Case study: Increasing safety and efficiency on-site for Amethyst Homes
Amethyst Homes is a home builder based in the North East of England. We were approached by Kevin Brookbanks, buyer at Amethyst Homes, with a requirement for several new forklift skip attachments for their development in Consett.
The site had historically used traditional self-tipping skips to handle and dispose of waste materials. However, following a discussion with our specialists, Kevin decided to trial Invicta’s Auto-Lok Tipping Skip.
The Auto-Lok Tipping Skip has been specifically designed to evolve site waste operations, in both scale and efficiency. The skip’s auto-mechanism locks itself to the forks of the truck or telescopic-handler, meaning the driver can remain in the safety of his cab throughout the process.
This mechanism reduces risk and increases the efficiency of numerous on-site operations, including the common practice of telehandlers feeding 40-yard master skips with assorted waste.
We delivered the initial order of 5 skips to the site and carried out a demonstration to ensure all staff were comfortable using the new skip attachments. After just two months using the Auto-Lok Tipping Skips, Site Manager, Michael Skelton, describes the units as ‘brilliant’ and explained:
‘We’ve saved time and effort not having to manually engage, disengage and tip the unit. And these savings have been multiplied 5 times across the site, with the units in constant use. This has made a real contribution to efficiency and health and safety, with operatives not having to leave their cabs.’
Kevin Brookbanks confirmed that:
‘When looking to increase skip numbers on site, I’ll always request the Auto-Lok model from now on.’
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