Project lead times can be reduced massively through mast climbing, giving you huge savings in terms of time and money thanks to our innovative equipment.
Projects we have worked on in the past include the Exchange Square development for Sir Robert McAlpine in Birmingham, the Arden Gate residential development in Birmingham for the Torsion Group and the Hilton T2 Hotel at Heathrow Airport.
What exactly is mast climbing?
A mast climbing work platform operates via a vertical mast on the side of a high-rise or other building. Our equipment is very flexible, which means maintenance, construction and other work can be conducted on any building, no matter how high it is.
Mast climbers in Wales offer superb value for money the taller a building is compared to scaffolding. The time it takes to erect and dismantle mast climbing equipment is significantly less than scaffolding. It can save a project leader around 80% of the overall construction or maintenance time. In terms of cost, savings would result in around £120million a year if mast climbing was used over scaffolding due to these reduced timeframes.
Alongside the benefits of speed, mast climbers’ safety record is exemplary. We are committed to training our staff to the highest standards and maintaining the best possible safety record. This is why we have recently invested £500,000 in a new training centre. We carry out a weekly inspection for every project we work on and all our construction workers undertake an IPAF Demonstrator course when their training takes place.
What wider benefits do mast climbers provide?
In the construction industry, around 52,000 workers are affected by musculoskeletal problems every year. Staff working on scaffolding projects have to bend and stoop a lot more than those working with mast climbers. By working in a more optimal position, mast climbing projects provide greater benefits to the long-term health for staff working for BFT.
The public and workers on mast climbers in Wales are also afforded greater protection. Our equipment is more fire-resistant than wooden scaffolding boards and BFT mast climbers also require less equipment on site, which improves the overall security for construction workers and residents who live in high-rise buildings.
Scaffolding can be a real eye-sore for people who live in such buildings, so less equipment from mast climbers allows more natural light in people’s homes, providing a better quality of life.
All these benefits mean that mast climbers provide a superb building access solution for projects in Wales.
BFT works on projects across the whole of Wales, with a passion for putting forward the amazing benefits of mast climbing.
Safety and training is always at the forefront of our minds when it comes to mast climbers in Wales, delivering the highest standards for you thanks to our friendly and knowledgeable team at BFT.
Your MCWP will be transported and installed according to your requirements and our fleet management department can give you excellent guidance if required.
With more than 1,600 mast climbers to choose from, there are lots of options when it comes to exceeding your expectations for your building access project.
To learn more about mast climbers in Wales, get in touch with us today and we would be happy to help.