Bespoke lifting clamp for skew stones

Construction sites must ensure the safety of all workers. This is particularly important when heavy materials have to be moved.

See the examples below for how one site addressed this:

  • The project involved removing skew stones from a listed building and re-bedding them on a new DPC with dowel fixings.
  • The stones vary in size and have a 45-degree angled slope on one side, making them beyond manual handling guidelines.
  • Scaffold hand rails impede lifting onto scaffold, and the largest stones span two scaffold lifts.
  • The site therefore devised a solution whereby they could mechanically lift the skew stones, only requiring access from scaffolding on one side.
  • The site team created an adjustable lifting clamp which can lift stones of various sizes and re-bed them.

The clamp has been a great success on this site, efficiently removing the stones and reducing the risk of harm to operatives.

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Monitor report. Robertson Northern. Highlands. February 2017.


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