Commhoist, one of the UK’s leading mobile telecoms lifting and logistics providers was recently tasked with a project of a slightly different type to their usual telecoms-based projects.
The Commhoist team were tasked with removing a set of burnt out waltzers which had set fire due to an electrical fault. The only thing that remained following the fire was the central working and pay kiosk that weighed 5.5tonnes.
The removal of the waltzers, which were located at Blackpool Pier, required rigorous planning as the work could only be completed in line with the times of the tides.
The team’s route to the site also required thorough planning as the sand on the beach is quit firm however there are soft spots in places. We worked with our client who has local knowledge, and who we have worked with many times before to plan a suitable route for our fleet to access the burnt out waltzers. As an extra precaution we also had a number of stand by vehicles ready for recovery if necessary.
It took only two hours for the Commhoist team to drive on to the beach, complete the lift and return to the promenade following the completion of the removal.
Steve Mooney, Head of Field and Training for the Commhoist Group said, “With the tides and instability of the sand this job could have proved very difficult, but the team along with our client planned the job meticulously from start to finish to ensure a smooth project was delivered right first time.”
The Commhoist team will be returning to the site to lift a new set of waltzers back onto the pier ready for customers to enjoy once lockdown ends.