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 and 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 and the know-how to get the job done smoothly, and 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, and 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 and outdoors, as well across rough terrain and low load bearing surfaces.
JMS can conduct site surveys, and can deliver a full familiarisation and handover 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 and Radlett.