Protection from fire is one of the most important aspects of Health & Safety in the workplace and many buildings use a sprinkler system as a first line of defence. When a busy food production factory decide to install such a system, suspended scaffolding was required and Mitchell's were ideally place to provide it.
The Two Sisters Food Group is based in Scunthorpe and comprises a large warehouse along with administration and maintenance areas. As part of a larger refurbishment project, the installation of the sprinkler system was the most major aspect: work was scheduled to take place in two phases.
The positioning of the scaffold structures, along with the massive scale of the project, meant that aluminium tubing was the best option. In the first phase, scaffold and loading were erected around a busy forklift doorway, ensuring that full operational access was maintained. The vast amount of scaffolding tubing was manually lifted; access was permitted through a specifically-created opening, allowing the scaffold kit to pass freely into the building's roof space.
Before any assembly could be undertaken, the scaffolding operatives began to transfer equipment to the required area, a considerable distance equivalent to around three full-sized football pitches. Towards the end of the phase, many smaller areas such as the boiler room required additional walkways, which Mitchell's were immediately able to provide.
Once the work was completed, we dismantled and removed all scaffolding, leaving the premises clean, safe and secure. Find out more about our work on our website and get in touch with us to discuss your bespoke scaffolding requirements.