Stores area at Trent Park before installation
Action Handling was recently invited to offer a proposal against a tender opportunity for one of the London Borough Councils. The opportunity was to improve the storage possibilities of the stores areas within local parks.
Our Sales Director, Steve Phillips, visited various sites to assess the requirement, gather relevant information and generally speak with the local operatives. The parks groundsman previously had a collective stores area and therefore it was very difficult to separate each individual’s equipment or coordinate repairs and spare parts that were required on a regular basis.
Steve quickly deduced that stores areas could easily be turned into more efficient and cost effective multi-functional storage facilities by introducing secure individual caged areas combined with a more flexible type of shelving system.
We were successful with our proposal and received an order to commence with the project. Delivery and installation dates with the sites were agreed and after the completion of the Council's statutory Method Statements and Risk Assessments the project began and was completed within a 2 week timeframe. The first site had two areas that required our help and as you can see from the images below a fantastic improved difference can easily be achieved with minimal disruption.
The improved storage facility after installation
We supplied and installed:
- 8 x Mesh Partition Cages
- 16 x Bays of Heavy Duty Steel Shelving
- 8 x Louvre Panels with Spigot Arms
- Run of 5 Bays of Steel Shelving
- 1 x Hazardous Substance Cabinet
- 5 x Louvre Panels with Spigot arms
Our installation team arrived on the Monday morning at Trent Park in Oakwood, to off-load all the materials arriving on delivery vehicles and position them in the various locations required. The installation team had finished the installation of the 8 x Mesh Partition Cages in the main stores area and the 5 x Bays of Steel Shelving in one area by late Monday afternoon. They were then back on site on the Tuesday morning and had completed the whole installation by the afternoon. From initial enquiry through site visit, order and then installation the whole process only took 17 days which really impressed the Council's Purchasing Department.
The Park Groundsman now know that their individual equipment is securely segregated and that spare parts and repairs can be easily monitored and carried out in a timely fashion.
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