The project involved the removal of sections of rotting poplar trees at 46 -60m radius with various weights ranging up to 2 tonnes.
idverde is the UK & Europe’s leading provider of grounds maintenance services and landscape creation projects, maintenance, and management of landscapes throughout the UK. Ainscough Crane Hire’s extensive experience working with both public and private sector clients and in this case both, to deliver innovative solutions for each project’s unique challenges and collaborate with all parties on site.
At the commencement of the tree removal programme, the vision was clear – The safety of our colleagues, customers, and members of the public is our main priority, always Making the Safe Choice. Assuring all parties that all of our services be delivered in a safe environment whilst not compromising on quality.
The project involved the removal of sections of rotting poplar trees at 46 -60m radius with various weights ranging up to 2 tonnes. The project involved the use of a man basket/cage, man cage access was required to enable the trees to be cut. The team attached a man cage weighing 1.03 tonnes with a lifting sling master link directly to the hook-block.
Crane suspended man cage/baskets allow crane operators to lift personnel on work platforms creating easier, safer working environments.
All man baskets are regulated by strict safety regulations, which include regular checks and certification to ensure compliance.
Working within proximity of railway lines the team consulted with Network Rail regarding crane operation in proximity to adjacent railway lines. Network Rail advised on required control measures for the project.
Ainscough Crane Hire completed a series of lifts at the United Utilities owned wastewater treatment works, located northwest of Manchester. The works formed part of a project to remove rotting trees and sections of an emergency project following regional storms.
Operators from Ainscough’s Preston depot completed the lifts using a Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1, 130-tonne all-terrain mobile crane: rigged with main boom of 46-60m and 42 tonnes of counterweight. The project used the crane slew restrictor to ensure safe use near railway lines. Lifting personnel, man cage, tools, and tree sections.