Construction work by nature entails danger. The complexity of work, mounting pressures to achieve targets and lack of awareness among labour all make it impossible to eliminate accidents during construction. That's why, all around the world, more people die at construction sites than in road accidents. Yet it is possible to minimise accidents with the use of safe equipment and by taking effective steps based on actual experience.
JD Neuhaus recently introduced an emergency lowering device for its EH range of air-operated monorail hoists, which supplements an existing, fail-safe disc brake that is activated in the event of a mains power failure, ensuring that suspended loads are held safely and securely.
For 'The Tower' in London, UK, Alimak Hek is providing construction hoists, which is set to be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe. The hoists, including a 5,500 kg Scando unit, have been supplied to contracting and development company Brookfield Multiplex Europé. Included are two Alimak Scando 650 FC-S 100m/min high-speed construction hoists, designed to speed up construction time and save costs.
Crane and hoists are essential for the vertical transportation in a high-rise building. While hoists are generally used for manpower transportation, cranes are used to transport major materials such as steel, etc, and sometimes for shuttering.
Order book and utilisation plans: Our order book and the new orders that we receive have a significant effect on our future revenue. The company's order book as on January 31, 2017, was approximately Rs 4,049 crore. This includes commercial, residential and institutional buildings.