Service Limited for a solution.

Benefits for the Customer

The client had specific requirements and expectations for the access platform to be installed on this project. Kee Step, the bespoke safe access platform provided by HARCON Service Limited, not only met these expectations but offered several benefits:

1. Compliance with Legislation: Ensuring compliance with safety and construction regulations is paramount in the industry. Kee Step is designed to meet all current legislation, providing peace of mind to the client and ensuring that the project is carried out without any legal complications.

2. Durability: In the harsh environment of a cold store warehouse, corrosion is a constant concern. Kee Step is constructed to be long-lasting and is impervious to corrosion. This means that the client can expect the access platform to remain in excellent condition for years to come, even in challenging conditions.

3. Quick and Easy Installation: Time is of the essence in construction projects, and delays can be costly. Kee Step’s design allows for quick and straightforward installation, minimizing downtime and ensuring that the project stays on schedule.

4. Safe Access: Safety is paramount in any construction project, and the bespoke safe access platform provided by HARCON Service Limited guarantees safe access from one roof to another. This reduces the risk of accidents and injuries on the job site.

5. Nonslip Surface Treads: Given the nature of the project and the environment, having a non-slip surface is crucial. Kee Step’s non-slip surface treads provide an additional layer of safety, ensuring that workers can move across the platform confidently, even in adverse weather conditions.

The Solution

HARCON Service Limited worked closely with the client to design and install a bespoke safe access platform tailored to the unique needs of the project. The Kee Step platform was selected for its versatility, durability, and safety features.

Kee Step bespoke safe access platform was fabricated to seamlessly bridge the gap between the existing roof and the new extension. Its modular design allowed for quick assembly, reducing installation time and minimizing disruption to ongoing construction activities.

One of the key advantages of the Kee Step safe access platform was its corrosion-resistant construction. Given the cold storage environment, where temperature and humidity fluctuations can accelerate corrosion, the client needed a solution that would withstand these challenges. Kee Step’s robust materials were well-suited to the task.

The non-slip surface treads of Kee Step safe access platform were particularly important for the safety of workers navigating the platform. Regardless of weather conditions or the presence of ice and snow, the non-slip treads provided secure footing, greatly reducing the risk of accidents during access.

The installation process was executed smoothly by HARCON experienced team, ensuring that the client’s project stayed on track and met its deadlines. The platform seamlessly integrated into the overall construction plan, allowing workers to move between roofs safely and efficiently.

The Results

The collaboration between HARCON Service Limited and the cold store warehouse contractor in Durham resulted in a successful project completion. The installation of the Kee Step bespoke safe access platform not only met the client’s initial requirements but also provided a range of additional benefits, including compliance with legislation, durability, quick installation, safe access, and non-slip surface treads.

With the Kee Step safe access platform in place, workers had a secure and reliable means of moving between the existing roof and the new extension, ensuring their safety and the overall efficiency of the construction project. The corrosion-resistant properties of the platform also ensured that it would remain in excellent condition for years to come, making it a cost-effective and long-lasting solution.

In conclusion, HARCON Service Limited’s commitment to delivering high-quality, compliant, and safe access solutions, such as the Kee Step bespoke safe access platform, continues to make them a trusted partner in the construction industry. This case study showcases their ability to tailor solutions to meet the specific needs of their clients, ultimately contributing to the success of complex construction projects.

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