Trans-web was the last link in a complex chain that involved lifting a hiab vehicle, first onto a London railway bridge to carry out a project, and at the end of it, to safety on the ground. Based in Oldham, Lancashire, Trans-Web is a recognised leader in the design and manufacture of textile lifting and lashing systems and personal protection equipment when working at heights; its expertise was certainly necessary on this occasion.
The chain began with Balfour Beatty, which had contracted Gatwick Plant Group, a company that provides turnkey solutions for airport, rail and other industry, to lay slabs along the railway track over the entire length of Blackfriars Bridge. The most practical way of getting the job done was to lay the slabs from the back of a hiab lorry, which in itself posed a problem – how to get the lorry on and off the bridge. The only practical solution was to lift it, which was where Fairview Lifting Gear Services (FLGS) entered the picture to provide a solution based on Gatwick Plant’s requirements.
FLGS has been trading for nine years and is a specialist within the lifting industry, being fully compliant to the ISO 9001 2008 standard. Operating from four depots in East London, East Anglia, Surrey and Middlesex, its highly experienced team offers an extensive range of equipment for both hire and sale, along with bespoke design calculation and full site surveys. It regularly uses Trans-Web to supply bespoke webbing slings.
Lee Wrigley from Trans-Web comments: "This was a rush job, which we virtually turned round in a day. We worked closely with Keith Livermore, the chief designer of Fairview Engineering (a division of FLGS), on the specifications of the nets, which we then manufactured."
"At Fairview Lifting Gear Services, we have had a good working relationship with Trans-Web for many years," comments Sam Warner, "and had no hesitation in calling in their expertise on this occasion. It was a job well done."
Trans-Web products are used widely in a range of industries throughout the UK and abroad including transport, construction, marine and offshore engineering, offering quality products at competitive prices. It is a member of the Resolute Corporate Holdings Limited, a family-owned holding company that includes Structure-flex Limited of Melton Constable, one of the UK’s most successful manufacturers and suppliers of bulk packaging solutions and vehicle curtains.