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High Level Mezzanine Floor Installation for International Retail Company

The Project:

The project consists in assisting with a massive Mezzanine floor installation in three different cells of a huge newly built warehouse destined for large scale retail distribution.

The five level Mezzanine floors will run along the full length of the warehouse.

After a lengthy and complex planning phase, the installation will be carried out according to a 30 week build program. Mainline is working alongside the Mezzanine floor manufacturers and a highly reputable installation company. All contractors and suppliers participating in this job have been selected based on reputation and level of expertise in their respective fields.

Mainline Group and Account Manager Steve Matthews came on personal recommendation from Darryl Roebuck to the principal contractor. Steve and Darryl have worked together previously on high level jobs. Steve’s thorough understanding of the job’s requirements is an invaluable asset to the project.

Every part of the project, from materials to workmanship, must meet the highest industry standards and each collaborator must carry out their role seamlessly as any small delay could jeopardise the project’s schedule.

Our Client:
The end client is a huge fashion retailer with a presence in 40 countries. The dramatic shift in consumer behaviour in combination with the scale of this company’s business has prompted the urgent construction of a new massive scale warehouse to cope with online
demand.

The Challenge:
The client expects the highest possible quality and service with absolute adherence to the work schedule. Due to the enormity of the job, any downtime could result in a highly costly and problematic knock-on effect.

It was essential to provide a highly experienced point of contact to manage the project. It was also essential to count on the support of an equally experienced team capable of predicting and responding to challenges with a view to keeping the site moving.

Our Approach:
After a lengthy planning phase, and prior to the job starting, Mainline delivered training and re-tests for telehandlers and roto telehandlers.
The scale of the project and the sheer volume of machines required demands a precise and detailed delivery plan. Mainline’s hire desk made sure that delivery dates were programmed and met, taking into account the added complexity of current machine shortages throughout the UK.

Mainline’s CAP Trained Engineers carried out full pre-delivery inspections of every machine. These inspections guarantee that machines are fit for use for the maximum legal period of six months under government requirements (LOLER), meaning that work will not have to be interrupted at any point during the next six months for inspections to be carried out.

Mainline’s Transport Department worked in coordination with the hire desk to ensure that all factors were considered and that all machines were delivered on site according to schedule.

As an additional measure, a CAP trained engineer was deployed to site to check on all machines on a regular basis. Breakdowns can happen, but prevention is the best cure. Having an engineer on site regularly checking on machines ensured that the project continued to
run smoothly.

The account manager stayed in touch with the site to ensure that all requirements were being met and to offer any necessary assistance.

List of equipment provided:

x 6 18 m Telehandlers
x 6 20 m Dingli 2223RTB Diesel Scissor Lifts
x 8 S65 22 m Straight Stick Booms
x 2 4390 Diesel Scissor Lifts
x 2 8841 Diesel Scissor Lifts
x 2 926 Forklifts
x 2 Fork Mounted Adjustable Jibs
x 8 Sets of 4 Stabiliser Pads
x 3 30 m Roto Telehandler c/w Winch

Our Summary:
Our experience in collaborating on a project of this scale with other industry leading professionals is both a pride and a pleasure.

All teams involved have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, providing only the best products and services.

Thanks to our skilled team of experts and to the continual investment and backing from AER Rents, Mainline Group have been able to supply some of the most modern and indemand Tier V engine machines on the market whilst meeting the highest possible standards of service.

AER’s ongoing investment in fleet means that Mainline will continue to meet and surpass the industry’s ever-evolving needs by supplying the latest machines that drive at full height and incorporate Clean Air Technology.

Current Progress:
With all equipment and full back up service in place, the impressive installation of 240 tons of hot rolled steel and 100 tons of cold rolled steel (covering just over 11,000 m² to a height of 19 m) was carried out the first 5 weeks of the project.

JCB 926 forklifts with their 2.600 kg lift capacity are being used for moving materials around site.

18 m telehandlers are being used for the purpose of moving materials around site as well as for assisting in lifting steel work into place.

All powered access equipment is being used to provide high and low level access for workers to carry out the installation of hot and cold rolled steel to the structure. Roto telehandlers are being used with a winch to lift steel work into place and continually feed it to the installers working on the structure.

Stabiliser pads are being used for underneath the roto telehandlers and scissor lift to distribute the weight on the ground, insuring the machines stay secure.

If you are interested in hiring powered access equipment for a large scale project and would like to discuss your options with an expert, get in touch with a member of our team today. As well as powered access and plant hire, Mainline also offers a comprehensive range of training courses, providing our clients with a full range of products and services.