Spider boom helps keep birds at bay in major hospital
A tracked spider boom lift, combined with JMS operator expertise, has been used to bird proof a building at a busy East London hospital.
Estate managers at Homerton Hospital wanted to deter pigeons from roosting in an internal courtyard to protect patients from infection risks caused by bird guano.
The NHS hospital’s bird proofing contractor hired a Bluelift C22-11 hybrid spider lift from JMS to carry out the work, along with a JMS operator.
Mark Jackson, Managing Director of JMS Powered Access, said: “The only way to get the spider lift to the court yard was to drive it along internal corridors through a series of double doors.
“In a sensitive, live environment like a hospital, this was quite a challenge, so the contractor used one of highly trained experienced spider boom operators to get the machine into position.
“It is an example of how our clients can rely on us to provide added value solutions to their working at height projects. We have both the machines the know-how to get the job done smoothly, safely.”
Bluelift C22-11 tracked boom
It has a maximum working height of 22m, with a maximum outreach of 11m, yet has a stowed width of just 0.91m.
This made the Bluelift C22-11 the ideal choice for the bird proofing project at Homerton Hospital.
JMS has one of the biggest, most modern tracked boom hire fleets in the UK.
The versatility of tracked booms means they are growing in popularity. They can be operated both indoors outdoors, as well across rough terrain low load bearing surfaces.
JMS can conduct site surveys, can deliver a full familiarisation hover service. As with the hospital proofing project, there is always the option to use JMS-trained operators where necessary.
All powered access equipment is available for hire nationally through JMS’s depots in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, Leeds, West Yorkshire, Pinewood Studios, Bucks Radlett.