Largest Snack Producer in the UK
Completed in September 2023 during one of the hottest weeks of the year, this installation required working over a busy high-bay distribution centre for the largest snack producer in the UK. As an IFC SDI-19 certified company we supplied and fitted fourteen 2 metre by 3.5 metre Powrmatic smoke ventilators according to the manufacturers specifications. The ventilators matched the existing clear bladed units but with the addition of new fall-arrest bars to meet the client’s strict roof access policies for future maintenance.
Due to the height and length of the distribution centre, a Spierings SK1265-AT6 crane was required, with a 60 metre jib radius capable of lifting to 35 metres. We hoped for low winds and minimal rain, but could not have imagined how warm it would remain for the whole week! On such a busy site where all loading bays and space are accounted for, storage of vents, setting up the lift and managing ground movements was essential. For areas below the lift in the building, Swisslog equipment and internal cranes had to be kept clear and considered at all times. As well as the vents being lifted, four spider man-safes were required for use around open penetrations. Working with our regular roofing installation partner, all aspects of the install were carefully planned and executed to ensure the works schedule was followed perfectly.
An independent Health and safety specialist, provided by the client, observed the roof works throughout and was extremely complementary of SVS Ltd’s install. The fourteen new louvre ventilators were fitted with the necessary windshields to comply with EN12101-2, and old ventilators were removed from site for recycling by a local specialist. The whole install was completed on time and within budget.