For normal mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) installations using conventional methods there are numerous factors to consider for the logistics and installation methods. This is compounded by the additional number of skilled site operatives on site, and the equipment needed to complete the logistical tasks and the installation.
Staff undertaking conventional installation methods are generally exposed to increased Health and Safety hazards, albeit under suitable controls such as Risk Assessment and Method Statements. These hazards are related to such items as manual handling, tools and equipment, working at height, and stores and movements of materials. These hazards are exacerbated when undertaking such projects as high-rise buildings.
The conventional method, albeit still used across the industry, remains a recognised installation method utilised by NG Bailey. However, at NG Bailey there is an increased emphasis to utilise offsite manufacturing techniques wherever practicable. This ensures increased efficiency of installation and logistic movements; a reduction of site based staff, working in a relatively high risk industry. All of these factors lead to a reduction in the hazards to our employees, as well as other site staff.