Personnel Restraint solution for NI Water
17 June 2011, News release from Reid Lifting Limited
REID Lifting, the leading portable lifting solution designer and manufacturer, has continued its long-standing service to the water industry with the customisation and supply of over 80 portable lifting jib cranes for Northern Ireland Water, within tight deadlines.
Working in partnership with BPF Distributors and Pumps Ltd, REID was able to assess the technical brief and ensure that its industry-standard PORTA-DAVIT 500 (PD-500) could be customised to meet the required safety, lifting and access requirements.
Easy to transport and stow, with rapid assembly, the PD-500 was adapted for Northern Ireland Water's 'Investment Programme' to facilitate a requirement for a 'Personnel Restraint Anchor Point', with the manufacture and supply of over 80 units (plus electric hoists and waterproof covers) within just a few weeks.
The PD-500 is long-established as a popular choice within the water and wastewater industry, providing a safe and lightweight solution to lifting, for example, pumps within potentially hazardous conditions. REID is proud of its ability - as design and manufacture specialists - to respond quickly to customer needs with suitably customised equipment.
Customisation is at the core of REID's product offering, and personnel lifting options can be integrated into to any of its lifting solutions providing additional safety for users in potentially dangerous operating environments.
Phillip Ellis, REID's Sales and Marketing Director comments: "We are really pleased to further develop our relationship with NI Water through a close relationship with our partners, BPF. The water industry is a key sector for REID with many of our products specifically developed for such applications. I'm delighted to say that we shipped all 80 PORTA-DAVIT 500 systems within the requested timescales."
Niall Fitzsimons, Sales and Tendering Manager at BPF, which has over 30 years' experience in supplying specialist equipment to NI Water, said "With our close understanding of NI Water's requirements and REID responding so quickly we were able to win the tender and demonstrate that we could totally satisfy NI Waters' product requirements and meet their tight deadlines."
Ellis adds: "With us having recently launched our unique one tonne PORTA-DAVIT - designed specifically for the water industry's demands - and our ultra lightweight PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE, we are busy developing new solutions across the water industry and others. We look forward to continuing our work with BPF and NI Water to help them address further lifting challenges."
For further information please email Reid Lifting Limited