The RF team have once again proved their worth and thrived in the face of adversity when recently faced with a challenge due to site loading restrictions at the Farringdon West project site. To ensure the smooth passage of ongoing installation works, it was decided to opt for a Multitel-smx170 Track (a tracked static boom with outriggers – IPAF 1b Category MEWP) more commonly known as a spider cherry picker. This particular machine is not commonly used and so training was quickly organised for our operatives. After communicating the site and training requirements, the decision was made to contract training specialist provider Kingfisher Access to attend and carry out the training on site.
Training was delivered in accordance with social distancing guidelines, firstly as a classroom theory session moving on to the practical element at the Farringdon West service yard, providing a large enough manoeuvring space and high enough wall for a target. Needless to say, all operatives involved passed with flying colours, with all awarded 3a and 3b certifications, allowing works on site to continue as scheduled.