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Creator of the Stronghold®
We have used the Stronghold Fall Protection as we were moving 17 lifts at 100 Liverpool Street in London which was over 9 floors and with the main contractor being Sir Robert McAlpine.
Sir Robert McAlpine’s safety advisor was very pleased to see this piece of equipment being used as the harnesses are connected at a high level where they are normally fixed to the floor and when people are working at the edge of the lift shafts, this is not good practice.
We as a company this is a brilliant piece of equipment and even the engineers are pleased to use it as it makes their jobs easier and safer when working at height at the lift entrances. Also the piece of equipment has a function of being lowered down to use as a barrier to close off the entrances so you do not require 2 different pieces of equipment, only one.
Just a note to thank you and let you know that the window installation went well at Charter House the YMCA building and your training for the Stronghold system really useful.
All concerned, operatives, customer and tenants were all impressed with the method of installation and the use of the Stronghold.
The savings on scaffolding was immense due to the staircases being at each end of the building and both 10 floors tall. I would estimate the savings at £20,000.00 at least and the safety greatly enhanced by using the Stronghold rather than scaffolding.
I will be in touch for training new operatives in the future.
RE: STRONGHOLD SAFETY DEVICE
I write in my capacity as the regular columnist on Health & Safety matters since 1994 in the UK trade journal “Elevation”. I also serve on various safety related British and European Standards Committees.
In my opinion, the stronghold lift product brings simplicity and safety to lift installation. I have investigated many falls down lift shafts and reports of falls down lifts shafts globally are regular. In my opinion, this product will go a long way to reducing those statistics and this reducing fatalities and serious injuries. In addition, the product provides harness and lifting points which will reduce the need for long slings to be used thus reducing potential fall distances and reducing the possibility of slings getting caught up and/or worn against abrasive surfaces over longer distances.
In my opinion, this product will go a long way towards achieving compliance with the industry recognised standard BS7255 “Safe working on lifts” I gain no reward, financial or otherwise, from making this statement and will be reviewing the product in trade journals globally.
EurIng David Cooper
BSc(Hons), MSc, MPhil, CEng, FIET, FCIBSE
LECS (UK) LIMITED
I just want to take this opportunity to feedback on how stronghold has supported our business needs since we purchased the product in December 2014.
We had obtained a 5 year contract to undertake maintenance on 5x 24 story tower blocks in Camden, London (700+ apartments). I was looking for a cost effective way in which to
carry out this work and came across your product alongside another product that the French equivalent to the SAS use to abseil out of buildings. Both myself and my Client
decided that the Stronghold was by far the better product for the project, our client especially liked that it has it’s own barrier system there by keeping unauthorised personnel
out of the working area, ensure safety requirements are adhered to.
The benefit of Stronghold is it is easily transported and erected, we leave this equipment on one of our vans at all times in case of emergencies (please see attached email).
Scaffolding was not an option for our client as would have cost in excessive of £2 million.
My Engineers are fully trained in using Stronghold and feel completely safe when using this. They have said that they feel it was a much safer option than standing on scaffolding
or abseiling on the outside of a high rise building.
We have been using this product for over a year with no issues at all, we have undertake the project we bought the stronghold for but as a result of purchasing this product we have
secured a further 7 year contract as this has given our company the competitive edge. We also use Stronghold on our other contracts where sometimes we could be working of a
ladder, now we work from the inside and lean out whilst be attached to the Stronghold.
Engineers again feel this is a much safer alternative to a ladder, and I would agree.
By also offering this product to other Clients I am able to offer alternatives to traditional and costly methods which has seen my business grow as a result.
I am looking at further ways Stronghold can help grow my business and would not hesitate to recommend this product to others.