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Contractors World INTERNATIONAL - 2016 Vol 7 No 4

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Innovative Use of Technology - continued

A new device developed by Murphy, called the Safe T Zone, was installed on the telehandler fleet used on Crossrail. Telehandler Safety Initiative

The in-house Never Harm cultural development programme encourages the teams at Murphy to develop new approaches for first-rate safety.

A new device developed by Murphy, called the Safe T Zone, was installed on the telehandler fleet used on Crossrail.

This bespoke solution minimises any unsafe movement of underslung goods, by limiting the operation of the telehandler, restricting its movement.

A further example of creative thinking, was the idea of transporting a cherry picker into the tunnel, so that operatives could reach the highest points easily and safely.

The light Hybrid Niftylift Height Rider 21 was chosen for its combination of strength and ease of movement and proved ideal for attaching temporary lights the length of the tunnel and allowed operatives inject resin to seal the tunnel watertight.

With an eye on safety, this model with its electric motor was chosen as it reduced the release of harmful emissions in enclosed environments, as well as minimising noise within the tunnel for better working conditions. With lower fuel consumption, running costs and noise emissions, the humble cherry picker ensured the project was completed safely and on time.

Paul Mohan, rail sector director at Murphy, commented:

Our work on Crossrail highlights our approach to projects, thinking creatively as to how far we can push boundaries to get the best results for our clients, integrating the latest technologies into projects and going the extra mile on sustainability.

Murphy & Sons Limited


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