David Batchelor - f100 Winner
A photo that really makes a splash! - Congratulations to David who is our November Winner for the F100 competiton.
The shot was taken during night works at Guildford Spectrum which is the largest leisure complex of its kind in Europe. The complex hardly ever sleeps its open everyday of the year opening from 5.00 am through until 2.00 am.
The swimming pools themselves are open from early to late this makes maintenance and inspections difficult to programme in. Recently a structural survey of the internal roof supports was needed as we are hoping to install energy saving panels on the roof of the complex. And at the same time maintenance tasks and routine inspections were required.
Traditional methods of scaffolding, towers, ladder were really not an option. The answer was a carefully chosen MEWP with an operator from Facelift. It's always a balance / compromise in choosing the correct machine when considering weight, size and reach this is where Facelift carried out a site survey and recommended the nifty 15 with duel fuel (diesel and battery) power.
As a centre we do in fact have several staff who have been trained as IPAF 3b ( MEWP ) operators by Facelift, but on this occasion we needed professional experience and a steady nerve with only inches to spare when going through standard height doorway and traveling along the pool side avoiding drain cover and pool steps.
The versatility of the equipment meant the jobs were possible in a fraction of the time and completed in one overnight session, with no inconvenience to our customers.
Thanks to David for sending in this shot. Everyone can enter the F100 competition - so if you too happen to glimpse one of our machines, why not take a picture and you could win £100!