Market leading national lifting solutions company, Ainscough Crane Hire, have completed a contract lift at Kettering General Hospital in Northamptonshire.
Ainscough used a Liebherr LTM 1500 – 8.1, from the company’s Heavy Cranes Division to carry out a series of lifts over a one day operation.
The work included manoeuvring a 25 tonne server, a portable generator and a number of air conditioning units into position for use in the new data centre which will securely store all of the hospitals electronic records.
Operating around a busy live hospital the job had to be carried out with minimal disruption to staff and patients.
Special consideration had to be given to the placement of the crane which was set up in an adjacent car park. Space was limited with greenery next to the new unit, so the team was very careful to ensure no damage was done.
The team began work in the early hours of the morning and successfully completed proceedings within five hours and ahead of schedule.
The work is the latest in a series of lifts that Ainscough has carried out at the hospital on Rothwell Road having previously been called in to assist with the expansion of the A&E department earlier in the year.
Tim Carter, managing the operation on behalf of Global Complete Solutions, said: “Everything went according to plan and I’d like to thank Ainscough for yet another job well done.”
Phillip Cook, depot manager at Ainscough’s Coventry Depot added: “Lifts in blue light environments come with their own special set of challenges. We knew that we needed to complete the job safely, quickly and without impacting the day-to-day operating of the hospital.
“The operation was a resounding success and the positive feedback we have received is testament to the skill and experience of the Ainscough operators involved.”