PRESS RELEASE – Carillion Facilities
COUNTY COURT ROOMS GET THE LOBO TREATMENT
Fixing the lights in a courtroom with high ceilings and fixed furniture is no longer a problem thanks to an ingenious British-made work platform.
One division of the UK’s leading support services and construction companies is reaping the rewards of the LOBO, which has enabled their business to provide safe working practices whilst reducing overall operational costs.
Carillion PLC invested in the unique modular system, to enable its staff in the Integrated Services division to operate safely at height during their work in county court rooms.
The LOBO System is an innovative work platform that can be configured to meet any access application from changing a light bulb to the maintenance of a space shuttle. It is put together without any tools and its unique, patented clamp provides a safe and secure working facility up to a maximum height of ten metres.
Personnel can reconfigure the system, adapting it from project to another, with ease. By fitting wheels, LOBO can be moved around a site and it can be assembled, taken down and reassembled quickly.
It is easy to flat-pack and transport. David Neild, Services Manager for Carillion Integrated Solutions in Leeds first encountered LOBO when he was invited to the factory to see the kit first hand.
“I was very impressed with it, other products were considered but the LOBO Tower was found to be the most versatile and cost effective – it fitted in perfectly with our requirements,” said David.”We use the system to carry out maintenance and pre-planned maintenance tasks on difficult to access equipment in courtrooms and find it particularly useful for gaining access over fixed furniture in offices and classrooms.
“LOBO has provided significant cost savings to the business, as we have reduced our scaffolding hire costs and downtime. The task in hand can be done quickly and more efficiently therefore saving us time.
We will be looking into expanding the kit in the near future,” he added.
Carillion PLC is just one of many satisfied customers. Evidence from users on both sides of the Atlantic includes incredible cuts in scaffolding costs, reduced downtime and less reliance on outside contractors.
LOBO can be safely and securely erected with a minimum of training.