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When a customer contacted us wanting   lation of three boilers on the site, the   ing points welded to the top of the tank
         to adapt one of our existing products to   most recent of which was secured into   by its manufacturer dictated  the dis-
         suit their application, we were able to   place last month (June).    tance between the plates. Once secure,
         draw  upon  our  many  years  of  experi-  Wales-headquartered RSS serviced the   a 3t working  load limit (WLL) proof
         ence to develop a robust product, using   site from its depot in Aylesford, southeast   load pull test was carried out on each
         the latest technology applied to their ex-  of London, one of its six UK facilities. It   plate to certify that they could lift the
         act requirements. This product has now   delivered a scope of work to supply lifting   5t tank, which measured approximate-
         become increasing popular amongst   equipment, install and test lifting plates   ly 6m in height and 2m in diameter.
         Subsea and Offshore companies and we   in the ceiling of the basement above the   A variety of other lifting and rigging
         have now deployed several here in our   tanks,  and  provide  certification.  Pro-  gear then combined to maneuver the
         home town of Southampton and around   Lifting, of nearby Peterborough, awarded   tank  into  its  final  position.  From  the
         the world, including Japan and India.  RSS the job to fulfill obligations to ANTS   lifting plates, two 3t, 6m double fall
           For  more  information  about DLM,   Group, a leading supplier to the waste   chain blocks, from George Taylor & Co
         visit their website:  management sector.               Lifting  Gear  (Midlands),  connected  to
                                              Graham Dawson, RSS depot  man-   the top of the tank while, at the other
         Rope and Sling fits boiler         ager,  said: “The  three  installations   end, to support the bottom so it didn’t
         tanks in new UK hospital           spanned a period of six months and   scrape along the ground during the lift,
         basement                           the last one presented the most chal-  RSS employed a 3t intermediate gan-
           Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) pro-  lenges as a lot of pipework had been   try with 3m beam, two trolleys and two
         vided lifting equipment and expertise   installed in the interim period that we   chain blocks. The 2t, 3m chain blocks
         during installation of 5t boiler tanks   had to work around.” The geothermal   on the gantry were from Rhino Lifting;
         in the basement of the New Papworth   pipes will eventually draw hot water   roundslings and nylon skates complet-
         Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical   via ground heat source pumps that will   ed the lifting set.
         Campus, where Skanska is leading con-  be stored in the tanks.          An appointed person from Skanska,
         struction of the £165m medical facility.  The two lifting plates, manufactured   two engineers from RSS and two from
           The  hospital will  include  310 beds;   by Laddingford Engineering, were fit-  Pro-Lifting, combined with four ANTS
         a 46-bed critical care area, including   ted at the start of the installation; each   representatives  to  complete  the  final
         specialist units;  seven state-of-the-art   involved drilling four M16 holes for   tank installation inside a day.
         theatres; and six inpatient wards. Con-  corresponding through bolts to con-  Dawson concluded: “It was interest-
         struction started in early 2015 and the   nect them to the building’s ground floor   ing to see how the same load could pres-
         project is scheduled  for completion in   above. Work at height was carried out   ent different challenges because of the
         April 2018. RSS has facilitated instal-  using an aerial work platform; two lift-     continued on next page

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