The challenge for the Brilliant Ideas team when developing ALIMATS® solutions for spreading load, is getting our hands on the datasheet from the hire company – most of the time it isn’t readily available. What we’re looking for is the:
• Wheelbase to understand the distance between the wheels
• Track width
• Contact area of the wheel onto the ground, and maximum load applied.
It’s absolutely critical that the load going through these machines is understood. If you read IPAFs 2023 Global Safety Report, 831 people were involved in powered access incidents during 2022, resulting in 102 deaths.
Benefits of ALIMATS® Powered Access Solutions
It’s very good practice to place a compressible layer under the mats on hard or slightly uneven ground to allow the mats to deflect during operation, as it further optimises structural performance. If your mat isn’t deflecting, its essentially not spreading load. Instead, it will be transferring the load through the wheel of the machine and through the mat to the concrete or Tarmac.
Folkestone Channel Tunnel
320m long access road for Lowery Group on behalf of Balfour Beatty. Watch Video.
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Barr’s Hill School
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Manchester Science Park
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Finsbury Square, London
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Temporary platform for FK Group on behalf of Sir Robert McAlpine. Read More.