|Problem resolution through team work and lateral thinking
|Consistent with an older site that has extended and grown in conjunction with changing technical and environmental requirements, the Rochford site was beginning to struggle to meet competing demands.
A number of areas of maintenance on the site were addressed in isolation such as: working at heights, lifting and slinging, access above six metres and unloading vehicles.
It was felt necessary to modify equipment to deal with all of these issues rather than having to address each one individually. It was felt that an adaptable additional piece of mobile plant with certain key characteristics would suffice.
It was agreed that the Bobcat T40140 fitted with 900 litre bucket, 3.5tonne lifting hook, pallet form and a man basket with controls would fulfill the required specification and duties. The Bobcat was purchased and put into service in 2006. This mobile plant has since been rolled out to other Tarmac sites to help with similar problems.