Step on Safety’s GRP Solutions for the Construction Industry
With slips and falls accounting for the majority of accidents within the construction industry (HSE Report 2020/21), ensuring your site is safe for everyone is crucial. Meeting the rigorous Health & Safety guidelines can be challenging but, when it comes to access – we know what works best in almost every situation.
Whether you need to get over an obstacle, climb up or down to reach an access point or simply not fall down a hole, our Riser Floors, Access Stairs, Ramps, Maintenance Platforms, Gantries and Ladders will get you and your staff to where you want to be safely.
It all starts with a site survey. You can provide your own or we can come and do one for you. Once we have those measurements, we can put together a detailed quote, broken down into elements so you can see exactly what everything costs. The quotation will include delivery and, if required, installation. When the order has been placed, we’ll send out one of our construction industry Site Supervisors to look at the potential issues our installers may have. He’ll be looking at the available space for storing materials, lifting equipment on site and how we’ll access the location. For example, we need to know in advance if the fabrication needs to be carried manually upstairs or if the install site is a great distance from the delivery point.
We’ll gather all the project stakeholders together to ensure everyone has the information they need to get started. You can read more about our Pre-Start Meetings here.
We’ll check resource availability and agree a delivery schedule with you so that you can be organised for our arrival. Our CAD team will produce detailed drawings for your teams to sign off. Those drawings then go to our workshop where our highly qualified and experienced fabricators cut the materials to size and construct your order. At this point it will be quality checked by our QC Manager and by the Business Development Manager.
Over to you
The fabrication will, if necessary, be broken down into manageable modules prior to delivery. This is where the information gathered by the Site Supervisor comes in. The modules are then loaded onto vehicles and sent to your site in time for our installation team to arrive. Experienced in the requirements of working within the construction industry – whether on a new build or a refurbishment, the site team will organise their working space, construct any access equipment and set up edge protection if required. They’ll rebuild the fabrication and fix it down, making any minor adjustments needed. GRP is non-sparking and easy to cut so doesn’t require hot works permits. If you’ve chosen to install it yourself, we’ll make sure you have all the fixings you need before you start.
When we’re happy with what we’ve done we’ll invite you to take a look, point out any snagging and confirm that you are 100% happy with the finished product. We take pride in providing the very best service and will not handover until you are satisfied with everything.
Glass Reinforced Plastic is long-lasting and requires zero maintenance; you can expect your fabrication to last for decades. That said, if a section of flooring or a stair tread becomes damaged or worn, it’s quick and easy to replace.
Every fabrication we supply is built to a minimum Safe Working Load of 5kN/m2 unless otherwise specified. We can increase that limit to suit vehicular access solutions.
All our Construction Industry Solutions are backed up by the services we offer.