Installation of our rental or customers' own hoists is carried out by our experienced and competent site engineers from supplied drawings and site information. All work is carried out efficiently and at competitive rates.
The safety of our installation team and that of everyone on site is a priority for GB Access, who plan and manage the installation in detail.
Before the installation takes place, a GB Access site supervisor will visit site and inspect the installation area, access routes and general site conditions. This information is fed into GB Access systems to enable accurate installation drawings, method statements and risk assessments to be produced by trained, competent professionals.
The hoist mast height is extended either by using a ‘self-erect’ jib and winch or using a site tower crane, reducing working at height.
The mast stick is secured to the building / structure through tie assemblies, configured to suit the hoist type and fixings into or onto the structure. Where hoists are installed onto new buildings, GB Access encourages the use of tie embedment sockets connected to the slab rebar before the slab concrete is poured, to eliminate the need to drill the floor slab and fit mechanical anchors.
Due to the nature of our work it is essential that control measures are in place while working at height. All installation engineers are trained to work at height and provided with the correct Work at Height PPE including full body harnesses, fall arrest and work positioning lanyards, which are inspected in line with the Work at Height Regulations.